Big Oceans and Big Data

Big Oceans and Big Data

Big Data could play a vital role in our oceans. From sustainable fisheries to maritime security and renewable energy. Some great strides are being made on these fronts, including in Atlantic Canada. For centuries, the Atlantic ocean has fed nations and navies. Now, as ocean sciences advance and the opportunities with Big Data analytics come to the forefront, we will be able to see our oceans in whole new ways.

Yale professor Douglas McAuley takes a look at how satellites and processing Big Data can help us better understand the flows of water and temperature, not just for fisheries but for climate change and transportation of goods as well as management policy.

Dr. Stan Matwin of Nova Scotia’s world renowned Dalhousie University’s Big Data Institute will be talking about our Connected Ocean this October in Breast, France at ACO2016.

There are thousands upon thousands of sensors in the ocean and more being added. This article in Business Insider takes a look at why. We have so much to learn about our planet and our oceans will play a key role as a primary food source in the coming decades. From sustainable fisheries to aquaculture. Using Big Data analytics we can optimize transportation routes while ensuring whales and large sea creatures are minimally impacted.

In 2017, the 5th Annual Big Data Congress will be looking at how Big Data can be applied to our oceans. We’ll be posting regular, insightful content to spark the conversation. We hope you’ll join us.

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