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Newsletter no.3 - October 2023


SmartDots now adheres to the ICES general data policy and therefore adopts the CC BY 4.0 license for the SmartDots database (only published events).
  • - Approval is required when setting up events
  • - Watermarks on pictures are no longer an option for published events
  • - Information on ownership of images is required on upload

SmartDots can now also be used for internal training within institutes/countries but be aware that no technical support is given to these kind of events.

A workshop, “SmartDots an introduction”, was held during the 7th International Otolith Symposium in Viña del Mar, Chile earlier this month. About 20 participants took part and a lot of interest was shown both to the workshop and the poster presentation. Participants could explore SmartDots in 4 different events during and after the workshop.

The ICES training course “A practical course in the use of the SmartDots platform for egg and larvae identification and staging” is open for registration until 2 November 2023. Training Registration ( The course will be online on 9 November and is free.

An online seminar, “AI for fish age reading”, will be held on 28 November (invite has been sent out via e mail). Send an e mail to and to register and to get a meeting link and agenda.

Best regards


List of previous newsletters:
  Newsletter from May of 2023
  Newsletter from January of 2023
  Newsletter from September of 2022
  Newsletter from May of 2022
  Newsletter from March of 2022
  Newsletter from September of 2021
  Newsletter from January of 2021
  Newsletter from September of 2020
  Newsletter from March 2020
  Newsletter from September 2019
  Newsletter from April 2019

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