May 3 (6.00-8.00 UTC)

Starting at 20:00 of May 2 HST (Honolulu), 8.00 CEST (Berlin), 11.30 IST (Delhi), 16.00 AEST (Melbourne)

Asta Audzijonyte (Nature Research Center, Lithuania & University of Tasmania, Australia): Introduction and day one recap 

John Lynham (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa). FishNet: species classification and size regression using AI and a dataset of one million fish

Catarina Silva (Nature Research Center, Lithuania): Developing open source tools for automated fish species identification for recreational fisheries

Jaume Piera  (Spanish National Research Council): Integrating AI tools in Citizen Observatories for potential monitoring of fishes: the case of Cos4Cloud project

Dadong Wang (Data61, CSIRO, Australia): AI-based video analysis for electronic monitoring of fisheries operation

Yanyu Chen (University of Tasmania, Australia): Automated sex classification and size estimation for Giant Grabs

Xabier Lekunberri (AZTI, Basque Research and Technology Alliance): Identification and measurement of tropical tuna species in purse seiners catches using computer vision and deep learning



May 2 (14.00-16.00 UTC)

Starting at 7.00 PDT (Vancouver), 10.00 EDT (New York), 16.00 CEST (Berlin), 19.30 IST (Delhi)

Asta Audzijonyte (Nature Research Center, Lithuania & University of Tasmania, Australia). Introduction, anglers, citizen science and fish size data 

Daniel Pauly (University of British Columbia, FishBase, Canada). Citizen science data and FishBase

Christian Skov (Technical University of Denmark). Fangstjournalen: a citizen science program for anglers

Sean Simmons (MyCatch and Angler's Atlas, Canada). Citizen science in fisheries research: angler generated data, validation techniques and opportunities for machine learning 

Lisa Kellogg (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA). RecFish: engaging recreational anglers as community scientists: Overview

Harshil Shah (DXFactor): RecFish: engaging recreational anglers as community scientists: Technical details

Nathaniel (Than) Hitt (U.S. Geological Survey): Deep learning for stream fish conservation using images for individual recognition


This talk by multidisciplinary designer Sophie Falkeis, features the project “First Encounters“ - a multimedia walk-in installation – as well as the recently founded platform “The Encounters Lab“, displaying a crossdisciplinary approach to communicating scientific data through means of visual storytelling, turning empirical facts into emotional realities.

The interactive action thriller ‘Full Metal Aquatic’ was performed online on February 1st and 2nd 2022 to celebrate the launch of the Future Seas Project and to showcase the upcoming Future Seas special issue in the journal Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. ‘Full Metal Aquatic’, written by David Finnigan and Jordan Prosser in collaboration with researchers from the Future Seas project and animated by Sacha Bryning, is set in the ocean a decade from now and takes place in two different futures – one we hope to see and one we want to prevent. It is designed to explore what our future could feasibly look like, depending on the actions we take now. Watch the video to find out the whole story! 

What future did YOU prefer?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released the second part of its 6th Assessment Report – Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, based on the work from IPCC Working Group II.

To coincide with the release of this report, the first global update on climate change since 2014, the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) hosted an in person and online forum on Tuesday 1 March at 12:00 pm AEDT to help inform and support policy makers and those interested in how Australia can reduce its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

The Working Group II contribution of the IPCC report assesses global and local impacts of climate change on ecosystems, biodiversity, societies, cultures and settlements. It further addresses the vulnerabilities, capabilities and limits of the natural world and societies to adapt to climate change, and informs efforts to reduce climate-associated risk. This builds on the published Working Group I contribution on the physical basis of climate change, and not-yet released Working Group III contribution on climate change mitigation.

The panel hosted by CMS included CMS Lead Authors of the IPCC assessment report and climate experts from CSIRO and IMAS, and discussed the new report findings and what they mean for Australia and Antarctica.

The panel was held in Hobart/nipaluna at the University of Tasmania on the 1st of March 2022, and was attended by approximately 200 people (in-person and online).

Topics covered included:

The event also included a tribute to UTAS IPCC Lead Author Dr Rebecca Harris who sadly passed away at the end of 2021, and a short welcome introduction by UTAS Vice Chancellor Professor Rufus Black.

Please watch the recording here (note, this is an automated webinar recording, professional video production was not available).

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