In this section, you can find the full collection of video interviews with representatives of Blue-Cloud partners and marine science experts. Get to know the people who are making Blue-Cloud a reality!

April 28, 2021

An interview with Thierry Carval (Euro-Argo)

In 2001, the Argo programme succeeded in setting up the first-ever global in-situ ocean observing network. The Euro-Argo European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) was established in 2014 as part of this global ecosystem and is now one of the key data infrastructures contributing to the Blue-Cloud framework.

March 09, 2021

An interview with Guy Cochrane (European Nucleotide Archive)


The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) is among the world's leading data infrastructures for nucleotide sequencing. Maintained by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), it is an open, supported platform for the management, sharing, integration, archiving and dissemination of sequence data.

December 30, 2020

An interview with Jean Olivier Irisson (EcoTaxa)

Let's discover EcoTaxa, a web application dedicated to the visual exploration and the taxonomic annotation of images showcasing planktonic biodiversity. This infrastructure is a key part of the Blue-Cloud demonstrators "Zoo & Phytoplankton EOV Products" and "Plankton Genomics", and its data will also be integrated with the EurOBIS infrastructure in order to further expand its use and reach.

February 11, 2020

An interview with the Plankton Genomics team

Guy Cochrane (EMBL-EBI), Stéphane Peasant (EMBL-EBI) and Jean-Olivier Irisson (Sorbonne Université) describe the Plankton Genomics demonstrator, focussing on plankton involving genomics analysis in its methodology. It showcases a deep assessment of plankton distributions, dynamics and fine-grained diversity to molecular resolution, focusing on two key areas: Species and functions discovery; Biodiversity and ecology.

January 21, 2020

An interview with Lennert Schepers and Lennert Tyberghein (VLIZ)

The Zoo & Phytoplankton EOV Products demonstrator compiles and processes several data resources available under different European marine networks, data systems and research infrastructures, applying big data analysis and machine learning methods to create fit-for-purpose data products, using an open transparent methodology that runs in the Blue-Cloud.

January 21, 2020

An interview with Anton Ellenbroek (FAO) - Fish, a matter of scales

The Fish, a matter of scales demonstrator improves data management and analytic capabilities for fisheries by expanding the Virtual Lab for the FAO Tuna Atlas into the Fisheries Atlas, expanding the Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries (GRSF) Virtual Lab, and finally providing an option for synergy with FNS-Cloud.

January 21, 2020

An interview with Anton Ellenbroek (FAO) - Aquaculture Monitor

The Aquaculture Monitor demonstrator expands the remote sensing analytic capabilities of the existing Aquaculture Atlas Production System (AAPS) Virtual Lab in order to provide a robust and replicable environment for monitoring aquaculture in marine cages and in coastal areas.

January 20, 2020

An interview with Massimiliano Drudi (CMCC)

The Marine Environmental Indicators demonstrator develops an online service with an associated cloud-based analytical computing framework and a dedicated web interface to provide and display indicators and information on the environmental quality of the ocean.