The Tuna Atlas VRE is a tool to handle public domain data from various (Tuna) Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (T-RFMOs). Data include catches, fishing efforts and size frequencies of the species managed by the five tuna RFMOs:

Tuna Atlas provides services to discover the available datasets at regional and global levels, extract them in several formats widely used by the scientific community (e.g. CSV, NetCDF, SDMX) and visualize them in an interactive web-viewer of indicators and maps. It also includes tools for the users to generate their own Tuna atlas by applying own processing (e.g. applying specific choices for scientific corrections) on the tuna RFMOs data.

Who is Tuna Atlas for?

  • Scientists: to discover available public domain data on tuna fisheries, understand and reproduce the workflow that has been applied to generate a dataset (eventually modifying it using their own expertise), download the data in the format that they are used to work with, store newly produced datasets and share them to the community;
  • Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations: to give more visibility to their data and more transparency to the processing steps driving to the datasets used as inputs for stocks assessments, and to provide tools to facilitate data extraction and visualization to anyone interested in tuna fisheries;
  • Non Governmental Organizations, policy makers, general public: to visualize tuna fisheries data at regional or global scale though interactive web-viewers

Why using Tuna Atlas?

  • The Tuna Atlas VRE enables to access data discovery, storing, sharing, access, process, visualization services through a single environment.
  • This environment is collaborative: anyone can enrich it with new data and processes, making them available to the whole community.
  • The services proposed by the VRE can be used outside of its context: they can easily be integrated within other websites. As an example, the interactive web-viewer of indicators and maps can be ported within partners websites.
  • The VRE offers powerful on-line computing resources and unloads users from recurrent issues when sharing data or codes and working locally - like software version issues.