IMBBC present at the 5th International Congress on Applied Ichthyology, Oceanography, and Aquatic Environment

IMBBC participated in the 5th International Congress on Applied Ichthyology, Oceanography, and Aquatic Environment (HydroMediT 2024) that took place in Mytilene, from the 30th of May to the 2nd of June 2024, in the premises of the University of the Aegean. During the HydroMediT2024, one poster and two noteworthy presentations highlighted the innovative work of HCMR.

Mrs. Dimitra Mavraki participated with a poster entitled “EMODNET BIOLOGY: An EU Service available for the Mediterranean Region” and an oral presentation entitled “Application of FAIR Principles to Micro-CT Data in the MAPWORMS Project”. MAPWORMS, is an EIC Pathfinder Open Project (grant agreement N° 101046846), which focuses on designing robots that are inspired by simplified forms of marine Annelida, able to perform tasks in response to environmental stimuli. To ensure project’s data longevity and reuse, FAIR principles were applied to all research data and in particular to the micro-CT data. The micro-CT data, provide 3D representations of samples in high resolution, which are essential for the shape morphing modelling of the robot.

Mr. Ioannis Rallis presented a work entitled “Citizen Science Platforms Facilitate the Rescue and Standardization Process for Historical Marine Biodiversity Data”. This project encourages Citizen Scientists to transform dormant historical data into accessible and usable data that adheres to FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). Through this initiative, data of over 270 records of mollusc species from pre-1900 expeditions in the Mediterranean region were made publicly available to the scientific community through MedOBIS database. This initiative highlights the important role of Citizen Scientists in advancing marine biodiversity research and data recovery.

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