Collaboration type: Adoption of the BlueBRIDGE services

About HCMR: The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) is a governmental research organisation operating under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. The HCMR comprises three Research Institutes: the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC), the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters (IMBRIW) and the Institute of Oceanography (IO). HCMR is considered one of the most prestigious European research centre on marine issues with multiple participations and influence in European and international projects.

Short description of the collaboration & main achievements in the period: HCMR researchers from the three institutes especially from the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC) and the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters (IMBRIW) have being continuously aware of the progress and results of the BlueBRIDGE project, exploiting the offered infrastructure of the project as well as the dedicated VREs such as the Sustainable Blue Economy VRE and the Blue Datathon as well as the AquacultureTrainingLab VRE during the RDA-Europe / BlueBRIDGE Datathon on Fisheries and Aquaculture, 15-16 June 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. This event has been enthusiastically supported by HCMR and it was kindly hosted by the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (IMBBC/HCMR).  Numerous other events such as workshops and working meeting were also taken place between BlueBRIDGE partners and HCMR researchers for possible connections and collaboration with infrastructures provided by HCMR and other European projects such as LIFEWATCH and its VREs.

Plans for the future:  Ongoing discussions are taking place between BlueBRIDGE and HCMR for further exploitation of the provided BlueBRIDGE infrastructure and VREs. Common proposals have been submitted in the framework of the Greek Structural funds calls for possible collaboration on exploitation of Open environmental data for fisheries and aquaculture purposes.

The paper under the title  “CLOUD-BASED SERVICES IN AQUACULTURE: THE BLUEBRIDGE PROJECT”, by  G. Antzoulatos, C. Dimitrakopoulos, G. Kakaletris, D. Katris, E. Petra, K. Seferis, S. Tsani, has been submitted and accepted by the organising committee of  12th Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fisheries, «Blue Growth for the Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion and the Eastern Mediterranean», Ionian University, Corfu, 30 May – 3 June 2018. The 12th Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries, is co-organized by the Panhellenic Union of HCMR Employees and the Union of HCMR Researchers, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science of the Ionian University, under the auspices of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Municipality of Corfu and Region of Ionian Islands.