The NeOn - Lifecycle support for networked ontologies project was a 14.7 million Euros project, involving 14 European partners, and was part of the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme, Priority 2, "Information Society Technologies".
The aim of NeOn was to advance the state of the art in using ontologies for large-scale semantic applications in distributed organizations; and to create the first ever service-oriented, open infrastructure, and associated methodology, to support the development life-cycle of this new generation of semantic applications with economically viable solutions.
FAO's role in the project was to implement a case study: the Fish Stock Depletion Assessment System applying NeOn technologies and methodologies, with the goal of improving the management of the complexity of fishery knowledge communities.
The effective management of shared fish stocks is one of the great challenges facing the way towards achieving long-term sustainable fisheries. Fisheries department has several information and knowledge organization systems to facilitate and secure the long-term sustainable development and utilization of the world's fisheries and aquaculture. Although much of the data are 'structured', they are not necessarily interoperable. Additionally, there are information resources that are not available through databases but are available as parts of websites as individual documents, images, etc. These data sources could be better exploited by bringing together related and relevant information, along with the use of the fishery ontology, to provide inference-based services, language independent extraction and discovery for policy makers and national governments to make informed decisions.
The Network of Fisheries Ontologies (OWL/RDF) was created as a part of the NeOn Project.
|The Open University||United Kingdom|
|Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)||Germany|
|Universidad Politecnica de Madrid||Spain|
|Intelligent Software Components||Spain|
|Jozef Stefan Institute||Slovenia|
|University of Sheffield||United Kingdom|
|Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR)||Italy|
|Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations||Italy|
03.2006 - 03.2010
14.7 million €