BlueBRIDGE’s overall objective is to support capacity building in interdisciplinary research communities actively involved in increasing scientific knowledge about resource overexploitation, degraded environment and ecosystem with the aim of providing a more solid ground for informed advice to competent authorities and to enlarge the spectrum of growth opportunities as addressed by the Blue Growth Societal Challenge.
BlueBRIDGE capitalizes on past investments and uses the proven D4Science infrastructure that counts over 1400 users, integrates more than 50 repositories, executes around 20,000 models & algorithms per month and provides access to over a billion records in repositories worldwide, with 99,7% service availability.
BlueBRIDGE aims to develop innovative services in the following areas:
- Blue Assessment - services for stock assessment and for the generation of unique identifiers for global stocks;
- Blue Economy - services supporting the analysis of socio-economic performance in aquaculture;
- Blue Environment - spatial planning services to identify aquaculture and fisheries infrastructures from satellite imagery;
- Blue Skills - on-line training services and capacity building on existing training modules for fisheries scientists and other practitioners.