Collaboration type: Ongoing collaboration

About EMODNET: EMODnet looks to improve access to quality-assured, standardised and harmonised marine data products that are interoperable and free of restrictions on use. EMODnet unlocks the fragmented and hidden marine data sources, make them available to public and private organisations, facilitate investment in sustainable coastal and offshore activities.

Short description of the collaboration & main achievements in the period: BlueBRIDGE has engaged with EMODnet for the organisation of the RDA-Europe Datathon. The scope of the engagement was related to the integration of the Seabed Habitats datasets (classified habitat descriptors) in the BlueBRIDGE infrastructure to increase the data offer via the BlueBRIDGE infrastructure for the datathon participants. After the datathon BlueBRIDGE has been invited at the launch event of the EMODnet SeaDataLab hackathon contributing to the panel 'From Open Data to Innovation –  How to increase the flow?'. The panel focused on open data, the existing barriers in data sharing and inspired the hackathon participants with examples of applications built on open data. The collaboration with EMODnet is currently continuing in the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB).

Plans for the future: Through the efforts ongoing in the CDB, where EMODnet is one of the project of the BlueBRIDGE cluster, BlueBRIDGE will continue its collaboration with EMODnet with a look at the future and at the upcoming Blue Cloud call.