Our Atlantic Ocean for Growth and Well-Being, 21-22 November 2018, Cabo Verde

Donatella Castelli, CNR-ISTI and BlueBRIDGE Coordinator, will contribute to the Food security, fisheries management, aquaculture and biodiversity panel, part of the Our Atlantic Ocean for Growth and Well-Being event in Cabo Verde.

BlueBRIDGE workshop: "Supporting Blue Growth with innovative applications based on EU e-infrastructures", 14-15 February 2018, Brussels

The workshop introduces a selection of the BlueBRIDGE data services with the goal to propose these to future adopters and to inventory interest for further collaboration with private and public stakeholders.

Webinar: Innovative services to monitor the spatial distribution of human activities, 2 February 2018, 11am CET

In the context of the Blue Growth strategy, the need for services that collect and combine Environmental Observation (EO) data with aquaculture data has been identified by the EU. In this context, fundamental services are needed to monitor the spatial distribution of human activities including aquaculture and fishing, allowing for performance analysis based on environmental and socio-economic indicators. This webinar highlights VREs that support a computing intensive ontology driven feature analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and multispectral optical imagery (using Sentinel-1 and -2 data, and Very High Resolution optical imagery), where the results are displayed on maps for human reviewers. The first VRE is specialised in recognizing offshore fish farming in Greece, whilst the second is specialized in identifying coastal aquaculture ponds in Indonesia. 

Webinar: The Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries, 25 January 2018, 3pm CET

GRSF is designed to handle the information on stock monitoring that countries perform directly or through the Regional Fishery Bodies (RFBs). GRSF contributes to enhance the global monitoring by i) collating records from either national or regional sources, ii) organizing and storing stock information according to specific data standards and protocols which allow comparability between records and consistency of the database, and iii) assigning and publishing Global Unique Identifier for single stock standard identification. 

Webinar: "Managing tuna fisheries data at a global scale: the Tuna Atlas VRE" presentation and recording now available!

On 18th January 2018, 3pm CET BlueBRIDGE hosted the webinar: "Managing tuna fisheries data at a global scale: the Tuna Atlas VRE" that presented how, through the Tuna Atlas VRE, users can easily produce their own datasets of fisheries at regional, multi-regional or global scale, and how they can share these datasets in ways that allow other users to access, process and visualise them efficiently. 

BlueBRIDGE contributes to the DI4R Event 2017 - View the Presentation now

BlueBRIDGE attended the DI4R Event in Brussels with the presentation: Supporting Open Science Oriented skills building by Virtual Research Environments as part of the session on Data Science and Skills on the 30th of November, and also with the session Pioneering EOSC thematic domains: the Blue Growth case and beyond on the 30th of November. 

The full programme of the 2017 edition of the Digital Infrastructures for Research Conference is now available online..

Webinar "New generation tools for Aquaculture"

On 22 November 2017, 12:00pm CET BlueBRIDGE organised a webinar on "New Generation Tools for Aquaculture". The webinar focused on the BlueBRIDGE tools that aquaculture producers can use to estimate the performance of their production exploiting state of the art Machine Learning methods based on the real historical production data. 

BlueBRIDGE contributes to the Blue Growth Research & Innovation Event 2017

BlueBRIDGE were invited to contribute to the Blue Growth Research and Innovation event that took place on the 17th Novemeber 2017, in Brussels.

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

A web-application to understand ecologically important seafloor features in Marine Protected Areas, 9 November 2017, 4pm CET

On 9 November 2017, 4:00pm CET the Protected Area Impact Maps VRE was introduced in a webinar (Click here for more information). This BlueBRIDGE web-application is used to visualise and report on MPA coverage of ecologically important seafloor features in Marine Protected Areas.

BlueBRIDGE contributes to the Aquaculture Europe 2017 conference, 17-20 October 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia

One of the factors that may contribute to the lack of positive growth in the aquaculture sector, is the lack of cooperation between operators. This may be regarding production, promotion and market intelligence or training and knowledge management including open access publications. Turning policy into growth can be achieved through diminishing competitive forces through common actions using regional cooperation, public/private partnerships and other initiatives that help to reduce conflicts.