Blue Lobster

Short name: BL
Contact name:  Simon Keeble
Email address: Please login or register to view contact information. 

Brief Description of Organisation:

Blue Lobster IT Ltd is an award winning Web & Software Consultancy, specialising in Web Technologies, GIS, Data Analysis and Presentation, Information Products and Dissemination and Outreach with a strong bias toward the Environmental Sectors. Highly experienced in working with large marine data infrastructures with a large portfolio of web design and development, interactive data and metadata tools and services, and inormation products that are designed to engage with a variety of end-users.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Work Package 8: Development of a front end to the Virtual Access services.

Work Package 10: Work package co-leader. Design and development of the project website. Design and graphics for project outputs. Management of the project Social Media activities. Contribution to other outreach and dissemination activities.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Blue Lobster IT Ltd will co-lead WP8 (Outreach, Communication and Engagement). BL will be responsible for the design, development, maintenance and hosting of the Jerico website and its integrated communication portals for the dissemination of project products, services, data, and information for targeted end user groups (T8.2).

BL also have a key role in communicating and engaging with society (T8.3) and participate in the production of products and information for a suite of professional end user groups (T8.4). BL will also contribute to the end-user panel for the co-production of knowledge (8.1) and co-lead the integaration of a data portal onto the Jerico website (T8.8).

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Operating a network of integrated observatory systems in the Mediterranean Sea (H2020 – ODYSSEA) – Work package leader for Outreach and Dissemination. Design and development of communication strategy, materials, website etc. Responsible for the development of web based GIS and data visualisation products for the platform for end user products.

Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean (H2020 – AQUACOSM)– Responsible for the design, development, maintenance and management of the AQUACOSM project website, Metadata platform and data visualisation products.

Fixed Point Open Ocean Observatories (FP7 -FixO3) – Work package leader for Outreach and Training and responsible for the design and development of the FixO3 project website and implementation of the EarthVO Framework for data and metadata visualisation and extraction. Preparation and publication of a variety of graphical products. – Joint European Research Infrastructure network for

Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories (H2020 – JERICO-NEXT) – Work package leader for Outreach, Communication and Education and responsible for the design, development, hosting and maintenance of the JERICO-NEXT portal.

Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems (H2020 – AtlantOS)
Responsible for the design, development, maintenance and management of the AtlantOS project website, visual outputs and web & social media communications.



Short name: CEFAS
Contact name:  Veronique Creach
Email address: Please login or register to view contact information.  

Brief Description of Organisation:

Cefas is an internationally renowned aquatic scientific research and consultancy centre. CEFAS aim to be the prime source of high quality science used to conserve and enhance the UK’s aquatic environment, promote sustainable management of its natural resources, and protect the public from aquatic contaminants. CEFAS has a staff complement of over 500 based at two specialist laboratories within the UK, and our own ocean-going research vessel, RV Cefas Endeavour. Cefas works closely with the UK government and international agencies to monitor the marine environment and to demonstrate our compliance with national and international marine legislation. CEFAS is actively looking for methods that can improve our evidence base, are fully transparent at all stages, are robust enough to withstand scrutiny, and are cost-effective. As such, CEFAS has been at the forefront of developing operational oceanographic instruments for measuring the physical and biological environment. Our Wavenet and SmartBuoy systems have been providing high quality in situ data since 2000, and CEFAS is increasingly using integrated data analysis tools to combine in situ, model and satellite measurements. Recently, Cefas has developed CefMAT which proposes assessment tools and CMEMS products for researchers and policy makers.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Cefas will contribute to 1. WP4 as a contributor in the PSS/NorthSea and Channel, 2. WP5 as a contributor in task Task 5.2, 3. WP6 as a co-lead of the workpackage and leader of the task 6.3 for data management activities on selected biological and biogeochemistry sensor types, 4. WP8 as a partner offering TNA and VA (WP11) infrastructures, 5. WP10 as the organiser of a workshop in task 10.3.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1 – lead subtask on Literature review and contribute to other subtasks
WP2 – participate in workshops and laboratory exercises with regard to performance of ph and dissolved oxygen sensor performance
WP4 –work on pelagic biodiversity and participation in workshops
WP6 – leader, work coordinating Virtual Service Access
WP7 – co-lead, work coordinating Transnational Service Access
WP8 – Leader of WP and co leader for task on creating and end-user panel, lead sub task to ‘inform and engage professional end-users, co-leading task on enhancing human capacity building, leading sub task on developing peer links with international consortia.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Development of UK-Integrated Marine Observing Network (UK-IMON)  Defra funding,  2012 – 2014
Research to improve understanding and assessment of ecosystem health  Defra funding, 2009 – 2013
European COastal-shelf sea OPerational monitoring and forecasting system (ECOOP),  EU GMES   2006-2010.

Joint European Research Infrastructure for Coastal Observatories – JERICO (EU FP7: 2011-2015), JERICO-NEXT (EU H2020: 2015-2019)

MyOcean (EU FP7: 2009-2012).

Dymaphy: Development of a DYnamic observation system for the assessment of MArine water quality, (intereg-2seas, 2010-2014)

DEVOTES: DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status (EU FP7: 2012-2016)

HIGHROC: HIGH spatial and temporal Resolution Ocean Colour products and services, 2014-2017

AlterECO: An Alternative Framework to assess Marine Ecosystem Functioning in Shelf Seas (UKRI fundings), 2017-2020.