Read BlueBRIDGE's Contribution to the "Blue Growth and Innovation" Event!



BlueBRIDGE has been invited to contribute to the Blue Growth Research and Innovation event that will take place on the 17th Novemeber 2017, in Brussels.

Donatella Castelli, CNR-ISTI and BlueBRIDGE Project Coordinator, is contributing to the event in the 'Thematic Sub-Session 3: Marine Data and Digitisation' at 14:30- 15:30 CET. 

Did you miss the webinar on the Protected Area Impact Maps VRE? Watch the recording


On 9 November 2017, the Protected Area Impact Maps VRE was introduced in a webinar. This web-application, developed in the BlueBRIDGE project by GRID-Arendal and FAO of UN among others, is used to visualise and report on MPA coverage of ecologically important seafloor features in Marine Protected Areas. Here you have the presentation and the recording of the webinar and the instructions on how to access the VRE.

The Protected Area Impact Maps Virtual Research Environment is open: try it now!


The Protected Area Impact Maps Virtual Research Environment (PAIM VRE) provides tools to visualise, analyse and report on a range of ecologically important seafloor features - a key component of Maritime Spatial Planning. The PAIM is a user-friendly and visual tool that shows seafloor features and how these are currently represented in marine protected areas. It was developed in the BlueBRIDGE project by GRID-Arendal and FAO among others. The PAIM VRE is now available! Only 3 steps to access it...

EUDAT Conference: Putting the EOSC vision into practice


From the 22nd to the 25th of January 2018, the city of Porto (Portugal) will host the next EUDAT Conference entitled "Putting the EOSC vision into practice"

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network & BlueBRIDGE's Contribution!


The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, promotes practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. During the second day of the Conference the BlueBRIDGE project was presented as well as its goals, its connection with SDSN’s SDGs, the relationship with ICRE8 and  its prospects for research and education in general, and its contribution to Blue Growth. 

BlueBRIDGE and ICRE8 Collaboration: Analysing Aquaculture Operation Performance


BlueBRIDGE and ICRE8 are working together in bringing social / environmental impacts into consideration when analysing aquaculture operation performance.

The joint work acts on conceptualizing the monetization of social / environmental impacts of aquaculture  and combining this with the the specific techno-economic and production models of Blue Economy, taking into account data and computational resources in reach.

An online tool to easily run stock assessment models, using SS3 and YFT as an example


BlueBRIDGE VREs support stock assessment. Read the paper "An online tool to easily run stock assessment models, using SS3 and YFT as an example" published by IRD at the IOTC Methods Working Group 2017.

BlueBRIDGE is part of the DI4R2017 Programme - Register now!



BlueBRIDGE will be at the DI4R Event in Brussels with the presentation: Supporting Open Science Oriented skills building by Virtual Research Environments as part of the session for Data Science and Skills on the 30th of November from 11:00am-12:00pm CET. BlueBRIDGE will also have a session at the event at 14:00-15:00pm CET. The full programme of the 2017 edition of the Digital Infrastructures for Research Conference is now available online... 

Marine Protected Areas are also a matter of reproducible research: the JRC DOPA case


Most users of environmental datasets are trying to do reproducible and accountable science, but different post-processing workarounds and tools can lead to published results which are not repeatable or comparable.



Can VREs support educators who needs to deliver scientific training courses? Read our latest brochure for educators


BlueBRIDGE has just released a brochure that explains how Virtual Research Environments (VREs) can support educators in setting up and delivering scientific training courses in a cost-effective way. Download it now!