BlueBRIDGE would like to invite you to the workshop: "FAIR friendly research data catalogues: How far are we?" on 3 April 2017, from 2 to 6 pm CEST, in Barcelona. Why attend? The workshop brings together representatives of ICOS (the Integrated Carbon Observation System), EPOS (the European Plate Observing System), ELIXIR (the distributed infrastructure for life-science information), GEOSS (the Global Earth Observation System of Systems) and EUDAT (the European Data Infrastructure). Discussions will focus on how these initiatives are currently dealing with research data catalogues, how they are approaching the FAIR principles and how they can move forward.
If you are a European small or medium enterprise (SME) performing collaborative data management in the fisheries, marine, environmental & ecological domains or in the aquaculture sector, then apply now & seize the opportunity to adopt the BlueBRIDGE services.
The aim of the BlueBRIDGE workshop “FAIR friendly research data catalogues: how far are we?”, is to discuss how European projects and e-infrastructures dealing with research data catalogues are approaching and enabling the FAIR principles. Representatives of Copernicus (the European system for monitoring the Earth), ELIXIR (the distributed infrastructure for life-science), EPOS (the European Plate Observing System), EUDAT (the European Data Infrastructure) and ICOS (the Integrated Carbon Observation System) will contribute to the workshop bringing their experiences in FAIR data catalogues and investigating what can be done to move forward.
In this issue: the BlueBRIDGE January workshop “Understanding how ecosystems of e-infrastructures can boost Blue Growth" brought together over 50 stakeholders operating in the Blue Growth sector to discuss how e-infrastructures and innovative data management services can support Blue Growth. The workshop report is now available and includes a full section on how BlueBRIDGE is supporting stock assessment, the ecosystem approach to fisheries, aquafarms and the detection of aquaculture cages...
Semi-automatic identification of aquaculture structures using satellite remote sensing data; transformation of a set of Copernicus in situ marine observations of an acidification parameter into one uniform global distribution map; the recent stock assessment model used in the last Oceana study available in the BlueBRIDGE VRE to support stock assessment. Three concrete examples of how BlueBRIDGE is supporting different use cases and stakeholders.
Assessing the status of fish populations stock is a science by itself, and is needed to understand safe harvesting limits to help conserve marine ecosystems and maintain the sustainability of aquatic food resources. Good stock assessments require high quality datasets and robust models to estimate biological parameters. In order to tackle these challenges, BlueBRIDGE developed a service assisting interdisciplinary teams of scientists in particularly relevant phases of the stock assessment process and data dissemination.
In this issue, we would like to bring to your attention the dual nature of BlueBRIDGE:
i) While waiting for the final release of the Commission High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), we would like to describe to you how the data management solutions developed by BlueBRIDGE and its underlying infrastructure can contribute to the establishment of the EOSC;
ii) secondly, as BlueBRIDGE primarily supports the H2020 Blue Growth Societal Challenge, you must know that the BlueBRIDGE technologies (also used by iMarine) have been showcased alongside Google during one of the most important event on the international landscape for the fisheries community: the Committee of Fisheries (COFI 2016).
If we have piqued your interest, September and October are the right months to meet us! BlueBRIDGE is organising three different workshops in Latvia, Poland, and France and will be also present at the Bratislava ICT Proposers' Day!
Over 200 members of the French Business and Sea Innovation Cluster answered the BlueBRIDGE survey and below you can download the report with the final results. Is remote sensing suitable for assessing damage and loss in fisheries and aquaculture? In this newsletter we explain why BlueBRIDGE adopts this technology to assist disaster assessment and management strategies. And what about education? Professor Yannis Vassiliou, from the National Technical University of Athens, tells us how BlueBRIDGE VREs can have a role in supporting scientific training. Finally, learn how to perform the analysis of a species distribution with our demo. Have we captured your attention?... make sure you join our September workshops!