(06 March 2017)

In this issue:

  • The BlueBRIDGE January workshop “Understanding how ecosystems of e-infrastructures can boost Blue Growth" brought together over 50 stakeholders operating in the Blue Growth sector to discuss how e-infrastructures and innovative data management services can support Blue Growth. The workshop report is now available and includes a full section on how BlueBRIDGE is supporting stock assessment, the ecosystem approach to fisheries, aquafarms and the detection of aquaculture cages.
  • The Barcelona 9th RDA plenary meeting is approaching. Arrive in Barcelona two days ahead to attend the FAIR data catalogue workshop (3 April 2017 @ 2pm CET). Representatives from BlueBRIDGE, EPOS, EUDAT, ICOS and Copernicus will be examining how much existing research data catalogues are FAIR-friendly.
  • Interested in Fisheries Data Interoperability? Attend the RDA Working Group Meeting on the 6th of April @2 pm. Be sure to mark this event in your diary.
  • BlueBRIDGE is building a Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries (GRSF). Last week the second BlueBRIDGE Technical Working Group meeting for the GRSF took place in Rome. Read the news.

Enjoy reading!

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: How data-driven science is shaping Blue Growth practices; How European e-infrastructures can support Blue Growth related...

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

This workshop aims to bring together representatives of H2020 projects, e-infrastructures and other European initiatives currently dealing with research data catalogues, to understand how they are approaching the FAIR principles, what status they are at and to discuss together how to move forward. Data users are also welcome at the workshop to describe their requirements and their experience in the use of such catalogues. The workshop is co-located with the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting...


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”, is to support the development of standards and software that facilitate the understanding of fisheries data (their quality, provenance and re-usability). It will also seek to propose means to analyse data across domain, e.g. within a spatial or socio-economic context. In particular, the meeting will have the following objectives...

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. The GRSF aims at publishing unique records of stocks and fisheries with unique identifiers (UUID) , with the dual goal to i) support the computation of stock status summaries (regional or global) and ii) offer a global UUID that can be used by the seafood industry and retailers for traceability purpose by...