Date: 
20 Jun 2022
Location: 
Online

After our successful Hackathon, which welcomed more than 30 teams from all around the world, we have launched a new webinar series to invite the entire marine research community to test the Blue-Cloud Virtual Labs.

The Aquaculture Monitor Virtual Lab has a specific focus on data related to the marine environment, and it is jointly developed by the Information and knowledge management Team (NFISI) of the Fisheries Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the French provider of environmental monitoring solutions Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS).

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. You can learn more in this dedicated article.

Services deployed

  • Aquaculture Cage Atlas: An online overview of satellite data derived maps of cages and cage clusters. The products are delivered through an ISO-OGC compliant map viewer, and registered users can edit features of the detected cages and cage clusters. A proximity service can be called to automatically map across feature sets to enrich maps. In another process, estimates of cage activity over a production season can be made if there is a large enough sample available.
  • Aquaculture Ponds Atlas: ​The versatility of the Blue cloud infrastructure and the re-usability of its components will be demonstrated in a test-service that uses some of the same data sources and a similar analytical data process to the Cage Atlas. The results will be a coastal land-use classification map, fully based on Copernicus data for its remote sensing component.

Agenda (all times CEST)

  • 15:00 - Sara Pittonet Gaiarin, Trust-IT Services, Blue-Cloud Project Coordinator - Blue-Cloud introduction - Download the slides
  • 15:05 - Sylvie Giraud, CLS Group - The Aquaculture Monitor concept
  • 15:15 - Jeremy Augot, CLS Group - Testing the Aquaculture Monitor Virtual Lab - Download the slides
  • 15:30 - Delphine Lobelle & Laura Gomez Navarro, Utrecht University - Sea Clearly and user experience with Blue-Cloud
  • 15:40 - Polls and Q&A

Who attended

Representatives from universities, research infrastructures, ministries and public administrations working on fisheries and aquaculture, as well as from NGOs and civil society. Organisations represented include: Sintef Ocean, European Crowdfunding Network, CNR, University of Palermo, University of Trento, University of Colombo, Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia, Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB), MARUM, University of Bremen, Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Ruđer Bošković Institute, National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa", IBM, Ifremer, CMCC Foundation, Seascape Belgium, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, Göteborgs Universitet, Ministère de l'agriculture, des ressources hydrauliques et de la pêche (Tunisia), APC S.A., University of Patras, ICMAN-CSIC, Solari Skills And Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Technical Center of Aquaculture (Tunisia), INAT, GIPP-Tunisian Seafood interbranch Association, Ministry of Fisheries (Algeria), Dept of Animal Production, Fisheries & Aquaculture (Greece), IIM-CSIC, Marine-Analyst, Ministère de la Pêche Maritime (Morocco), FWI India, INRH, HVL, Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer (INSTM), Ecology Africa Foundation.

Test the Virtual Lab

Event Type: 
Blue-Cloud Event