Building the necessary skills around new and innovative technologies is a key part of its uptake and important for its sustainability. BlueBRIDGE is well aware of this and that's why, in its work plan, has identified different training activities to different stakeholders. One of the means to engage and train new generations is to make BlueBRIDGE and e-infrastructures part of some university courses.

On the 25th of November 2015, Gianpaolo Coro, CNR-ISTI, presented a course on e-infrastructures and the BlueBRIDGE project at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, the principal heir to Faculty of Sciences of the Sorbonne University. Over 30 students from the Masters Programme in Oceanography attended the course bringing interesting insights to the debate.

The courses covered the following topics:
* General introduction to e-Infrastructures and to the BlueBRIDGE project
* Inspect species distribution maps
* Produce a species distribution maps
* Analyse species observation trends
* Inspect species occurrence data
* GIS maps and geo-spatial datasets visualization and access
* Taxa names discovery
* Data mining of occurrence records

The course was also a good opportunity to establish synergies within the research group of the Sorbonne university that agreed to start an experimentation with BlueBRIDGE, by integrating their algorithm in the BlueBRIDGE infrastructure. This algorithm will be important to build BlueBRIDGE services related to aquaculture.

In addition another course is already under consideration, to take place in Paris for the next year.

A copy of the presentation can be found here .

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