Trust-IT is an international marketing & research organisation specialised in fostering Information and Communication Technology solutions across Europe and globally

iMarine - Data e-Infrastructure Initiative for Fisheries Management and Conservation of Marine Living Resources

Partners

ERCIM - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
NKUA - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
FORTH - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
Terradue
Trust-IT Services
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FIN - FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc.
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
CRIA - Centro de Referencia em Informacao Ambiental
IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement
VLIZ - Vlaams Instituut Voord de Zee
NEAFC - North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

Brief description

iMarine is an open and collaborative initiative aimed at supporting the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management and the conservation of living marine resources. Richer, better quality and timely science-based knowledge related to aquatic resources is available through the iMarine data e-infrastructure. The aim is to serve policy development and implementation towards goals of the Ecosystem Approach. The data e-infrastructure enables a cost-effective and facilitated retrieval, access, collaborative production and sharing of information and tools. By interconnecting all concerned actors operating in different domains around common data, information and multidisciplinary knowledge-building, iMarine facilitates the emergence of a more unified and effective Ecosystem Approach Community of Practice (EA-CoP).

Our role

Communication, Dissemination & Training WP Leader: Trust-IT was responsible for defining, coordinating and monitoring dissemination, outreach and training activities throughout the life-time of iMarine, fostering cross-disciplinary, cross-border community mobilization and cohesion.

iMarine Website (www.i-marine.eu) Development & Population

Development of the iMarine mobile application, AppliFish for iOS & Android. AppliFish in October 2014 has collected over than 8400 downloads.

iMarine sustainability study: Trust IT has also contributed to the iMarine sustainability study aimed to support the iMarine initiative in developing an iMarine Public-centered Partnership Business Model. The study included market analysis activities for the elaboration of a Business model, targeted on services for initial user communities and market, exploitation & sustainability analysis, targeted to stakeholders and user relationship management, including Infrastructure & Operations cost-benefit analysis.

Duration and funding

Nov 2011 to Sep 2014

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 283644.

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A sample of our work