The BlueBRIDGE WG Fisheries Data Interoperability Meeting at the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting, 6 April 2017, Barcelona

The aim of the BlueBRIDGE WG Fisheries Data Interoperability Meeting, entitled “Metadata needs for fisheries data interoperability”, was to support the development of standards and software that facilitate the understanding of fisheries data (their quality, provenance and re-usability).
It also sought to propose means to analyse data across domain, e.g. within a spatial or socio-economic context.

BlueBRIDGE Workshop - FAIR friendly research data catalogues: How far are we?, 3 April 2017, Barcelona

In 2014, a diverse set of stakeholders—representing academia, industry, funding agencies, and scholarly publishers—have come together to design and jointly endorse a concise and measureable set of principles known as FAIR Data Principles, i.e. principles aiming at facilitating humans and / or machines in the “(re-)use” of data by making such data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. The intent is that these may act as a guideline for those wishing to enhance the reusability of their data. 

Course and hands on meetings on CMSY using the BlueBRIDGE e-Infrastructure, 21-23 March 2017, Lorient, France

The DRuMFISH Tender project has organised a Workshop on the CMSY model for data-limited stock assessment. In this hands-on Workshop, scientists will be introduced to the CMSY model and will use the e-Infrastructure services to conduct experiments on data-limited stocks

Second BlueBRIDGE Technical Working Group Meeting on Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries, 28 February-3 March 2017, Rome, Italy

The second BlueBRIDGE Technical Working Group TWG meeting for the Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries (GRSF) took place in Rome, Italy, at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations headquarters, from the 28th February to 3rd March.
The GRSF aims at publishing unique records of stocks and fisheries with unique identifiers (UUID). 

ICES methods for setting proxy MSY reference points for stocks in categories 3 and 4 - Part II, 14-15 February 2017

The objective of this course was to enable stock assessors and users of ICES advice to understand the underlying principles of each method, the required data and format, as well as how to run the code and interpret the results for use in ICES advice.

ICES methods for setting proxy MSY reference points for stocks in categories 3 and 4, 25-26 January 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

ICES training course on "ICES methods for setting proxy MSY reference points for stocks in categories 3 and 4" took place on January 25-26 in Copenhagen, Denmark, assisted with the use of the BlueBRIDGE VREs. 18 participants attended the event. 

BlueBRIDGE Workshop - Understanding how ecosystems of EU e-infrastructures can boost Blue Growth

BlueBRIDGE hosted a workshop entitled "Understanding how ecosystems of EU e-infrastructures can boost Blue Growth" that took place on 11 January, 2017, from 10:00-16:00 CET, in Brussels, Belgium.

BlueBRIDGE presentation & VRE usage @ NKUA course, 6 December 2016, Athens (Greece)

"BlueBRIDGE: Cloud infrastructure serving aquafarms and supporting models" was among the modules of the  NKUA postgraduate course on “DATA BASES MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS”. The course, which was given by Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, took place on 6th December 2016 at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and was attended by 14 students.

18th Annual Large Marine Ecosystems Meeting, 6-8 December 2016, Paris, France

BlueBRIDGE was represented at the 18th Annual Large Marine Ecosystems (LME) Meeting, from 6 to 8 December 2016, in Paris, France. 

Principles and methods of broadband/wideband technologies: application to fisheries acoustics, 8 - 12 December 2016 Bergen, Norway

ICES training course on "Principles and methods of broadband/wideband technologies: application to fisheries acoustics" will be taking place this coming september, assisted with the use of the BlueBRIDGE VREs.

Course dates: 8-12 December 2016
Location: Bergen, Norway

NB. This course is now full. You can join the course waiting list by compleating the application form. Successful applicants will be notified in November