On 2nd February 2018, 11am CET BlueBRIDGE hosted the webinar: "Innovative services to monitor the spatial distribution of human activities: recognizing offshore fish farming in Greece and identifying coastal aquaculture ponds in Indonesia". 


Webinar description:

The EU-funded BlueBRIDGE project delivers Virtual Research Environments (VREs) in various domains (e.g. fisheries, biology, economics, statistics, environment, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, computer science) that support knowledge generation from data collection and aggregation to the production of indicators and indices or other information products such as fact-sheets, reports, and data repositories.

In the context of the Blue Growth strategy, the need for services that collect and combine Environmental Observation (EO) data with aquaculture data has been identified by the EU. In this context, fundamental services are needed to monitor the spatial distribution of human activities including aquaculture and fishing, allowing for performance analysis based on environmental and socio-economic indicators. This webinar highlights two VREs developed by BlueBRIDGE that support a computing intensive ontology driven feature analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and multispectral optical imagery (using Sentinel-1 and -2 data, and Very High Resolution optical imagery), where the results are displayed on maps for human reviewers. The first VRE is specialised in recognizing offshore fish farming in Greece, whilst the second is specialized in identifying coastal aquaculture ponds in Indonesia. 


About the Speaker:

Nicolas Longépé is currently a Research Engineer in the Radar Application Division of Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), Plouzané, France. He has worked with CLS since 2010. From 2007 to 2010, he was with the Earth Observation Research Center of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Tokyo, Japan, for 11 months as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, and then as an Invited Researcher. His research interests include space-borne remote sensing applied to maritime security (oil spill, sea ice, iceberg, and ship detection/tracking) and to environmental and natural resource management.