The strength of open marine data

Analysing and studying oceanic marine data is becoming more and more relevant, given the critical role the ocean plays in mitigating climate change. 

Read more about this interesting and contemporary topic.


Entering the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The United Nations officially launched the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development in January 2021, let's see how Blue-Cloud can interact with this fundamental framework.

Blue-Cloud data infrastructures: An interview with Jean-Olivier Irisson on EcoTaxa

As a celebration for the successful end of the first year of Blue-Cloud, we are launching a new series of interviews with representatives of blue data infrastructures involved in the Blue-Cloud project.

Blue-Cloud Roadmap to 2030: Unwrapping the first consultation results

The Blue-Cloud Project has recently concluded its first year of operations, and with it the first round of stakeholder consultations towards building the Blue-Cloud Roadmap to 2030 – the vision and strategic plan that will guide the further development and evolution into its medium and longer-term future.

Blue-Cloud paper from the fisheries team awarded at MTSR 2020

The paper "On the Evolution of Semantic Warehouses: The Case of Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries" was presented last week at the 14th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2020) and was awarded as one of the best two papers.

Open Consultation on the Blue Economy Partnership

The European Commission has opened a new Stakeholder Consultation called “A climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy”. The call aims at creating a strong partnership among the main European stakeholders involved in the Blue Economy sector.

Insights from the Sea Tech Week 2020

In 2020, the Sea Tech Week was organised in virtual mode in order to continue to be a pivotal cross-disciplinary platform. In the scope of “the future of observations from seabed to space” several sessions were dedicated to marine data management, data processing and data sciences.

EC launches consultation on ocean observation: sharing responsibility

Ocean observation is essential for the knowledge base of the EU Green Deal, but as we know data are often collected by different authorities for different purposes. A proposed EU initiative aims to achieve a common approach for measuring once and using the data for many purposes across borders and disciplines.

EC Survey on a green post-COVID future: how to make the Blue Economy more sustainable?

The Blue Economy (BE) is associated to all the economic activities linked to the marine environment. Over the last few years, the BE has started to attract more attention thanks to to the economic benefits it brings (in 2018 the sector was valued at 750 million and gave job opportunities to more than 5 million people) and it shows growth trends.

Blue-Cloud at the 7th EMB Forum: Insights on the Biodiversity Strategy and the Digital Twin of the Ocean

The European Marine Board Biennial Open Forum acts as a platform to bring together a wide range of marine science stakeholders to discuss and share knowledge, identify common priorities, develop common positions and collaborate.