Fisheries Data Interoperability WG

Recent Activity

17 Nov 2017

FDI related webinar on Marine Protected Areas Impact Maps

If you want to 'lazily' learn about the Marine Protected Area Impact Maps Virtual Research Environment (VRE), check out this webinar that will run you through how to compile your own MPA report and much more. 

The slides are also available :

We believe this is a good example of how an e-Infrastructure supports user-facing products (that you can see) with a complex data import and QA process (that you cannot see). 

08 Nov 2017

Marine Protected Areas VRE Launch

Dear FWI-WG Members, 

Several key members of this WG are pleased to intite you to the launch of the Protected Areas Impact Maps VRE (PAIM), a portal that integrates environmental and biophysical data with an analytical webviewer. Since it re-uses and shares many features with the FDI-WG vision, you will see a lot of advantages demonstrated related to geospatial data harmonization and analysis. 

19 Sep 2017

Working Group presentation about to start in Montreal in a few hours

Dear FDI WG,

Julien Barde and Emmanuel Blondel will present the progress and developments in the FDI WG, with a strong emphasis on the geospatial data generation and interoperability, and to use of R in that process. 

If you are not in person in Montréal, you can folllow this live though a teleconference. 

Please find the remote participation information.

If you have any questions, please let us know. 

Many thanks,


13 Sep 2017

Prepare for RDA Meeting Montréal;

Dear FDI-WG Members, 

In order to finalize the presentation and participation to the RDA plenary next week in Montréal, we will have a webconference. Topics will be:

  1. Participation and presentation to plenary;
  2. The Case Statement;
  3. Plan activity for the post-plenary.

The WG Webconference will be tomorrow Thursday 14 Sep at 16:00 Rome time. We will use a google hangout:

13 Sep 2017

Using R to manage metadata and promote interoperability (FDI-WG)

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; "Use R to manage metadata of especially time-series (in our case related to Tuna Fisheries) and comply with OGC standards while using controlled vocabularies." 

Most of the presented software is Open Source, and we will demonstrate how it can help (you) to manage time-series and geospatial data. We welcome feed-back, and if this of your interest, please consider to join the FDI-WG

You can read details here: 

08 Sep 2017

WG Session at RDA Plenary in Montreal

Dear WG Members, 

The meeting at the upcoming RDA plenary has been confirmed, and is scheduled on the 19th of September from 11:30 to 13:00 in the Mansflied room number 10. 

It is not included on the RDA programme on the website, but we will be there!

The focus will be on geospatial standards and tools for fisheries data, and Julien Barde and Emmanuel Blondel will present some cool tools supporting map generation and management. 

30 Aug 2017

Draft agenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available

Dear all,

I am glad to inform you that the draft fagenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available at The meeting will take place the 17 and 18 September in Montreal, previous to the RDA P10. Details about the venue are in the document, but we will provide some more information in the next days.