External workshops

Sunday June 23rd
VEMCO workshop
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Location: Clarion Hotel Tyholmen (conference hotel)
Registration: To reserve a seat, please email nancy.edwards@innovasea.com


During the workshop we will explore various subjects pertinent to experienced and new telemetry researchers. We believe that scientists who use our technology should have an up to date understanding of the technology as it relates to best practices in the field, study design, data management and analysis. You are never too experienced to learn! We will also show you what’s new in the world of fish tracking. We have several innovative products that we believe will open new research doors and enhance your telemetry data experiences.


  • Acoustic Telemetry Technology Overview
  • Designing a Successful Telemetry Study
  • System Performance Assessment
  • Data Management
  • Fine-Scale Positioning
  • What’s New?

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided and we will also have beer and wine available from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.


Monday June 24th

Thelma Biotel workshop
Time: 16:45-18.00
Location: The conference venue, second floor workshop room
Registration: Please sign up here (non-binding): https://bit.ly/2ZjWF1S


Tips & Tricks – Get the most out of your equipment
A hands-on workshop on how to get the most out of your gear. Our developers spend a great
amount of time creating streamlined solutions to make your job more efficient. In this workshop we
will go through four practical stations where we will demonstrate handy tricks related to different
aspects of a deployment. So, whether you are brand new to telemetry, or you have years of
experience, stop by for a quick workshop on handy tricks and efficiency!
Food and refreshments will be served.


Tuesday June 25th

European Tracking Network workshop
Time: 16:30-18:00
Location: The conference venue, second floor workshop room
Registration: No need to register for this event.


The European Tracking Network (ETN) is a recently-launched initiative to integrate all European aquatic animal tracking in one network. The overarching objective is to ensure the transition from a loosely-coordinated set of existing national and regional telemetry initiatives scattered in Europe to a sustainable, efficient and integrated pan-European biotelemetry network embedded in the international context of other similar networks outside Europe and the new AtlantOS observing program. This will promote cooperation among researchers and scientific excellence across Europe. It will leverage funding opportunities and support the much-needed advice for EU policies at broader, cross-border scale.

We are organising a meeting on June Tuesday 25th at 4.30 pm for which all European participants are welcome, to publicize ETN, inform the community and listen to their concerns, and to welcome new members.

Stay connected at @AquaticTracking.



Friday June 28th- Saturday June 29th
The 2019 Ocean Tracking Network Symposium
Time: Saturday evening + full day Saturday
Location: The conference venue, second floor workshop room
Registration: To RSVP for the OTN Symposium, please email OTN Special Projects Manager
Amy Hill by June 7, 2019: amyhill@dal.ca 


Please save the date for the 2019 OTN Symposium immediately following the 5th ICFT in Arendal, Norway.
The OTN Symposium will begin on the evening of June 28, accompanied by a full day of workshops, discussions and presentations on June 29.

Topics and activities to include:

  • Student presentations
  • Next generation problem solving and integration
  • Continuation of ideasOTN—synthesis and publication
  • Technical best practices workshop

Registration is free and all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!