Potential New Aquatic Species Discovery


A potentially new species was discovered earlier this week near the Channel Islands off the coast of California.

Innovative IT solutions to support Data needs for Blue Growth – Google and iMarine examples


During COFI 2016 a side event on innovative IT solutions to support Data needs for Blue Growth took place. This side event presented partnerships and IT strategies of FAO to support informed decision-making for social, economic and environmental sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture.

September 2016: Meet BlueBRIDGE in Riga and Krakow


Join BlueBRIDGE at the stock assessment training in Riga and at the Digital for Infrastructures event in Krakow!

How do VREs contribute to making Europe the best place for research & innovation? Find out in the latest eInfraEU publication!


The building blocks of the recently launched European Cloud Initiative are the existing EU-funded e-infrastructures. The recently published booklet "E-infrastructures: making Europe the best place for research and innovation" describes how e-Infrastructure projects funded under the Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 are helping researchers address the challenges posed by society and economy. BlueBRIDGE and its VREs are a fundamental gear of this mechanism...

Remote sensing: A suitable technology for assessing damage and loss in fisheries and aquaculture?


Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate or human drivers have risen in frequency and/or severity over the last few decades, and have caused increasing damage to developing countries and to agriculture sectors such as fisheries and aquaculture. A recent study by FAO shows that the agriculture sectors absorbs approximately 22 percent of the economic impact caused by medium- and large scale natural hazards and disasters in developing countries...

What are the main data management challenges for the blue growth sector? Can research support businesses? All the answers in our survey report


BlueBRIDGE aims to deliver tailor made data management services to different communities (aquaculture, ecosystem approach to fisheries and education) and stakeholders (international organisations, research centres, enterprises, etc). What are the challenges faced by these communities in the field of data management? Is there a demand for the services designed by BlueBRIDGE? Are there any gaps in the market of data management services for the marine and aquaculture sector that BlueBRIDGE can fill? Can the BlueBRIDGE innovative technologies support education? We have asked these questions to the members of the French Business and Sea Innovation Cluster, the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, through an online survey.

Over 200 responses have been collected and today we would like to share the results with you!

BlueBRIDGE webinar on Ecopath with Ecosim, today at 2:30 pm CEST


Interested in ecological/ecosystem modeling tools? Villy Christensen will give an overview of Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) during today BlueBRIDGE webinar. In the webinar we will also discuss...

BlueBRIDGE demo "Analysis of a species distribution"


Have a look at the latest BlueBRIDGE demo "Analysis of a species distribution"! You can learn how to create a VRE, how to generate...

European Commission Annoucement - Sustainable fisheries: policy makers need the science community


Yesterday, 9 June 2016, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus E.Shestakov, made a very important annoucement during the 21st North Atlantic Fisheries Conference: to create a joint ocean science agenda for the North Atlantic.

The Value of Open Data Sharing by the GEO Participating Organization CODATA (the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology)


The report "Value of Open Datra Sharing is available to download. The report was produced by CODATA specifically at the request of the GEO Secretariat in order to summarise arguments in favour of broad and open data sharing.

you can find more information on the report, which is also available to download here