The collaboration, formalised through an official Service Level Agreement signed between EGI and D4Science in 2016 and updated in May 2017, foresees the enhancement of the D4Science infrastructure with the provision of EGI computational and storage resources. EGI provides D4Science with 210 Virtual CPU cores, 508 GB of memory and 12,6 TB of storage.  These resources have been made available by the following five EGI data centers located in four different European Countries: CESGA (Spain), GeoGrid (Germany), IISAS-FedCloud (Slovakia), RECAS-Bari (Italy) and UPV-GRyCAP (Spain). Those resources provide the community managers operating a BlueBRIDGE Virtual Research Environment with additional computing and storage power, enabling them to offer enhanced services to the over 3000 BlueBRIDGE users.


EGI-Engage aims to accelerate the implementation of the Open Science Commons by expanding the capabilities of a European backbone of federated services for computing, storage, data, communication, knowledge and expertise, complementing community-specific capabilities.


BlueBRIDGE and ICRE8 worked together in bringing social / environmental impacts into consideration when analysing aquaculture operation performance. The joint work acted on conceptualizing the monetization of social / environmental impacts of aquaculture and combining this with the specific techno-economic and production models generated in BlueBRIDGE, considering data and computational resources in reach. The result of this collaboration was presented in various circumstances such as dedicated workshops as well as international conferences.

Joint Research Council (JRC) and the BIOPAMA project

Mariagrazia Graziano is a scientist who is part of the External Advisory Board for the BlueBRIDGE project and works at JRC on the BIOPAMA project together with Lucy Bastin. Through their work, their team has developed datasets (e.g.: cleaned World Database on Protected Areas) that they have been shared with BlueBRIDGE to be used in the Protected Area Impact Maps (PAIM) VRE. BlueBRIDGE is currently developing pathways to allow the BIOPAMA project and other JRC initiatives (e.g.: DOPA explorer) to use the data and reports generated by the PAIM VRE. During the BlueBRIDGE project, two meetings with JRC have been organised to share knowledge and advice on best practises for the development of the PAIM VRE. Through the BIOPAMA project, the JRC team is also providing BlueBRIDGE feedback on the PAIM VRE. As JRC is actively engaged in the Caribbean region and has access to data from the region, the very first development of the PAIM VRE  focused on that region to move thereafter to a global coverage.


PARTHENOS infrastructure is based on D4Science and it exploits a large common set of horizontal technologies of the BlueBRIDGE underlying infrastructure. The collaboration focused on the enhancing of the authorization and accounting technology that was developed in PARTHENOS and reused also in BlueBRIDGE. As a counterpart, the enhancing of the storage and cataloguing capacities developed in BlueBRIDGE have been exploited in PARTHENOS VREs.

The agreement between the two-consortium allowed to avoid duplication of effort, promoted economy of scale, and allowed to validate and exploit the technological delivered solution with a larger and multidisciplinary community of practice.


The SoBigData infrastructure is based on D4Science and it exploits a large common set of horizontal technologies with BlueBRIDGE. The goal of this collaboration was twofold: SoBigData  designed and implemented the new infrastructure Information System and the Resource Catalogue capable to support the publication and the discovery of ethic-sensitive scientific products including datasets and methods and delivered those products to BlueBRIDGE; BlueBRIDGE developed and enhanced the Data Miner engine and the SAI framework to register and import new algorithms to the infrastructure and delivered those products to SoBigData.


VRE4EIC  project is interviewing selected projects and initiatives to collect requirements, use cases, and success stories in developing VREs.