20 Oct 2020 to 21 Oct 2020

The European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP), EMODnet and  and the Copernicus Marine Service together with DG MARE and DG DEFIS are hosting the online virtual event “Marine data to support aquaculture in the North Atlantic” on October 20-21 2020 (both days from 10 to 13 CET).

Please note that online attendance to this event is under invitation only.

This event will explore opportunities and applications for open source marine environmental data to support and innovate the aquaculture sector in the North Atlantic region. The ultimate goal is to set up a collaborative platform with key stakeholders to develop a methodology for ecosystem based management of aquaculture based on existing data.

The workshop will be held as a virtual and highly interactive event, using tools for on-line discussions and co-creation.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • To allow the aquaculture community to share experiences and highlight marine data issues it is facing when managing aquaculture farms in the North Atlantic, and its needs in terms of marine data (such as satellite data originating from the sentinels for example, in situ data or ocean model data).
  • To define the structure of a platform to better manage and operate aquaculture applications using data tools and indicators derived from marine data. The platform is envisaged to combine marine data, services and tools derived from the EMODnet and Copernicus Marine portfolios, but also marine data from national institutes who have developed high-resolution coastal models and/or in situ data networks.
  • To lay out the framework of an environment that supports the in-situ marine data ingestion process and allows collecting and ingesting the privately owned in-situ data, redistributing it into the Copernicus Marine Service and EMODnet portfolios.

Why is it relevant to Blue-Cloud?

The participants will be a mix of experienced Copernicus / EMODnet users (both involved in Blue-Cloud as blue data infrastructures), data providers, coastal managers and aquaculture data end users. Blue-Cloud partners are also joining the event, in order to provide our insights on the critical topics of sustainable aquaculture and on data-driven support to policymakers and researchers, as well as to gather relevant feedback from key actors all around Europe.

Learn more about Blue-Cloud's contribution to aquaculture by watching the webinar on our demonstrator "Aquaculture Monitor" which took place on 25 September, featuring experts from Ifremer, FAO, and CLS.

Discover the Blue-Cloud pilot demonstrator Aquaculture Monitor

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