Internal Cycle of Seminars at IMEDEA (CISI) consist on a cycle of seminar presentations given mainly by doctoral students, masters and junior postdocs, although it is not closed to other staff, such as visitors and staff, that take place every Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m in the seminar room os IMEDEA.

This represents a great opportunity to learn more about the research carried out at the Institute and to bring those with less experience , the chance of increasing their presentation and public speaking skills. Afterwards, there will be soft drinks and beers for all attendees 😉 We strongly encourage you to participate. Join us!

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Internal Cycle of Seminars IMEDEA - Amaya Álvarez- «Deep Learning inside the fish market»
  Abstract In this presentation, we will explore the various tasks undertaken by the Fish Ecology Lab at the Palma Fish Market since 2018. Our focus lies in automating the processes employed for extracting fish length measurements. The dynamic distribution of fish lengths plays a crucial role, not only in making informed short-term operational decisions within a fishery co-management framework but also in providing input for traditional fishery models that illuminate mid- and long-term trends in exploited stocks. Traditionally, the estimation of fish length in most fisheries has been a manual endeavor, resulting in precise measurements at the individual fish level. However, due to the high cost and inefficiency associated with supervised sampling, the sample size tends to be limited. Consequently, the precision of population-level estimates often falls short, and biases may arise, especially when adequately stratified sampling programs are economically unfeasible. Conversely, the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence in fisheries science presents a promising avenue for large-scale, unbiased sampling of fish catches. The Fish Ecology Lab has been working with the daily images recived from the auction of the fish market to extract information on various commercial species such as hake, dolphinfish, and red shrimp. This presentation will specifically focus into the deep learning techniques employed for each of these cases.  

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Internal Cycle of Seminars IMEDEA - BBC Members «Balearic Biodiversity Center: An Opportunity to Enhance Knowledge and Expertise in Biodiversity in the Balearic Islands»




The Balearic Center for Biodiversity is an initiative aimed at generating knowledge about the rich biological diversity and exceptional natural environment of the Balearic archipelago. This information is crucial for establishing management and conservation policies in the context of global change, ensuring the maintenance of ecosystem services provided by biodiversity to society. The objectives of the CBB are: 1) to strengthen the potential and capacity of the scientific community in the region by generating knowledge and establishing collaborations and synergies; 2) to provide scientific and technical support to government officials and the private sector, and 3) to establish strategic collaborations, services, advice, and training on issues related to biodiversity. The CBB is composed of four units that respond to its scientific, training, and technical support objectives for the scientific community interested in the biodiversity of the Balearic Islands. These units are: the Natural History Collections Unit, the Genomics Unit, the Data Management Unit, and the Training and Scientific Outreach Unit. The human team consists of a multidisciplinary group of researchers and technicians. In this seminar, part of the CBB team will discuss the objectives, composition, and structure of the center, the teams, and services it offers, and how to get in touch with us.


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