After the successful first webinar in June 2020, introducing the five pilot demonstrators, over the next months we will get to know each one of them through individual virtual meetings. Experts from the partners involved will provide the most relevant details about the technical and conceptual issues that are being tackled thanks to the Blue-Cloud framework.
The first webinar in this series is scheduled on 25 September 2020 at 11:00 CEST, it will focus on Aquaculture Monitor, the pilot demonstrator managed by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS).
The demonstrator will expand the remote sensing analytic capabilities of the existing Aquaculture Atlas Production System (AAPS) Virtual Lab in order to provide a robust and replicable environment for monitoring aquaculture in marine cages and in coastal areas.
The ambition is to deliver a tool to produce national aquaculture sector overviews whereby a country can make use of OGC compliant data services to monitor its aquaculture sector, not in an isolated way, but built on interoperable services where teams can compute and publish reproducible experiments.
An aquaculture monitor can be a critical information source for local and national governments that lack capacity to implement a national monitoring tool. It can thus provide a monitor for several Sustainable Development Goals such as 14 "Life below water", and 2 "Food Security".