New web app on seafloor features in Marine Protected Areas - WEBINAR

The Protected Area Impact Maps Virtual Research Environment (PAIM VRE) provides the user with tools to visualize, analyze and report on a range of ecologically important seafloor features within marine protected areas - a key component of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). The interface is built around an interactive map viewer that provides visualization of a range seafloor features. The interface assists users in understanding which seafloor features occur in an area and how these are currently represented in marine protected areas. This information can be used to prioritize future planning of protected areas to include seafloor features which are poorly represented...

Science fueling the growth of European private companies: Meet the winners of the BlueBRIDGE Competitive Call for SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Europe's economy. In the past five years, they have created around 85% of new jobs and provided two-thirds of the total private sector employment in the EU. The European Commission considers SMEs and entrepreneurship as key to ensuring economic growth, innovation, job creation, and social integration in the EU. The H2020 BlueBRIDGE project shares the commitment and for this reason it launched its Competitive Call for SMEs designed to support small and medium enterprises in improving their data management practices thus paving the way for enhanced data products and services.

Find out the main outcomes of the RDA Europe-BlueBRIDGE Datathon! Did you miss the April workshop on FAIR data catalogue? The report is out!

The 15th and 16th  of June, more than 70 data enthusiasts came to the RDA Europe-BlueBRIDGE datathon on fisheries and aquaculture, in Heraklion, Crete. Discover the outputs, the presentations, the datasets and the winners of the datathon!
Did you miss the BlueBRIDGE Workshop “FAIR friendly research data catalogue: how far are we”?
We got it covered for you. Find out the main outcomes of the event and interesting insights on how the EOSC catalogue facility can be implemented.

BlueBRIDGE Webinar "Semantic Integration of Marine Data": presentation & recording

Thank you for having attended the BlueBRIDGE webinar “Semantic Integration of Marine Data” on June 28, 2017. In case you missed the live webinar, you can still take the most out of this event as the material is available below.

Join the BlueBRIDGE free webinar "Semantic integration of marine data", 28 June 2017, 11:10 am CEST

Data scientists, researchers, engineers and users are invited to join the free webinar "Semantic integration of marine data", taking place the 28th of June at 11:10 AM CEST. The webinar is presented by Professor Yannis Tzitzikas, Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Computer Science Dep. at University of Crete and Affiliated Researcher of the Information Systems Laboratory at FORTH-ICS. 

Join the RDA Europe-BlueBRIDGE Datathon on fisheries & aquaculture, 15-16 June, Heraklion

The Datathon on fisheries and aquaculture jointly organised by RDA Europe and BlueBRIDGE is taking place from 15 to 16 June in in Heraklion, Greece.

Register now to our free webinar!

Scientists, researchers and users are invited to join the free webinar "Using e-infrastructures for biodiversity conservation", tomorrow (30 May) at 11:00 AM CEST, presented by Gianpaolo Coro (CNR).

Many opportunities for data enthusiasts: datathon, webinar and call4SMEs! Read the full newsletter

 Are you a data enthusiast working to improve the aquaculture, fisheries, marine and environmental data management practices and data products? Don't miss the joint RDA Europe / BlueBRIDGE datathon on fisheries and aquaculture this June in Crete and our free webinar on Using e-Infrastructures for Biodiversity Conservation. Additionally, make sure you apply to the BlueBRIDGE call for SMEs (Deadline is the 10th of June!)

Few days left to register to the FAIR research data catalogues workshop, 3 April 2017, Barcelona: BlueBRIDGE, ELIXIR, EPOS, EUDAT, ICOS and GEOSS are part of the programme

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.

The BlueBRIDGE Competitive Call for SMEs is open: Apply Now

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.