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Issue 130: iSGTW 24 June 2009


Plenty more fish in the sea?

Once thought to be an endless source of bounty, rampant over-fishing around the globe has caused world fish stocks to plummet, with some of our favorite species hovering near collapse.

The effects of over-fishing are being exacerbated by global climate change, which changes the distribution of species and the location of biodiversity hotspots. Under these conditions, good fisheries management is crucial. But how can stocks be controlled if we don’t know their location and numbers?

A new grid-based tool, Aqua-Maps, looks like it could provide the answer. “In fisheries, we have problems when we try to do spatial analysis with data,” says Anton Ellenbroek of
the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, because “there are no clear boundaries in the ocean.”

AquaMaps addresses the difficulties of modelling the global distribution of marine species. Since 2004, AquaMaps has been giving the likelihood of finding a certain species in an area.

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Shortly after a ’quake hits, ShakeMovie simulates what is happening and posts it on the Web for scientists and the public to view.

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Opinion - Volunteer Computing

 The age of citizen cyberspace

Plans for a Citizen Cyberspace Center will be signed on July 2.  Francois Grey ponders what  the emergence of more expansive, in-depth citizen science means for research.

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Link of the week

/What’s Uub?

The Periodic Table may be about to have a new element.

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Image of the week


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Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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