DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES for RESEARCH 2018 | Serving the user base

The BlueBRIDGE multidisciplinary & multi-sector approach: challenges and user benefits

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:30

BlueBRIDGE - Building research environments fostering Innovation, Decision making, Governance and Education for Blue Growth (, delivers tailor made VREs (built on top of the D4Science hybrid-data infrastructure) to different communities (aquaculture, ecosystem approach to fisheries and the research sector) and stakeholders (international organisations, research centres, enterprises, etc.). Currently international organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations (FAO), and private companies such as the Integrated Information System SA (I2S) from Greece are using BlueBRIDGE. 

During the session, BlueBRIDGE will showcase through short presentations how its VREs are supporting different communities and sectors. The presentations will describe the challenges that these stakeholders are facing and how the solutions proposed by BlueBRIDGE can support them (highlighting the benefits for the end users). The talks will also demonstrate how the collaboration and sharing facilities made available by BlueBRIDGE can improve the way of working for the different stakeholders and how the VREs provided by BlueBRIDGE can easily interoperate or re-use existing e-infrastructures (e.g. the EGI Federated Cloud case).