17 Dec 2020

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.

10 Dec 2020

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.

07 Dec 2020

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.

03 Dec 2020

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.

30 Nov 2020

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.

27 Nov 2020

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.

16 Nov 2020

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.

09 Nov 2020

Progressing toward a Digital Twin of the Ocean

Announced in 2020 by the European Commission, the Digital Twin of the Ocean is part of the Destination Earth initiative, representing another step forward towards the integration of all European assets related to seas and oceans. How is it related to Blue-Cloud?

29 Oct 2020

Enhancing European research data for biodiversity: the contribution of Blue-Cloud

The complexity of the current context of biodiversity conservation requires new and improved scientific support to all policymakers. This is why there is a need for pivotal research initiatives such as the Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity and Blue-Cloud.

26 Oct 2020

Mission Starfish 2030: Restore our Ocean and Waters

The European Commission's Mission Starfish 2030 and the Blue-Cloud project set important strategies and goals to restore our oceans and create a more sustainable ecosystem by 2030.