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Register now for 7th EMB Forum on Big Data

Big Data is rapidly transforming our societies leading to a paradigm shift in the way we face major challenges in the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. Big Data refers to high-volume, high-complexity data that is collected and processed at high speeds in real time and requires new forms of processing to enable insight, including artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Big Data approach has not yet been fully implemented in marine science. Yet today there is more ocean data than ever before, but the data is collected and disseminated by many different stakeholders, fragmented or simply unavailable. As a result, there is not yet enough knowledge to answer many critical data-intensive scientific questions.

The 7th EMB Forum aims to promote discussion and collaboration between the different stakeholders to work on solutions that will enable the development of Big Data in support of marine science. Talks and panel discussions will include representatives from science, industry, policy and administrations, data services and NGOs. Key challenges and recommendations will be discussed in relation to societal issues such as sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, climate change and the ocean, and ocean observations. Transversal issues such as data acquisition, data processing and management, interoperability of services, data accessibility, computing infrastructure, data exchange, big data analysis, training networks and collaboration will also be addressed.

Launch of the EMB Future Science Letter n°6

The EMB Future Science Brief n°6 'Big Data in Marine Science' will be launched during the 7th EMB Forum. The document provides an assessment of the current status, challenges and solutions for the implementation of the Big Data approach in support of marine science through case studies related to aquaculture, marine protected area (MPA) planning and monitoring, climate modelling and forecasting and biological observations. This document is the output of the EMB expert Working Group of Big Data in Marine Science led by Lionel Guidi, Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer, France (chair) and Antonio Fernandez Guerra, Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology, Germany (co-chair).


When: Wednesday 29 April 2020
Where: BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels

The location can be reached by public transport in about 15min from the European institutions, about 20min from Brussels Central Station and 30min from Brussels Midi and Brussels Airport.

You can already register on this link

Details of the programme will be available on the EMB website