Data Tools


SmartDots platform facilitates exchanges, workshops and training events for biological readings based on images

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A set of software tools supports the user in managing all data of ICES biological reading (like age, maturity, larvae identification) workshops and exchanges. The workshop or exchange manager can manage the meta data related to workshops and exchanges, and the biological​ readers can carry out readings by annotating images provided by the workshop managers​. All registered data are available in the connected reporting environment.

The SmartDots biological reading platform is an open source solution originally developed by ILVO (​​Flanders Research I​nstitute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food). All source code is publicly accessible.​​

The development of SmartDots within ICES is guided by the working group on SmartDots Governance (WGSMART).

How to cite

​​​​ICES SmartDots, [date accessed]. ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark. ​

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