Codata international conference, October 8-13, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Codata International Conference will explore the fundamental issues relating to the availability, (re-)use and scientific analysis of data that relate to the most significant contemporary global challenges. 

Have a say at DI4R 2017: call for abstracts opens today!

DI4R 2017 is taking place on 30th November and 1st December 2017 in the heart of the European Union: Brussels, Belgium.

Can Earth Observation data help Blue Growth? Read the outcomes of the VRE for Aquaculture session at the EO Open Science Conference

The European Space Agency (ESA) organized the 3d consultation meeting of Earth Observation (EO) Open Science in ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) on  25–28 September 2017 to explore new challenges and opportunities for EO research created by the rapid advances in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). This includes open tools and software, data-intensive science, virtual research environment, citizen science and crowdsourcing, advanced visualization, e-learning and education of the new generation of EO and Data scientists.

The Copernicus Marine Week – 25-29 September 2017, Brussels (Belgium)

A major event to present Copernicus Marine Service activities and achievements and discuss its future plans.

EMODnet launches its first hackathon on open marine data and BlueBRIDGE contributes to it

Sara Garavelli, Trust-IT Services & BlueBRIDGE, contributed to the panel 'From Open Data to Innovation –  How to increase the flow?' – Moderated by Pieter Colpaert. The panel focused on open data, the existing barriers in data sharing and inspired the hackathon participants with examples of applications built on open data. Watch the recording of the webcast at

The Montreal RDA Plenary hosted a session on "R" as orchestrator to manage OGC compliant metadata & data, 19 Sept. @ 11:30, room: Mansfield 10

The Fisheries Data Interoperability Working Group presented its early achievements at the RDA Plenary meeting in Montreal, Canada.

The session explained how the usage of the R programming language as orchestrator to manage metadata, data complying with OGC standards and controlled vocabularies is supporting the Tuna Fisheries Use Case. But it didn’t stop there. The session was organised as a side event to extend its scope to other fishery-related fields and beyond: for example to the marine or earth observations domain.

ICES Annual Science Conference 2017

Next September the ICES Annual Conference will take place in Florida, US, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Country Convention Center. 

BlueBRIDGE contributes to the How FAIR friendly is your data catalogue? workshop at the Open Science FAIR conference, 8 September 2017

The Open Science FAIR conference, 6-8 September 2017, Athens, hosted the second edition of the How FAIR friendly is your data catalogue? workshop. The first workshop was organised by BlueBRIDGE on 3 April 2017 in Barcelona co-located with the RDA Plenary Meeting. Here you can find the workshop post event report: download here (download a short ppt summarizing the workshop outcomes).  All the participants believed that the workshop was very productive as it opened a constructive dialogue between different initiatives and countries. Such dialogue is fundamental to achieve consensus on a common vision on FAIR. This is why, some of the organisers and attendees participating in the EOSCpilot project, have therefore decided to organise the follow-up of the BlueBRIDGE Barcelona workshop within the Open Science Fair conference. Donatella Castelli, Research Director at CNR-ISTI (Italy) & BlueBRIDGE Project Coordinator, contributed to the workshop giving a sneak preview of the BlueBRIDGE Data Catalogue.


“A New Era of Blue Enlightenment”: a European Commission event, 12-14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

The New Era of Blue Enlightenment event took place on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. This high-level ministerial event was hosted by the  Commissioner Moedas, to celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa, aiming to better understand and protect marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate.

BlueBRIDGE webinar: Semantic Integration of Marine Data, 28 June 2017, 11.10am CEST

BlueBRIDGE organized a webinar on 28 June 2017, 11.10am CEST, with the aim to highlight the importance of a semantic integration of data, the current approaches for integration and the main case studies of marine data coming from the BlueBRIDGE project. It showcased a process to construct semantic warehouse of marine data and how it can be exploited.