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

18/May/2017

Last week, Tiziana Ferrari, Technical Director of the EGI foundation[1] (www.egi.eu), 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

10/Apr/2017

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

08/Mar/2017

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

21/Dec/2016

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

23/Nov/2016

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

15/Nov/2016

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

03/Nov/2016

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

25/Aug/2016

An enhanced version of D4Science.org, 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

22/Aug/2016

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.

Innovative IT solutions to support Data needs for Blue Growth – Google and iMarine examples

15/Jul/2016

During COFI 2016 a side event on innovative IT solutions to support Data needs for Blue Growth took place. This side event presented partnerships and IT strategies of FAO to support informed decision-making for social, economic and environmental sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture.