Project Task #3139

Project WP #677: WP8 - Support Blue Skills: VREs Development [Months: 1-30]

T8.2 ICES Knowledge Bridging (Months:1-30)

Added by Anna Davies over 3 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:Apr 05, 2016
Priority:HighDue date:May 02, 2016
Assignee:Mike Drew% Done:

100%

Sprint:WP08
Lead beneficiary:6 - ICES Participants:6 - ICES
Milestones:
Duration: 20

Description

Task Leader: ICES; Participants: IRD, CNR
It supports training and workshops for the communities targeted by ICES. The trainers prepare the training environment by first selecting the required resources from the data, models and other resources already made available in the D4Science infrastructure. Then they instantiate the corresponding service-based virtual environment that will be accessible through a dedicated user interface and adds other resources if necessary. This task also associates policies on users roles for the VRE (from VRE managers to users).
The Task mainly underpins training on stock assessment and fisheries monitoring through 8 thematic courses (cf. Table 5 in Part B).
Once developed, the VRE will be presented and offered to the ICES Expert Groups dealing with stock assessment and aquaculture. Expert Group Chairs will be encouraged to take advantage of the research and collaborative environments, use the new versatile (e.g. on operational, environmental and socio-economic aspects of mariculture) datasets and to report back to the ICES Secretariat.
The task will also take care of serving other exploitation opportunities for the built VRE which may arise from other projects and initiatives ICES is involved in.


Subtasks

VRE #3145: Create VRE for ICES training course on Social Science Met...ReleasedMassimiliano Assante

History

#1 Updated by Andrea Dell'Amico over 3 years ago

  • Parent task set to #677

#2 Updated by Andrea Dell'Amico over 3 years ago

#1 Updated by Anna Davies 15 days ago

Activity report January 2016
Plans have been made for a representative from ICES (Mike Drew) to be trained in the VRE, in the week of the 11 - 15 April.

A VRE has been generated for the first ICES training course on training in the R environment. So far, the instructors are reluctant to make use of the VRE, as they are happy with the hub that they have already been making use of on previous training occasions.

The VRE has been tested internally, and a procedure set up for how to grant access to the VRE for the course participants.

#2 Updated by Anna Davies 15 days ago

Activity report February
Tuesday 2 February: Preparatory meeting for the population of the VRE for ICES training course on R.
Identification of the needs of the VRE for the course
Identification of how to allocate accounts to the course participants

Wednesday 3 February
Preparatory meeting for the population of the VRE for ICES training course on R, continued
Updated course information sent to Gianpaolo for necessary changes to the VRE page
Test memberships to be sent to selected ICES secretariat staff for testing (Hans Mose, Anna O and Viachav Soni)
Review of the validation e-mail text. Update sent to Gianpaolo. Pending changes.

Friday 5 February
Setup tutors’ access, permissions and logins in preparation for course.

Confirmation of places on the course sent to 27 course participants
Invoices sent to the participants, payment deadline Wednesday 10th February, after which final participants list can be completed, and access to the VRE can be sent to participants.

Agenda and course material sent to Leonardo, as a potential submission to the Data Management Plan. Awaiting confirmation from Leonardo as to the relevance of this to the requirements of the DMP. (https://github.com/fishvice/tcrenv2016)

February 14 - 18
Finalisation of the participant list for ICES training course in the R environment.
List sent to Gianpaolo for the participants to be granted access to the VRE
Information mail to the participants, regarding use of the VRE as a training tool.

February 23
Evaluation of VRE for training course in R environment - questions designed for course participants, to test VRE usefulness and additional requirements/requests from VRE users
Promotional article about ICES training course on Data Limited Stocks published on ICES newsfeed. http://ices.dk/news-and-events/news-archive/news/Pages/The-sky%E2%80%99s-the-limit-with-data-limited.aspx

February 29
Preparation meeting with Carlos on visit to Pisa in April for VRE course. Course dates confirmed with Gianpaolo as the 12th until the 14th of April.

ICES training course in the R environment, making use of the VRE for the week. Making use of the communication tool. Not yet taking advantage of the file sharing.

#3 Updated by Anna Davies 15 days ago

Activity report March 2016

Evaluation survey created online, on SharePoint, to evaluate the success of the use of the VRE for the ICES training course in the R environment. In future, a survey should be available on the VRE itself, to review the utility of the VRE. The results of the evaluation should be stored for reference and for future review.

Participants and instructors of the training course have been strongly encouraged to make use of the VRE for the course. However this is proving to be harder than expected. Therefore the results of the online review are limited.

Presentation of the Blue Bridge, and especially Blue Skills at a meeting at ICES HQ with the World Maritime University (WMU) based in Malmø, Sweden. The aim is to extend the reach of the training, and subsequent use of the VRE.

Internal examination of how the VRE can be used for remote training

Participation in the EAB meeting at FAO in Rome (minutes and review elsewhere).
Participation in the General Assembly at the FAO in Rome (minutes and review elsewhere)

Presentation of the activities of Blue Bridge and ICES' involvement in Blue Skills at the ICES Science Committee (SCICOM) midterm meeting.

