The Blue Skills work package entails the training element of the project. There are four main contributors to
the work package: International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie
dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the University of Athens (UoA),
and, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD). These provide a broad range of training
opportunities, ranging from training scientists, researchers and stock assessors, to students at both Masters
and PhD level.
The training element of BlueBRIDGE aims to boost education by reducing trainers’ effort in preparing
platforms for practical experimentation in courses organised by universities, institutions, and companies that
require multidisciplinary data access, curation, and analytics.
The main results to date have included the extensive utilisation of the BlueBRIDGE infrastructure by a series
of Virtual Laboratories, in a range of topics and ways. In some instances the use of the infrastructure and its
facilities has been purely for communication and material dissemination, while in others, the infrastructure
has been used for analysis and modelling.
In the reporting period, 15 courses took place with the support of 7 dedicated VLabs. These courses were
attended by more than 335 participants in total.