Using R interface in a BlueBRIDGE VRE

Scott Large, Professional Officer for Advisory Services at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) describes his experience in working with the VRE, especially for use of the R interface.

Building a global inventory of stocks and fisheries: the BlueBRIDGE & FAO challenge

Knowledge of the status and trends of stocks and fisheries is a key factor for responsible fishery management. It is essential at a national level for the maintenance of food security and for describing the social and economic benefits of fisheries. More accurate and timely information should result in a more informed public that supports efforts to manage fisheries in a responsible fashion. This is one of the main drivers behind the development of the Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries (GRSF) that the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is building with the technological support of BlueBRIDGE.

Interview with Paul Taconet – How IRD uses BlueBRIDGE VREs to overcome data challenges

Paul Taconet is an engineer at IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement), the French institute supporting the development of Southern countries through research and training. Paul Taconet is working with the BlueBRIDGE VREs for data sharing and discovery. We asked him to tell us more about his experience with the BlueBRIDGE services.

Interview with Anna Davies and Scott Large: How ICES is using BlueBRIDGE VREs

ICES is an inter-governmental organization, formed of over 3,000 scientists, that provides advice to support the sustainable use of the oceans.

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

Nicolas Longépé is currently a Research Engineer in the Radar Application Division of Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), Plouzané, France. He has worked with CLS since 2010. From 2007 to 2010, he was with the Earth Observation Research Center of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Tokyo, Japan, for 11 months as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, and then as an Invited Researcher. His research interests include space-borne remote sensing applied to maritime security (oil spill, sea ice, iceberg, and ship detection/tracking) and to environmental and natural resource management.

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

Ocean acidification harms organisms whose life depends on shells and on coral reefs. The shell-building capacity of this organism declines with decreasing aragonite saturation, which is due to the increase of average pH in the seas. Therefore, it affects important marine ecosystems hosting high biodiversity and food availability[1].

BlueBRIDGE interviews Professor Yannis Vassiliou, Director of Institute of Computer and Communication Systems & Professor at the National Technical University of Athens

Recently BlueBRIDGE had the opportunity to spend some time with Yannis Vassilou, Director of Institute of Computer and Communication Systems & Professor at the National Technical University of Athens to discuss all things Virtual Research Environments (VREs). Professor Vassiliou discussed the use of VREs in the education sector providing BlueBRIDGE with some first-hand insights into their use and their potential...

Bringing food web models to the next level: Interview with Jeroen Steenbeek, Head Technical Committee @ Ecopath Research and Development Consortium

Jeroen Steenbeek, Head Technical Committee at Ecopath Research and Development Consortium, explains why the food web models are fundamental for predicting the human impact on marine ecosystems and the work he is planning to do with BlueBRIDGE to bring the Ecopath with Ecosim approach at a next level.

Estimating length-weight relationship for marine species

The size of a fish is usually measured using its body length. However, regulating fishing activity to prevent overfishing and stocks depletion also requires body weight estimate. In particular, weight is often important to estimate average stock biomass.  Average length information is available for many stocks; because of this, estimating weight from length can be crucial for fisheries management. Species weight is correlated to length by means of parameters related to the species growth rate and its shape. A recent work by Froese et al.