Update meeting with Wojciech on the reporting standards, as presented by Jessica at the GA meeting.

Participation in Work Package 8 meeting, with WP partners. See meeting minutes in project wiki page

#4 Updated by Gianpaolo Coro 15 days ago

#3 Updated by Andrea Dell'Amico over 3 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#4 Updated by Anna Davies over 3 years ago

Activity report April 2016

Request for VRE sent to Gianpaolo, for the VRE for ICES training course Social Science Methods for Natural Scientists

#5 Updated by Massimiliano Assante about 3 years ago

  • Due date set to May 02, 2016

due to changes in a related task

#6 Updated by Anna Davies about 3 years ago

April Activity Report
Request for VRE sent to Gianpaolo, for the VRE for ICES training course Social Science Methods for Natural Scientists, taking place 26th - 28th May 2016
Internal feedback meeting with Mike Drew, Scott Large,Carlos Pinto reporting on the training course held at CNR in April
Appointment of internship with Karolina Reducha for support of ICES in BB project
Review meeting between Mike Drew and Einar Hjorleifson pertaining to use of VRE for previous ICES training course in the R environment

Mike -
Attended VRE framework course in Pisa from the 12th until the 14th of April.

#7 Updated by Pasquale Pagano about 3 years ago

  • Lead beneficiary set to 6 - ICES
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Category deleted (Other)
  • Project changed from D4Science Infrastructure to BlueBRIDGE
  • Tracker changed from Support to Project Task

#8 Updated by Pasquale Pagano about 3 years ago

  • Sprint changed from gCube related support to WP08

#9 Updated by Anna Davies about 3 years ago

May activity report
- ICES managed a training course on Social Science Methods for Natural Scientists in Brest, France. Instructors made use of the Virtual Research Environment as a communications tool. Material will be moved over into the extra storage folder. (https://i-marine.d4science.org/group/data-e-infrastructure-gateway/workspace?itemid=2b3a3d2c-be64-43e0-86f6-d000089b1aae&operation=gotofolder)
- Planning for submission of abstract for a BB workshop at the ICES annual science conference, for training/feedback workshop for selected, invited chairs of assessment working group
- Investigations into the relevance / requirements for an ICES training course focused on the assessment tools available in the BB infrastructure.

#10 Updated by Anna Davies almost 3 years ago

July activity report
Preparation for two ICES training courses, Data Limited stock assessment in Iceland, 12 - 16 September 2016, and Design and analysis of statistically sound catch sampling programmes, 12 - 16 September 2016 in Copenhagen.

#11 Updated by Anna Davies almost 3 years ago

August activity report
Preparations for two ICES training courses taking place in September
- Request for set up of VREs for ICES training course on Data Limited stock assessment
- Request for set up of training course on Design and Analysis of statistically sound catch sampling programmes
- Preparations for BlueBRIDGE participation at ICES Annual Science Conference
- Agenda finalised for the workshop (detail reporting in WP 5)
- Reservation of exhibitors stand at ASC (plus screen for demo video, as requested by Sara)

#12 Updated by Anna Davies almost 3 years ago

  • Participants 6 - ICES added

September activity report

  • Running of ICES training course, Data Limited Stock Assessment, 12 - 16 September, 2016, in Reykjavik, Iceland. The course made use of the VRE. But had several problems with the initial use of the VRE, due to the need for WinRAR, which had not been expressed earlier. But this was fixed by e-mail correspondence between the course instructors and Massimiliano.

  • Running of ICES training course, Design and Analysis of Statistically Sound catch sampling progammes, 12 - 16 September, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The course made use of the VRE for information, document sharing and communication.

  • Cancellation of ICES training course on Management strategy evaluation. Postponed until 2017.

  • Participation of BB at the ICES Annual science conference, 19 - 23 September 2016 in Riga, Latvia. The Blue Bridge project was represented with an exhibitors stand in the main hallway, with a demonstration video, banner etc.

  • ​BlueBRIDGE workshop: Innovative technologies at the service of the aquaculture, fisheries, and research sectors
    "If you are working on stock assessment models or you are a researcher or a scientist that needs computing capabilities, tools to harmonise different data sources, and facilities to easily share research results with your collaborators, you cannot miss this workshop" Awaiting a workshop report from facilitator Scott Large.

#13 Updated by Anna Davies over 2 years ago

December 2016 and January 2017 report
8.2 ICES
Preparation of training courses for 2017, including renewal of contracts for training course instructors.
Finalisation of the course programme, and tickets created requesting new VREs for each of the planned courses.
January 25th and 26th, running of ICES training course on ICES methods for setting proxy MSY reference points​, which made use of the RStudio in the VRE. Feedback received and reported to Massi in preparation for February online training course

#14 Updated by Anna Davies over 2 years ago

March 2017 ICES activity report
Finalisation of contracts with Niels Hintzen, Doug Beare and Francois Bastardie on ICES training course on VMS tools, to be held in October 2017
Finalisation of contracts with Steven Cadrin, Arni Magnussen and Colin Millar on ICES training course on Stock assessment, to be hald in June 2017
Promotional material for ICES training course Introduction to abundance estimation from fisheries acoustic surveys​ produced and sent to relevant distribution groups. Course to be held in June 2017.

