“Supporting Blue Growth with innovative applications based on EU e-infrastructures” was the motto of the final event of the BlueBRIDGE project, held on 14-15 February 2018 with participation of over 50 stakeholders, including policy makers, marine and maritime data practitioners, representatives from research institutions, international organisations, governments and EU-funded initiatives.
Blue Growth is the long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole. At the same time, Blue Growth has significant data needs that are only partially met. The BlueBRIDGE H2020 project that began in 2015 has worked hard to address these data gaps by developing innovative solutions in the form of Virtual Research Environments (VREs). The final event proposed a rich selection of BlueBRIDGE data services to these future adopters as well as to inventory potential interest for further collaboration with private and public stakeholders.
The BlueBRIDGE project was coordinated by ISTI-CNR, while ERCIM EEIG provides administrative and financial support.