Providing access to data resources & interoperable tools for open marine science and applications: Blue-Cloud featured in AtlantECO podcast

24 November 2022


The EU-funded AtlantECO project ( aims to develop and apply a novel, unifying framework that provides knowledge-based resources for a better understanding and management of the Atlantic Ocean and its ecosystem services. The AtlantECO podcast is a science popularisation show, revolving around conversations between the host and a guest to discuss aspects of AtlantECO, a marine science project which focuses on the Atlantic Ocean.

The 23rd of November episode of the AtlantECO podcast series was dedicated to Blue-Cloud.

About the podcast

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin, Trust-IT and coordinator of the Blue-Cloud project, told about the context, objectives and achievements of the project and providing some examples of applications developed exploiting the Blue-Cloud Open Science Platform. Such as  the Zoo & Phytoplankton Essential Ocean Variable products Virtual Lab that provides a description of the current state of plankton communities and that was used by an international team of scientists to develop a "Wildlife Tracker for Oceans" tool, dedicated to the real-time assessment of Marine Protected Areas - MPAs. Another example that was mentioned in the podcast is the pilot application that was awarded first prize at the Blue-Cloud Hackathon in February 2022, Sea Clearly, a tool based on an open-access modelling framework to track particles to hack the origin of microplastics that reach aquaculture cages using the the location of the aquaculture farms provided by the Blue-Cloud Aquaculture monitor and provide recommendations for where to place aquaculture cages to decrease the probability of pollutants reaching them.

Listen to the podcast

Read more about the podcast on the AtlantECO website

Blue-Cloud featured in AtlantECO podcast