The first interview with a representative of data infrastructures involved in Blue-Cloud saw Jean-Olivier Irisson from Sorbonne Université offer an overview of the fascinating world of EcoTaxa, a web application dedicated to the visual exploration and the taxonomic annotation of images showcasing planktonic biodiversity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.