(30 November 2016)

Semi-automatic identification of aquaculture structures using satellite remote sensing data; transformation of a set of Copernicus in situ marine observations of an acidification parameter into one uniform global distribution map; the recent stock assessment model used in the last Oceana study available in the BlueBRIDGE VRE to support stock assessment.

Three concrete examples of how BlueBRIDGE is supporting different use cases and stakeholders. Do you want to hear it “from the horse’s mouth” of our users? Submit an expression of interest for the January 11th workshop that BlueBRIDGE is organising in Brussels: "Understanding how ecosystems of EU e-infrastructures can boost Blue Growth".

Interview with Nicolas Longépé - How satellite imagery can support the aquaculture sector

Nicolas Longépé, a Research Engineer in the Radar Application Division of Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), Plouzané, France, explains the System for the Production of an Aquaculture Atlas (AAPS) from Earth Observation imagery that BlueBRIDGE is building and why satellite imagery is of paramount importance for the Blue Growth sector...

Using the SeaDataNet Interpolation service on Copernicus in situ observations, using the European Grid Infrastructure machines

Monitoring and containing ocean acidification helps keep coral reefs and shell-building organisms from dissolving, and thus helps prevent ecological disasters. Unfortunately, environmental observations of parameters are usually available as scattered in situ data, published on restricted-access data e-Infrastructures. On the other hand, interpolation services exist to estimate global, uniform distributions of environmental parameters from scattered observations. However, these services usually require data to comply with a non-standard format and cannot directly accept in situ data. BlueBRIDGE is able to create a bridge between several e-Infrastructures...

Oceana study: Sustainability could increase fish catches by 57% - BlueBRIDGE makes available the stock assessment model used by Oceana in its Virtual Research Environments

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. The model used by Oceana is available for use in one of the stock assessment Virtual Research Environments developed by BlueBRIDGE...

BlueBRIDGE Workshop - Understanding how ecosystems of EU e-infrastructures can boost Blue Growth

Organisations working in the domains of fisheries and aquaculture are limited by a lack of data and an inadequate awareness of how marine and maritime science can efficiently support them in their daily work. Luckily for these organisations, powerful ICT and e-infrastructures solutions for data access, harmonisation, analysis, and publication - specifically designed for the Blue Growth Sector - already exist.

Bringing together users operating in the Blue Growth sector and e-infrastructure service providers, this workshop will be a stimulating forum of practical exchanges for policy makers to understand what existing solutions the European Open Science Cloud can build on...