Data

ODF Sweden supports Baltic Seabird AI/UX Hackathon

Ocean Data Factory Sweden (coordinated by SCOOT) will support the AI/UX Hackathon about the Baltic Sea Guillemots (“Sillgrisslor”), taking place on November 21-22 in Gothenburg. ODF Sweden will be in the Hackathon jury and our partner SMHI will deliver local oceanographic data.

The Guillemots are fascinating seabirds high up in the food chain. They can tell us a lot about the state of the fish and the rest of the Baltic Sea ecosystem. Gathering and annotating data is a heavy task for the scientists of the Baltic Seabird Project. In last year’s trial, huge leaps were made with the help of citizen science. The live stream hosted by WWF produced some 1300+ comments and insights. With the use of AI, recognition of individuals and frequent events could be automated, leaving the extra-ordinary and rarer observations to researchers and citizen science. 

Register and more info here. Deadline for registration is November 7.

ODF Sweden will deliver learning and support digitalization in marine environmental management

ODF Sweden (coordinated by SCOOT) is now gaining pace! First innovation cycle, lasting to end of 2019, will focus environmental monitoring and management. We will deliver learning and support for digitalization in marine environmental management to the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM). The collaboration between ODF Sweden and SwAM is a part of the ”Three Archipelagos” project. We are excited about this opportunity.

Are you interested in ODF Sweden? Do not hesitate to contact its director Robin Teigland or its coordinator Torsten Linders.

SCOOT will coordinate Ocean Data Factory

What started in early March with a workshop on innovation through open data will on July 1st turn into a major SCOOT activity, the Ocean Data Factory – ODF. SCOOT takes on the coordinating role, working with a large consortium from the industry, academia and public sector organisations. ODF will be headed by professor Robin Teigland from Chalmers University of Technology.

ODF will be an arena for competence building and innovation, open to all who believe that crunching data from the ocean is 1) fun, 2) holds the answers to a sustainable blue economy and 3) gets really productive when different competences do it together! We will be conducting our activities in high paced cycles focusing on selected themes. First theme to be announced soon, stay tuned

ODF is part of Vinnova’s (Sweden’s Innovation Agency) investment to speed up development within AI. We are delighted to see that also the National Space Data Lab will be initiated. Planning for joint co-creation has already started.

Professor Robin Teigland, Chalmers University of Technology, head of Ocean Data Factory.

Come and meet us! SCOOT open 8 May

“Robots giving YOU data from the ocean”

On May the 8th we open the SCOOT doors at Nya Varvet in Gothenburg, to anyone interested in the ocean, data from the ocean and methods for collecting ocean data. Come and meet the researchers and the robots! Most of all, come and tell us about your ideas: SCOOT wants to support your innovation. Read the full program. SCOOT open is part of #gbgtechweek and #EUinmyregion.

SCOOT is impressed: Lysekil Ocean Network

SCOOT has followed ‘The Lysekil Challange’. 3rd year students in the Industrial Economy program at Chalmers University of Technology have been working on digital solutions for the municipality Lysekil, located on the Swedish west coast. 20 projects are now competing for votes until March 30th. In a tight competition, SCOOT has decided to cast our vote for project 15 ‘Lysekil Ocean Network’ and its innovative web-portal . Motivation:

“For addressing an important challenge in our common ocean, using innovative and engaging data gathering.”

The project Lysekil Ocean Network will be presented at SCOOT open house on May 8th at Nya Varvet, Göteborg.

Workshop on innovation through open data

Scoot and Swedish National Data Service (SND) will host a workshop on open data from the ocean. The purpose is to gather stake holders and investigate the basis for a national ocean data laboratory and data factory, facilitating innovation. Please contact Torsten Linders if you have questions or if you want to give a presentation. Welcome to an informal morning!

Time: March 4th, 9 am, coffee from 08.30

Place: SND, Medicinaregatan 18A, 4th Floor, Gothenburg

Agenda

  1. Welcome and introduction, Torsten Linders, Scoot
  2. Presentations
    • Sending a truck to the moon – deploy-and-forget data factories, Ola Benderius, Chalmers Revere Lab
    • Keeping the data lake clear – tagging data, Per Bolinder, Mattias Larsson, Maranics AB
    • Finding clear water in the swamp – ocean (meta)data at SND, Elisabeth Strandhagen, Swedish National Data Service
    • MakerSpace Oceanum: Building a Collaborative Innovation Environments for Learning, Exploring and Sharing through Open Ocean Data, Fredrik Svahn, GU Applied IT
    • Training robot captains – recognizing a buoy and a bird, Robert Rylander, RISE Maritime Research
  3. Discussion
    • Vinnova call: data lab and data factory as a national resource (“every sector needs a data lab”)
    • SND takes lead? (“mandate and ability within the sector”)
    • Expectations from stake holders? (in the room and others)
    • Long term solutions? (after 2 years of Vinnova funding)

SCOOT enters project Find Me – identification and localization of (lost) fishing gear

RISE Acreo (Research Institutes of Sweden AB) will lead a feasibility study aiming for “a cost-effective and passive technique for underwater identification and localization of fishing gear with good precision.”

The goal is to support the relevant problem owners, fishing sector authorities, commercial / leisure fishing, and to contribute to a significant improvement of the management of marine resources for which they are responsible and depend upon.

SCOOT enters Find Me in order to support innovation in ocean sensor technology. As ocean observers we are also acutely aware that everything put into the ocean runs a high risk of being lost, this includes all kinds of measurement equipment.

The other project partners are University of Gothenburg (SCOOT), Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Fiskareföreningen Norden and Swedish Maritime Technology Forum. Kickoff meeting was held December 11th, 2018, project ends June, 2019. External funding comes from Vinnova (Sweden’s Innovation Agency). The aim of the current feasibility study is to prepare for a for a larger collaboration project.