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BlueBRIDGE - Building Research environments fostering Innovation, Decision making, Governance and Education to support Blue growth

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Funding Programme:

Horizon 2020

Funding Programme:

European's Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme


Completion Year:

Contact Person(s):

Donatella Castelli

National Research Council of Italy

E-mail: (donatella[dot]castelli[at]isti[dot]cnr[dot]it)

Implementation Period:
Specific Funding Programme:

Horizon 2020



About the Project:

BlueBRIDGE focused on supporting capacity building in interdisciplinary research communities actively involved in increasing scientific knowledge about resource overexploitation, degraded environments and ecosystems 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. The project capitalized on past investments and uses the proven D4 Science infrastructure. 

BlueBRIDGE developed innovative services using the Virtual Research Environments (VREs), in the following areas:

  • Ecosystem approach to Fisheries - services for stock assessment and for the generation of unique identifiers for global stocks 
  • Aquaculture - services supporting the analysis of socio-economic performance in aquaculture 
  • Maritime Spatial Planning - spatial planning services to identify aquaculture and fisheries infrastructures from satellite imagery and tools to visualize, analyze and report on a range of ecologically important seafloor features within marine protected areas 
  • Education - tools to set up and deliver training courses in a cost-effective way

Project partners

  • Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italy (Project Coordinator)
  • GEIE ERCIM, France
  • Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica SPA, Italy
  • Ethniko Kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon, Greece
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations FAO, Italy
  • International Council for the Exploration of The Sea, Denmark
  • Institut De Recherche Pour Le Developpement, France
  • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Olokliromena Pliroforiaka Sistimata, Greece
  • Communication & Information Technologies Experts Anonymos Etaireia Symvouleftikon Kai Anaptyxiakon Ypiresion Greece
  • Collecte Localisation Satellites SA, France
  • Stiftelsen Grid Arendal, Norway
  • Association Pole Mer Bretagne, France