Technology and innovation are our passion!

We invest in R&D across all our business units in order to develop innovations that help our customers, the society and the environment.

We are focused on our customers which are always integrated into the innovation process. They are our innovation partners; our aim is to provide them innovative solutions that solve their pain points and provide them real and measurable business benefits.

Our research activities are both internal as well as through collaboration with prominent academic institutions and innovative partners all over the world in the context of R&D projects.

Recent projects

CYBELE Horizon 2020 project
I2S is a partner in CYBELE project that supports precision agriculture and livestock farming through secure access to large scale, HPC-enabled virtual industrial experimentation environments, empowering scalable big data analytics. I2S is responsible for the aquaculture use case, where the project will make use of image processing technology in order to process aerial images of fish farms taken from drones to support understanding the impact of the farm on the environment, early identification of algae blooms that can be dangerous for the fish and ensuring that the farm is in a good condition.

Next Ocean Horizon 2020 project
The objective of the project is to develop (co-designing) 6 commercially-oriented, operational Earth Observation based services in sustainable fisheries and aquaculture under a common service delivery platform leveraging on Copernicus data and services, complemented by other EO and in-situ data streams while delivering economic, social and policy value to European citizens, developing a new market of product and services.

AQUASMART Horizon Project
The AquaSmart project was about enhancing innovation capacity within the aquaculture sector, by helping companies to transform captured data into knowledge using an on-line data analytics platform. It also supports production bench-marking through access to global data. The project was based in the real world, addressing actual problems that aquaculture producers face and is run by a skilled and experienced consortium including top research institutes, a major player in the aquaculture IT sector and three highly innovative aquaculture companies. ΑquaSmart finished on February 2017 and is already being exploited.

BlueBRIDGE Horizon 2020 project
The objective of the project was to support capacity building in interdisciplinary research communities actively involved in increasing scientific knowledge about resource over-exploitation, degraded environment and ecosystem with the aim of providing a more solid ground for informed advice to competent authorities and to enlarge the spectrum of growth opportunities as addressed by the Blue Growth Societal Challenge. BlueBRIDGE aims to develop innovative services in the following areas:

  • Blue Assessment – services for stock assessment and for the generation of unique identifiers for global stocks;
  • Blue Economy – services supporting the analysis of socio-economic performance in aquaculture;
  • Blue Environment – spatial planning services to identify aquaculture and fisheries infrastructures from satellite imagery;
  • Blue Skills – on-line training services and capacity building on existing training modules for fisheries scientists and other practitioners.

Within the context of BlueBRIDGE VREs, I2s developed a service that increases aquaculture productivity, by helping companies to make an in-depth analysis of their performance, create models for feeding, feed conversion and mortality, make predictions and take decisions. This will help them to improve productivity and will also extend the capacity of scientific research communities and policy makers to quantify and comprehend aqua-farming industry operation ensuring sustainability and development of the sector.

Past Projects

  • ASSIST COOP-CT-512841
  • AAL 2008-1-99 – H.O.P.E.
  • CRAFT BES2-5289 ITSAFE
  • ESPRIT 25123 – CUTE
  • INCO 96 2329 MEDINA
  • ESPRIT 23707 – DECIDE IT
  • CRAF-1999-70204 – CINTRANET
  • GRD1 – 2000 – 25827-COIMPROVE
  • IST-1999-56403, Know IT

Publications

T. Arvanitis, K. Seferis, N. Theiakoulis, K. Bovolis. Blue Miner Cloud Based Platform for aquaculture analytics, European Aquaculture Society Conference 2018, 27/8/2018, Montpellier, France

Kostas Seferis , Antonio Coli, Gerasimos Antzoulatos, Konstantinos Bovolis. Development of Growth Models for Hatchery Production Using Data Mining and Machine Learning methods, Aquaculture America 2018, February 19-22, Las Vegas, USA

N. Theiakoulis, K. Seferis, G. Antzoulatos, K. Bovolis, C. Dimitrakopoulos, G. Kakaletris, D. Katris, E. Petra, S. Tsani, “Blue Economy: New generation tools for aquaculture”, European Aquaculture Society Conference 2017, Dubrovnik , Croatia, 17-20 October 2017

K.Seferis, T.Ginakos, G.Pelekanakis, “AquaAlert, A comprehensive and integrated fish farming software for disease monitoring and epidemic prediction”, European Aquaculture Society Conference 2017, Dubrovnik , Croatia, 17-20 October 2017

Kostas Seferis, G. Antzoulatos, G. McManus, T. Flynn, “Comparative analysis of performance indicators in aquaculture using open-cloud aquaSmart platform”, 5th Annual World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries-2016, Qingdao, China, November 4-6, 2016

Konstantinos Seferis, Gerasimos Antzoulatos, Gary McManus, Tom Flynn. “Use State-Of-The-Art Data Mining Technologies to Improve Feeding Strategies And Predict Feed Conversion Rate – The Aquasmart Solution”, EAS Conference 2016, Edinburgh, 20-23 September 2016

Konstantinos Seferis, Gerasimos S. Antzoulatos, Gary McManus, Stavros Platsis, Matjaz Rihtar, Joao Sarraipa, “Applying Data Mining Techniques to Estimate FCR KPI in Aquaculture: The AQUASMART Project”, 2nd Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 11-13, 2016

Kostas Seferis, Gerasimos Antzoulatos, Stavros Platsis, “Improve Production Efficiency And Fish Management Using Data Mining Technologies – The Aquasmart Solution”, Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture 2016 (MECAA2016), Izmir Turkey, June 2-4, 2016

Joao Sarraipa, Kostas Seferis, Victor Prieto, Garry Cleere, Gary McManus, John McLaughlin, Tom Flynn, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Steven Davy, “Aquaculture Production Optimization through Enhanced Data Analytics”, Offshore Mariculture Conference 2016, Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 April 2016

K.Seferis, G.McManus and T.Flynn, “Use Of Open Data Frameworks, Global Data Access And Data Mining To Help Aquaculture Companies To Improve Efficiency And Reduce Environmental Impact”, European Aquaculture Society Conference 2015, Netherlands, October 2015