BlueBRIDGE - Building Research environments fostering Innovation, Decision making, Governance and Education to support Blue growth - supports capacity building in interdisciplinary research communities actively involved in increasing scientific knowledge about resource overexploitation, degraded environment and ecosystem with the aim of providing a more solid ground for informed advice to competent authorities and to enlarge the spectrum of growth opportunities as addressed by the Blue Growth Societal Challenge.


BlueBRIDGE capitalizes on past investments and uses the proven D4Science infrastructure. BlueBRIDGE has developed innovative services, the so called Virtual Research Environements (VREs), in the following areas:

  • Ecosystem approach to Fisheries - services for stock assessment and for the generation of unique identifiers for global stocks (See Solutions for Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries);
  • Aquaculture - services supporting the analysis of socio-economic performance in aquaculture (See Solutions for Aquaculture);
  • Maritime Spatial Planning - spatial planning services to identify aquaculture and fisheries infrastructures from satellite imagery and tools to visualize, analyze and report on a range of ecologically important seafloor features within marine protected areas (See Solutions for Maritime Spatial Planning);
  • Education - tools to set up and deliver training courses in a cost-effective way (See Solutions for Education).

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