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!

September 05, 2022

Data Discovery and Access Service - Quality data for marine researchers

The Blue-Cloud Data Discovery and Access Service facilitates discovery and retrieval of marine data sets and data products for marine researchers.. Let's hear from Dick Schaap, MARIS, Blue-Cloud Technical Coordinator.

July 26, 2022

An Interview with Pasquale Pagano & Massimiliano Assante (D4Science & CNR)

The Blue-Cloud VLabs are developed by the Italian National Research Council (CNR), built on the D4Science infrastructure and the gCube open source technology, and offered via the Blue-Cloud Gateway which makes the services and Virtual Laboratories available.

July 12, 2022

An Interview with Lennert Schepers & Patricia Cabrera (VLIZ - EurOBIS)

EurOBIS was developed by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in 2004, it focuses on taxonomy and distribution records in space and time and offers a number of online tools. It is one of the key data infrastructures federated in Blue-Cloud.

June 27, 2022

An interview with Kate Larkin (EMODnet Secretariat)

EMODnet is a long-term marine data initiative funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (managed by EU DG MARE). Kate Larkin (Deputy Head of the EMODnet Secretariat) explains what EMODnet does and the mutual benefits of the win-win collaboration with Blue-Cloud.

May 04, 2022

An interview with Julia Vera (Seascape Belgium)

The Strategic Roadmap to 2030 is a policy document providing the basis for the future strategic development of Blue-Cloud well embedded as a leading system in the wider marine community and as a component of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

January 26, 2022

An Interview with Peter Pisserssens (UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE)

IODE can benefit from Blue-Cloud collaborating data infrastructures which can provide useful expertise gathered though 20 years.

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.