About BlueBRIDGE Gateway and BlueBRIDGE Project About BlueBRIDGE Gateway and BlueBRIDGE Project

This gateway is an access point to a number of Virtual Research Environments deployed and operated in the context of the BlueBRIDGE project, which 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.

Each Virtual Research Environment is a "system" per-se aiming at providing their users with a web-based working environment offering the entire spectrum of applications and facilities (including services, data and computational facilities) needed to accomplish a given task. It offer specialized functionalities for the management, processing, and visualization of scientific data and textual content.

BlueBRIDGE capitalizes on past investments and uses the proven D4Science infrastructure that counts over 2500 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.

This gateway benefits from the D4Science infrastructure, a Hybrid Data Infrastructure specifically conceived to interface with a rich array of Information Systems, Infrastructures and technologies, and offer them "as-a-Service". Among the Infrastructures and Information Systems bridged by the D4Science infrastructure, the following deserve a special mention: the Catalogue of Life (CoL), the FAO Geospatial Data Catalogue (FAO GeoNetwork), the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG), the Marine Species Distribution Infrastructure (AquaMaps), the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS).


The gateway and the D4Science infrastructure are developed and operated by using the gCube technology.

Find out more about the BlueBRIDGE project, its objectives and the people behind it on the BlueBRIDGE website.