An iMarine Virtual Research Environment for climate change monitoring


"Automatic classification of climate change effects on marine species distributions in 2050 using the AquaMaps model" article just published on Springer.

Aquaculture operations in floating HDPE cages


Interesting report from FAO on aquaculture operations in floating HDPE cages.

Global aquaculture production has been steadily growing in recent decades, increasingly contributing fish and other edible aquatic organisms of commercial importance entering national, regional and international markets. The growing demand for such products has stimulated the development and expansion of aquaculture production systems both on land and in all waterbodies, covering technologies ranging from the production of seed material to ongrowing structures and other farming support facilities...

DataONE announces the release of DataONE Search


DataONE is pleased to announce the release of DataONE Search, a web based application allowing users to seamlessly and efficiently discover the 168 thousand publicly accessible data packages* within the DataONE federated network of Member Nodes.

BlueBRIDGE and iMarine: Condolences for Paris


In the light of recent tragic events, we at BlueBRIDGE and iMarine would like to express our deepest condolences to the people of Paris and our thoughts are with all of our French partners involved in the BlueBRIDGE and iMarine initiatives. 

Do you speak Spanish? Watch this video to learn more about iMarine and its underlying infrastructure


In this Spanish language video, Aureliano Gentile, FAO, provides a tutorial introducing how to manage data with an e-infrastructure. Watch it now!

Putting e-Infrastructures on the University curriculum. CNR Italy promoting a course on e-Infrastructures to be held at the University of Pisa


University of Pisa has just approved a new 20 hours course by CNR in the PhD in Computer Engineering with title "Signal processing and mining of Big Data: biological data as case study".
The course is now officially scheduled in the PhD training plan for the current academic year.

In focus: BlueBRIDGE aquafarming services for SMEs


In Europe, aquaculture accounts for about 25% of fish production and directly employs some 85,000 people. The industry consists of 14,000 local enterprises in the EU, 90% of which are SMEs. EU aquaculture is renowned for its high quality, sustainability and consumer protection standards. The sector is considered one of the pillars of the EU’s Blue Growth Strategy and its development can contribute to the Europe 2020 Strategy.

Public lecture on iMarine at Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada


On October 8, 2015, Marc Taconet, from FIPS at the Food and Agriculture Organisation and chair of the BlueBRIDGE External Advisory Board and member of the iMarine initiative, will give the lecture iMarine in Support of FAO's Blue Growth Initiative: The Information Requirements at Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada.

Future services for fishery stock assessment


The status of stocks is an essential indicator for management and policy activities aiming at the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries.

BlueBRIDGE - Creating new data services for an Ecosystem approach to fisheries


BlueBRIDGE will create data services for the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries.

A consortium of 14 partners, with support from EU H2020, has signed the BlueBRIDGE Consortium Agreement with the EU H2020 to further develop and exploit the iMarine e-Infrastructure data services for fisheries and environmental and spatial management.