Coastal Aquaculture Ponds

Webinar: Innovative services to monitor the spatial distribution of human activities, 2 February 2018, 11am CET


In the context of the Blue Growth strategy, the need for services that collect and combine Environmental Observation (EO) data with aquaculture data has been identified by the EU. In this context, fundamental services are needed to monitor the spatial distribution of human activities including aquaculture and fishing, allowing for performance analysis based on environmental and socio-economic indicators. This webinar highlights two VREs that support a computing intensive ontology driven feature analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and multispectral optical imagery (using Sentinel-1 and -2 data, and Very High Resolution optical imagery), where the results are displayed on maps for human reviewers. The first VRE is specialised in reognizing offshore fish farming in Greece, whilst the second is specialized in identifying coastal aquaculture ponds in Indonesia. 



Webinar: The Global Record of Stocks and Fisheries, 25 January 2018, 3pm CET


GRSF is designed to handle the information on stock monitoring that countries perform directly or through the Regional Fishery Bodies (RFBs). GRSF contributes to enhance the global monitoring by i) collating records from either national or regional sources, ii) organizing and storing stock information according to specific data standards and protocols which allow comparability between records and consistency of the database, and iii) assigning and publishing Global Unique Identifier for single stock standard identification. 

Webinar: "Managing tuna fisheries data at a global scale: the Tuna Atlas VRE" presentation and recording now available!


On 18th January 2018, 3pm CET BlueBRIDGE hosted the webinar: "Managing tuna fisheries data at a global scale: the Tuna Atlas VRE" that presented how, through the Tuna Atlas VRE, users can easily produce their own datasets of fisheries at regional, multi-regional or global scale, and how they can share these datasets in ways that allow other users to access, process and visualise them efficiently. 


Webinar "New generation tools for Aquaculture": Presentation and recording available


On 22 November 2017, 12:00pm CET, BlueBRIDGE organised a webinar "New Generation Tools for Aquaculture". The webinar focused on the BlueBRIDGE tools that aquaculture producers can use to estimate the performance of their production exploiting state of the art Machine Learning methods based on the real historical production data. 

Over 50 participants from around Europe attended the webinar. 

Marine Protected Areas

Webinar: A web-application to understand ecologically important seafloor features in Marine Protected Areas, 9 November 2017, 4pm CET


On 9 Novemeber 2017, 4:00pm CEST BlueBRIDGE hosted the webinar "A web-application to understand ecologically important seafloor features in Marine Protected Areas" to demonstrate how to use and benefit from the BlueBRIDGE Protected Area Impact Maps VRE

Semantic Integration of Marine Data, 28 June 2017, 11.10am CEST


BlueBRIDGE organized a webinar on 28 June 2017, 11.10am CEST, with the aim to highlight the importance of a semantic integration of data, the current approaches for integration and the main case studies of marine data coming from the BlueBRIDGE project. It showcased a process to construct semantic warehouse of marine data and how it can be exploited. 

Using e-Infrastructures for Biodiversity Conservation, 30 May 2017, 11am CEST


BlueBRIDGE organized a webinar on 30 May 2017, 11am CEST with the aim to showcase how the BlueBRIDGE VREs can enable data sharing and experiments reproducibility and repeatability in the biodiversity conservation field. Examples of tools that can be adopted by the audience were also showcased.