Fisheries Data Interoperability WG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Paul Uhlir

Recent Activity

19 Sep 2017

Working Group presentation about to start in Montreal in a few hours

Dear FDI WG,

Julien Barde and Emmanuel Blondel will present the progress and developments in the FDI WG, with a strong emphasis on the geospatial data generation and interoperability, and to use of R in that process. 

If you are not in person in Montréal, you can folllow this live though a teleconference. 

Please find the remote participation information.

If you have any questions, please let us know. 

Many thanks,


13 Sep 2017

Prepare for RDA Meeting Montréal;

Dear FDI-WG Members, 

In order to finalize the presentation and participation to the RDA plenary next week in Montréal, we will have a webconference. Topics will be:

  1. Participation and presentation to plenary;
  2. The Case Statement;
  3. Plan activity for the post-plenary.

The WG Webconference will be tomorrow Thursday 14 Sep at 16:00 Rome time. We will use a google hangout:

13 Sep 2017

Using R to manage metadata and promote interoperability (FDI-WG)

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; "Use R to manage metadata of especially time-series (in our case related to Tuna Fisheries) and comply with OGC standards while using controlled vocabularies." 

Most of the presented software is Open Source, and we will demonstrate how it can help (you) to manage time-series and geospatial data. We welcome feed-back, and if this of your interest, please consider to join the FDI-WG

You can read details here: 

08 Sep 2017

WG Session at RDA Plenary in Montreal

Dear WG Members, 

The meeting at the upcoming RDA plenary has been confirmed, and is scheduled on the 19th of September from 11:30 to 13:00 in the Mansflied room number 10. 

It is not included on the RDA programme on the website, but we will be there!

The focus will be on geospatial standards and tools for fisheries data, and Julien Barde and Emmanuel Blondel will present some cool tools supporting map generation and management. 

30 Aug 2017

Draft agenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available

Dear all,

I am glad to inform you that the draft fagenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available at The meeting will take place the 17 and 18 September in Montreal, previous to the RDA P10. Details about the venue are in the document, but we will provide some more information in the next days.

03 Jul 2017

WG Conference call Friday 07 July - 16:00 Rome time (

Dear FDI WG Members, 

After a succeful hackathon in Crete, jointly organized with the EU H2020 BlueBRIDGE project, we would like to continue with the FDI-WG activities.

We will organize an open conference (using google hangout) this Friday 07 July 2017 at 16:00 CEST (Rome).

25 May 2017

FDI WG Meeting Notes 25 May 2017

RDA Meeting Notes 25-MAY-2017 14:00 - 14:30

Participants: Anton Ellenbroek, Aureliano Gentile, Emmanuel Blondel, Enrique Wulff, Carmen Reverté

(Note: The conferencing system had problems, and several attendees failed to login)


1. Overview of membership

  • Members list is online

2. FAO plan to support regional standardization of timeseries

A. Master Data Management services