Ecosystem approach to marine and fishery data management workshop

On 4th April 2014, 11.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. CET, iMarine is organizing a workshop on e-infrastructures supporting biodiversity. Starting from the expertise gained in the context of a series of parallel European projects which investigate the main aspects of environmental / biodiversity resources (population modeling, data refinement, taxonomy, ecological modeling, ecosystems services, etc.) and their associated challenges. The workshop also provides the opportunity for further discussion on successful solutions and remaining barriers to achieve full interoperability.

The workshop also looks towards developing a common perception of the challenges of the Blue Growth strategy and exploring opportunities for future collaborations and user engagement.

Workshop (up–to–date) agenda:

"e-infrastructures supporting marine and fishery data management "


10:00 – 10:15 Keynote speech – “the importance of the Marine and fisheries world” 

Session 1: European projects supporting marine and fishery  communities. iMarine and other related Projects presentations as well as open discussion on data problems and communities’ needs. Coordination by Donatella Castelli, iMarine Project Director, CNR-ISTI

10:15 – 10:30 iMarine Vision & Objectives, Donatella Castelli, iMarine Project Director

10:30 – 10:45 iMarine is innovating infrastructure services for biodiversity research, Prof. Wouter Los, University of Amsterdam

10:45 – 11:00 LiFeWatchGreece, Christos Arvanitidis, Senior Researcher, Marine Biodiversity,   Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, HCMR

11:00 – 11:15 SeaDataNet-panEuropean infrastructure for ocean and marine  data management, Stavroula Balopoulou, IT - Data Management, HCMR

11:15 - 11:30 Data sets from WFD and MSFD, Panayotis Panayotidis, Senior Researcher, HCMR (to be confirmed)

Coffee break

Session 2: European projects supporting e- infrastructures – building on existing effortsiMarine and other related Projects presentations as well as open discussion on supporting tools and e-infrastructures. Coordination by George Kakaletris, Project Manager, iMarine member NKUA

11:30 – 11:45  The technical aspect of iMarine, Pasquale Pagano, iMarine Technical Director, CNR-ISTI

11:45 – 12:00  EarthServer: Agile Analytics on Big Earth Data, Dr. Piero Campalani, Jacobs University Bremen

12:00 -12:15 Specialised set of tools and services over an e-infrastructure, NIkolaos Manouselis, Agroknow, CEO

12:15 – 12:30 The Ocean of Tomorrow as seen by three EC FP7 Projects: MERMAID, H2OCEAN, TROPOS, Prof. Dr. Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business and London School of Economics, Vice president of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics

12:30 – 12:45 Integrated  information system for fisheries and island water resources, Stefanos Kavadas, A’ Assistant Researcher, Fisheries, HCMR, Athens

12:45 – 13:00 Models for decision support in ports,  G. Georgoulas, Technical Director, Enzyme R


Networking Lunch: 13:00 – 14:00

Session 3:  Towards Blue Growth – collaborating on new initiatives

Open discussion on prospects for new projects and collaboration possibilities towards Blue Growth strategy. Rapporteur, Prof. Yannis Ioannidis , President & General Director of the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center, Professor, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens (to be confirmed)

Schedule: 14:00 – 16:30 

Short presentation of the Horizon2020 directions, Athina Zampara, Project Officer, Directorate- General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, EU

Short presentation by Joseph Addo Ampofo, Director, Water Research Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana 


Registration: Participation in the workshop is free of charge but subject to registration.

Register now:

Venue: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Vasilissis Sofias Av. and Kokkali 1,

iMarine is an open and collaborative initiative aimed at supporting the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management and the conservation of living marine resources.

A key goal of the iMarine initiative is to support stakeholders in a sustainable use of the marine ecosystem.

iMarine has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 283644

Friday 4.4.2014