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10:00 – 10:30 Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:30 - 10:45

The EOSC and Blue GrowthVictoria Tsoukala, Program Officer-Seconded National Expert- eInfrastructures and Open Science Cloud at European Commission, DG CONNECT (Download presentation)

10:45 - 11:00

Changing data management in Blue GrowthDonatella Castelli, ISTI-CNR & BlueBRIDGE Coordinator (Download presentation)

11:00 – 12:30

Data-driven science shaping Blue Growth practices: Hear Practical Insights from our Users [Moderated session]

BlueBRIDGE users operating in the aquaculture and fisheries sector describing how BlueBRIDGE helps them in addressing their current data management challenges.

Chair: Sara Garavelli, Project Manager, Trust-IT Services

- Data Driven Science and BlueBRIDGE, a match made in the cloudAnton Ellenbroek, IT Specialist, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (Download presentation)
- How ICES uses BlueBRIDGE tools to overcome our challengesScott Large, Professional Officer, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) (Download presentation)
- BlueBRIDGE: Supporting Maritime spatial planning through provision of data and analysisMiles Macmillan-Lawler, Programme Leader, GRID-Arendal (Download presentation)
- Data Science and e-infrastructures can help Aquaculture to improve performance and sustainabilityKostas Seferis, CEO, I2S SA (Download presentation)
The VREs to improve fisheries science: The case of the Global Tuna fisheriesPaul Taconet, Engineer, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) (Download presentation)

12:30 – 13:30

Buffet Lunch

13:30 – 14:00

Collaborating with e-infrastructures for innovative data management solutions Pasquale Pagano, ISTI-CNR & BlueBRIDGE Technical Coordinator (Download presentation)

14:00 – 15:45

Moderated Panel & Interactive audience discussion focusing on

What is the role that data-driven science and innovation plays in the Blue Growth sector? How can European e-infrastructures concretely facilitate this role? Will the European Open Science Cloud benefit the Blue Growth Sector?

Bringing together stakeholders from the Blue Growth sector and from e-infrastructure service providers, this panel will discuss: how the increased availability of data and data management services is changing science and bringing innovation to the Blue Growth sector; how European e-infrastructures are accelerating this process; and how the upcoming European Open Science Cloud initiative will contribute to change the modus operandi of the Blue Growth stakeholders.

Chair: Marc Taconet, FAO-FI, Chief Fisheries Statistics and Information Branch (FIPS) & BlueBRIDGE External Advisory Board Chair


- Licia Florio, Project Development Officer, GÉANT
- Neil Holdsworth, Head of Data and Information, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
- Wainer Lusoli, Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
- Per Öster, Research Infrastructures Director, CSC - IT Center for Science & EUDAT & EOSC pilot
- Marco Weydert, Marine Resources Unit, DG-Research & Innovation, EU Commission

Panellists and participants will be invited to identify precise calls for action on how to accelerate the Blue Growth sector leveraging as much as possible on the existing ICT and e-infrastructures.

15:45 – 16:00

Conclusions and Wrap up