Attending the Montreal RDA Plenary? Join the session on "R" as orchestrator to manage OGC compliant metadata & data, 19 Sept. @ 11:30, room: Mansfield 10


The Fisheries Data Interoperability Working Group will present its early achievements at the upcoming  RDA Plenary meeting in Montreal, Canada.

The session will explain how the usage of the R programming language as orchestrator to manage metadata, data complying with OGC standards and controlled vocabularies is supporting the Tuna Fisheries Use Case. But it doesn’t stop there. The session is organised as a side event to extend its scope to other fishery-related fields and beyond: for example to the marine or earth observations domain.

Cross e-infrastructures collaboration: enhancing the BlueBRIDGE services through the EGI computing & storage resources


Last week, Tiziana Ferrari, Technical Director of the EGI foundation[1] (, opened the EGI Conference 2017 (9-12 May 2017, Catania, Italy) highlighting the importance of collaboration among e-infrastructures.

BlueBRIDGE article highlighted in the ERCIM News No.109: Making the development and deployment of VREs easy and effective


The ERCIM News No.109 featured an article on Virtual Research Environments (VREs), written by Donatella Castelli, Pasquale Pagano and Leonardo Candela, CNR-ISTI & BlueBRIDGE consortium.

BlueBRIDGE team at work at the 4th TCom Meeting in Copenhagen defining the roadmap for the upcoming months


From the 7th to the 10th March 2017, the 4th BlueBRIDGE TCom meeting is taking place in Copenhagen kindly hosted by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

The aim of the meeting is to discuss the state of play of the BlueBRIDGE project and the plan for the upcoming months.

The latest release from BlueBRIDGE: A set of techno-economic assessment tools for aquafarms


The latest Virtual Research Environment (VRE) released by BlueBRIDGE has been conceived for all the aquafarming enterprises that want an answer to the question: how can I maximize the growth rate of my livestock by minimizing the production costs?

Oceana study: Sustainability could increase fish catches by 57% - BlueBRIDGE makes available the stock assessment model used by Oceana in its Virtual Research Environments


Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation, published a new research that provides the most comprehensive overview so far of overfishing in European fish stocks.

A new suite of three algorithms, implementing a Supervised Machine Learning Workflow based on Feed Forward Neural Networks, is now available for the BlueBRIDGE VREs


A new suite of three algorithms, implementing a Supervised Machine Learning Workflow based on Feed Forward Neural Networks, is now available. It can be used for general Classification and Regression tasks as well as correlation studies and biological simulations requiring some kind of information extraction from labelled data.  
The three algorithms are briefly described below:

New BlueBRIDGE VRE supporting a scientific training on Stock Assessment


BlueBRIDGE recently developed a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) supporting a scientific training on Stock Assessment. This VRE will be used for the ICES Advanced Stock Assessment Training Course, which will be held from Monday, 28 November, to Friday, 2 December, 2016.

Revamp of D4Science infrastructure increases BlueBRIDGE’s capabilities


An enhanced version of, the infrastructure behind BlueBRIDGE VREs, was released at the end of July 2016. This change improves the project’s capabilities.

Analysing and forecasting fisheries time series


By utilizing tuna fisheries data in the Indian Ocean, the authors propose a method to forecast fisheries time series. In comparing this method to others, they demonstrate that it is able to highlight periodic patterns in a high fishing activity area such as the Indian Ocean.