On 22 November 2017, 12:00pm CET BlueBRIDGE organised a webinar on "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. 

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Webinar description

Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal food production sector in the world with continuously and rapid increase global production. However, the environment in which the aquaculture companies operate is highly competitive with limited margin for profit. All aquaculture producers have to face specific challenges concerning the improvement of the performance of their companies in terms of cost, feed conversion, growth rate and mortality. Simultaneously, their decisions should be sustainable and environmental friendly. Small mistakes can make the difference from profit to loss. Using the services provided by BlueBRIDGE, aquafarmers can estimate the performance of their production exploiting state of the art Machine Learning methods based on the real historical production data. Furthermore, they are able to make accurate production plans, future investment plans by exploiting the geoanalytics platform and techno-economic analysis combining production, financial and environmental data. In this way, they can make correct and timely decisions strengthen their aquaculture's position against competition.

The webinar gave an overview of the BlueBRIDGE services supporting aquaculture.

Webinar Information

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Start date: 22nd November 2017
  • Start time: 12:00pm CET
  • Timezone: Central European Time (CET)

About the Speakers

Gerasimos S. Antzoulatos is a Data Analyst at I2S. Gerasimos holds a Degree in Mathematics and a M.Sc. Degree in “Computer Mathematics and Decision Making” from University of Patras. His research interests include Computational Intelligence methods and their application to Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. He is participating in the BlueBridge project on behalf of the I2S S.A. as a researcher, focusing on the development of Machine Learning prediction models for evaluation the aquaculture’s performance. In addition, he supports aquafarmers to benchmark and decision-making processes using blueBRIDGE services.

 

 

Charalampos Dimitrakopoulos is an Information Technology Consultant at CITE. He has been actively involved in the BlueBRIDGE project as a researcher and reporter on the implementation of a techno-economical tool for aquaculture management. Currently studying for his Master 's Degree focused in Business Administration and Management from Athens University of Economics and Business . Holding a Bachelor from the Department of Mathematics from University of Patras and a Master of Science from the Department of Banking and Financial Management from University of Piraeus.

 

Panagiota Koltsida is a computer science researcher and software engineer at the university of Athens (NKUA) and ATHENA Research Center. She has received both her BSc. (2006) and MSc (2009) from the department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens with more than 10 years of experience. Her research interests include Information Retrieval systems, Web Information Systems and Data and Metadata Management. She is participating in the BlueBridge project on behalf of the University of Athens, focusing on the development of the Geospatial multi factor optimisation and alerting platform and the search framework.