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

In this workshop we invite BlueBRIDGE experts to explain the products and services delivered in specific domains. We also invite domain representatives to explain their approach to ‘big data’. Each presentation is followed by an interactive discussion on the BlueBRIDGE solutions, highlighting the opportunities for future exploitation. We conclude the meeting with a discussion on the overall efforts in the capacity building and educational sector to benefit from increasingly on-line tools and services.

The Tuna Atlas VRE

The Tuna Atlas VRE is a tool to handle public domain data from various (Tuna) Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (T-RFMOs).

What’s the impact of climate change on Ice Concentration and Sea-Surface Temperature? BlueBRIDGE makes over more 60 maps available

BlueBRIDGE has "mapped the future" in a harmonized set of climate forecasts and maps of biotic and abiotic parameters for use in ecological models and climate change-related analyses. The maps are based on data of the AquaMaps Consortium and the NASA Earth Exchange Platform.

Do Giant Squids really exist? We know that they do and where they are, thanks to research carried out by CNR-ISTI, Italy, who have produced the first digital distribution map of Architeuthis dux

It has long been considered a legendary creature, so mysterious and elusive as to create doubts on its actual existence. But not only does the giant squid exists, it’s now possible to trace its habitat with a certain precision. A team of researchers at CNR-ISTI in Pisa, Italy, has just completed the first digital map that estimates the distribution of this enormous mollusc on a global scale in the seas of our planet. 

Pufferfish are invading the Eastern Mediterranean: BlueBRIDGE helped scientists and the public understand this phenomenon

The H2020 BlueBRIDGE project ( has used data mining techniques to estimate the spread of this pufferfish in the Mediterranean Sea and to develop a general purpose approach, which can also be applied to other species.


Marine Protected Areas are also a matter of reproducible research: the JRC DOPA case


Most users of environmental datasets are trying to do reproducible and accountable science, but different post-processing workarounds and tools can lead to published results which are not repeatable or comparable.

Science fueling the growth of European private companies - Meet the winners of the BlueBRIDGE Competitive Call for SMEs

20 July 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Europe's economy. They represent 99% of all businesses in the EU. In the past five years, they have created around 85% of new jobs and provided two-thirds of the total private sector employment in the EU. The European Commission considers SMEs and entrepreneurship as key to ensuring economic growth, innovation, job creation, and social integration in the EU. (See here)

BlueBRIDGE Workshop "FAIR friendly research data catalogues: how far are we?" post event report

The BlueBRIDGE H2020 project recently convened a one-day workshop in Barcelona entitled “FAIR friendly research data catalogues: how far are we?”.  The aim of the event was to bring together representatives of H2020 projects, e-infrastructures, data users 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. 

The BlueBRIDGE Competitive Call for SMEs

The H2020 BlueBRIDGE project has just launched a Competitive Call for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating in the fisheries, marine, environmental, ecological and aquaculture).