During the month of August researchers Alessandra Raffaetá and Marta Simeoni from UNIVE have been seconded to Dalhousie University in Halifax Canada.
During the secondment UNIVE researchers worked with with Dr. Jay Kumar, post-PhD fellow at the Institute for Big Data Analytics.
The main goal was to improve the results already obtained for the fishing effort forecast in the Northern Adriatic Sea. The area of the Northern Adriatic Sea is known to be intensively fished and the fishing effort is a key indicator for monitoring the fishing pressure on an area of interest over time.
Hence, accurate fishing effort forecast could help in monitoring the fishing pressure at the basin level and in preventing overexploitation.