Aquaculture at centre of next wave of big data learning

By 12th October 2015 No Comments
Dr. Steven Davy, Research Unit Manager, TSSG

Pic. Dr. Steven Davy, Research Unit Manager, TSSG

Fish and finance may seem miles apart, but an upcoming security research conference will hear how big data findings in the aquaculture industry can be used in finance and manufacturing.

Big data is one of the themes at the European Security Research event – The Next Wave, a three-day conference.

The conference links up European security research with the community of First Responders in emergency and crisis management, cyber-security, experts in Big Data, international organisations, academic, standardisation and policy makers.

Dr Steven Davy, TSSG will present ‘Lessons Learned: Experiences in other Sectors’, based on learnings with Big Data from the aquaculture perspective.

AquaSmart is a €3.1m project he is involved in that is helping fish farms transform captured data into knowledge. Through Aquasmart Irish tech experts have joined industry and research partners across the EU and Israel on a pooled research and technology project which is set to boost production and jobs in the global fish farm industry, without harming the environment.

Dr Davy says “The opportunity to present findings from the project AquaSmart goes someway to show that Big Data commerce can be transported into any industry, it is not just unique to the aquamarine industry, but instead can findings/learnings can be used in other fields such as agriculture, finance, health and manufacturing.”

ESR Dublin 2015, takes place at Malahide, Co Dublin from 4-6 November 2015


To register for the European Security Research event – The Next Wave conference, click HERE

About ESR Dublin 2015

Under the auspices of the National Standards Authority of Ireland, this Dublin event presents an opportunity for great engagement with experts from different backgrounds and understandings in the area of security research, be it from a standardisation, policy making, crisis and emergency first responder perspective or be it from the scientific and research community perspective.

Under the theme of ‘European Security Research – The Next Wave’, a common aim exists amongst us all – to learn from each other, to share and obtain a more in-depth understanding of important European security related issues, including big data and cyber security. Our challenge was to prepare the foundation for the perceived engagement so that the sharing of excellent knowledge and transfer will be realised. Importantly, the event is aimed at strengthening European project cross-fertilisation activities and the engagement with experts from the field of standardisation, emergency and crisis management as well as policy making.

 About TSSG

TSSG is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for ICT research and innovation. We carry out a wide spectrum of industry-informed research in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), particularly technologies enabling communications and information services.

Our four key prioritised technical Research areas include Mobile Platforms and Services, Security Privacy and Identity, Data Analytics and Social computing,   Adaptive Networks and services. We create economic impact by translating our knowledge base and innovation into leading edge products and services by continuing our engagement with Industry in collaborative R&D, knowledge generation and transfer.

Over the past five years, TSSG has delivered innovative solutions to over 110 Irish companies, and has created 16 spin out companies in the South East including the award winning FeedHenry, a groundbreaking mobile cloud platform company, and ZolkC, a leading provider of mobile technology for international visitor attractions and KodaCall a new ‘Click to Call’ Technology.



The AQUASMART project is about enhancing innovation capacity within the aquaculture sector, by helping companies to transform captured data into knowledge, and sharing this knowledge to improve efficiency, increase profitability and carry out business in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

The project is based in the real world, addressing actual problems that aquaculture producer’s face, carrying out work in the areas of data analysis, data exchange between aquaculture companies and its related stakeholders and global knowledge access.

Find out more about the AQUASMART project.