BlueBRIDGE Users and Services: a growing trend


The BlueBRIDGE users are growing fast. Over 1000 new users became part of the BlueBRIDGE user-community from the start of the project (September 2015). The increase in the number of users is clearly related to the widening of the BlueBRIDGE offering: in April 2017 the BlueBRIDGE Gateway, the unique access point for the BlueBRIDGE services, made available over 30 BlueBRIDGE Virtual Research Environments.

BlueBRIDGE calls for private sector companies with data management challenges. Only 3 weeks left! Apply now


The application deadline to the BlueBRIDGE Call for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is only 3 weeks away. You have time until the 10th June 17:00 CEST to send your proposal and take advantage of the BlueBRIDGE datasets, services and technologies, and data analytics. The BlueBRIDGE call for SMEs will support 5 lucky SMEs with data management challenges in the fisheries, marine, environmental & ecological domains or in the aquaculture providing integrated data management solutions that combine different technologies and resources (such as datasets from different data sources not harmonised, as well as computing resources, data analytics tools). To apply, all you need to is download the proposal application template, complete all five sections and submit it through the online submission portal.

Business2Sea 2017 - Matchmaking Event


Business2Sea is dedicated to stakeholders from the different activity sectors of the blue economy and encompasses international conferences, seminars and workshops and an exhibition space for sea products, services and technologies. 

RDA EU - ENVRI Summer School on Data Management and Data Science 12-16 June 2017 Helsinki/Espoo, Finland


For five days, experienced teachers will first present data management and analysis concepts and methods and then support hands-on sessions in such a way that at the end of the course the participants will be able to successfully deal with a wide range of Data Science related activities.

BlueBRIDGE article highlighted in the ERCIM News No.109: Making the development and deployment of VREs easy and effective


The ERCIM News No.109 featured an article on Virtual Research Environments (VREs), written by Donatella Castelli, Pasquale Pagano and Leonardo Candela, CNR-ISTI & BlueBRIDGE consortium.

UNESCO and DG MAREadopted a joint roadmap to accelerate Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning processes worldwide


On March 2017, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE) adopted a "Joint Roadmap to accelerate Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning processes worldwide".

If you are a user of marine data, then become part of the Europen Commission’s informal expert group on marine knowledge!


The European Commission is looking to set up an informal expert group to advise on scientific, technical and operational matters in marine observation and assisting the monitoring of the development of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). 

The BlueBRIDGE January Workshop full report featured in the FET Newsletter


The Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) March newsletter featured an article on the BlueBRIDGE January Workshop “Understanding how ecosystems of EU e-infrastructures can boost Blue Growth”.
The article summarizes the topics of the workshop and highlight its main outcomes, which can be found in detail in the full report of the event. 

BlueBRIDGE team at work at the 4th TCom Meeting in Copenhagen defining the roadmap for the upcoming months


From the 7th to the 10th March 2017, the 4th BlueBRIDGE TCom meeting is taking place in Copenhagen kindly hosted by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

The aim of the meeting is to discuss the state of play of the BlueBRIDGE project and the plan for the upcoming months.

The BlueBRIDGE January workshop report is out: discover how BlueBRIDGE and e-infrastructures at large can boost Blue Growth


Did you miss the BlueBRIDGE January workshop “Understanding how ecosystems of e-infrastructures can boost Blue Growth”? The Workshop discussion focused on three main themes: 1. How data-driven science is shaping Blue Growth practices: Practical Insights from BlueBRIDGE Users; 2. How European e-infrastructures can support Blue Growth related data science and innovation; 3. How the Blue Growth sector can benefit from the European Open Science Cloud. We have captured all the main findings in the workshop report..