#15 Updated by Anna Davies about 2 years ago

April Activity Report from ICES
Completion of VRE request for ICES training course on Stock assessment introduction. Awaiting final participants list, and course info from instructors.
Request made for VRE for ICES training course on Introduction to abundance estimation from fisheries acoustic surveys​. Awaiting participants list and course information from instructors.
Planning meeting held for further requirements of online training for ICES. Resources for employment of a project officer for online training have been examined.

#16 Updated by Anna Davies about 2 years ago

May activity report from ICES

Correspondence with Anton Ellenbroek at the FAO, about arrangements to offer ICES training courses at the FAO, making use of the VRE as a platfor for each course.

#17 Updated by Anna Davies about 2 years ago

June activity report ICES
5th - 9th June 2017 ICES training course on stock assessment introduction, which successfully made use of the VRE for student communication, information distribution and for the R studio and sharing codes.
12th - 16th June 2017 ICES training course on Introduction to abundance estimation from fisheries acoustic surveys​ which successfully made use of the VRE for student communication, information distribution and for the R studio and sharing codes.
The VRE was also used to deploy the training evaluation survey for the first time. This had mixed results, and feedback to the new survey function has it's own ticket for development, once other WP participants have feedback.

Communication with JIm Berkson, potential instructor for training course on data limited stocks, for an ICES training course in collaboration with FAO

Meeting with Fritz Køster and Marja Koski on the cooperation on online training course on ocean management, for which ICES will employ a 6 month position to develop and deploy an online training module, to be hosted on the BB structure.

#18 Updated by Morten Holdt over 1 year ago

September activity report ICES

Online training course on Oceanography:
- Preparations for meeting with the content providers from DTU
- Meetings with professors from DTU
- Preparing material and didactic design of the online course
- Preparing an outline and structure of the course
- Looking at how the course can be presented on the BB platform

October activity report ICES

Online training course on oceanography:
- Editing material and preparing material for filming
- Looking for copyright infringements
- Meetings regarding shooting dates and questions about the format
- Filming Thomas Kiørboe
- Editing video material
- Course structure on the Coursera platform
- Filming Colin Stedmon
- Planning/brainstorming structure on the BB platform

#19 Updated by Anna Davies over 1 year ago

Successful completion of ICES training course VMS tools and logbook data, for which 15 people were granted access to the VRE. https://i-marine.d4science.org/group/ices_logbookdata
The VRE was used for storage and sharing of all the course presentations, material and documents, but no additional facilities were required for this topic.
The course survey was requested to be completed on paper, so this time, the survey facility on the VRE was not used.

Access has been grated to participants of the last two 2017 ICES training courses, Bayesian network analysis (12 to date) and Broadband wideband acoustics (24 to date). Instructors have been sent the new flyer, listing the VRE facilities.

#20 Updated by Anna Davies over 1 year ago

Planning has begun on the recording of two demo videos, for the use of BB VREs. The material will be presented by Scott (and Nathan), and recording support will be done by Morten. Time frame will be identified shortly. Hopefully to be ready before December.
1. SS3 Shiny/Docker
Explore an SS3 model within the R Shiny (web-application) interface
Using Docker (localized container) to make the web-application scalable and run faster(?)
2. R prototyping lab
Open VRE, this is the Rstudio environment, etc.
Run a process that can be accelerated using WPS
Negotiate w/ infrastructure to create WPS
Interact w/ WPS within the RStudio environment

#21 Updated by Anna Davies over 1 year ago

In preparation for the coming training course Bayesian network analysis including the socio-cultural dimension on the 27 November–1 December, the BB informative flyer has been sent to the instructors, as well as credentials for access to their VRE. https://bluebridge.d4science.org/group/ices_bnetworkanalysis
To date, the VRE has not yet been used, but the 12 participants also have access to the VRE.

#22 Updated by Morten Holdt over 1 year ago

BB Online Oceanography Course:

  • Organising material and recording.
  • Preparing quizzes and assessment assignments for the course.
  • Preparing "ICES" content (Data management perspective on oceanography and fisheries for dummies) for the online course.

Else nothing to report.

#23 Updated by Morten Holdt over 1 year ago

Online training course on oceanography activity for January and February:

  • Advised on development on the training application.
  • Testing the training application
  • Created the course on the VRE
  • Uploaded the Oceanography course to the BB VRE
  • Recorded and edited the introduction video for the oceanography course.
  • Uploaded videos to YouTube in order to be shown on the BB platform
  • Created subtitles for the video content for the course
  • Final edits on the content (editing mistakes etc.)
  • Created questionnaires
  • Wrote descriptions, course information and created the structure of the course on the VRE

#24 Updated by Pasquale Pagano over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

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