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August/Summer 2010

Dear Aqua-tnet member,

We hope that you all enjoyed the summer holidays and are ready to drive Aqua-tnet with a new impetus. Over the coming months the secretariat will be busy organising a stimulating final annual event and promoting the network across Europe. Project funding will cease in 2011 so we hope that we can all rally in these final months to ensure a successful delivery!  

Kind regards,

Aqua-tnet secretariat


This is a free e-mail news service provided by Aqua-tnet for the Aqua-tnet network and its partners. Aqua-tnet is the European Thematic Network in the field of aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resource management, funded under the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, from 2008 - 2011.

In the Aqua-tnet Newsletter you will find an update of Aquat-net and its activities, as well as information from the European Commission related to European education matters.

Please forward this newsletter to your colleagues and students. Please submit any relevant information for dissemination in the newsletter to aquatnet@aquatt.ie.




    Research & Education


2. AquaTT Training News

3. Pisces TT Jobs

4. Other


Aqua-tnet at AE2010 in Porto (Portugal, 5- 8 October 2010)

Aqua-tnet will be present at the Aquaculture Europe 2010 event in Porto in October this year.

Please come and meet Aqua-tnet at the AquaTT booth at the tradeshow; we are at number 90 & 91. Also, the Student Group of the EAS has a special forum for students and young aquaculturists, where Aqua-tnet will present and demonstrate several interesting activities for students. The workshop will be held on Wednesday October 6, from 14.30 – 17.00. After the workshop drinks and snacks will be offered.

For more information please visit our website: Marieke@aquatt.ie

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Young aquaculturists and students at the AE2010 in Porto!

The European Aquaculture Society Student Group (EAS-SG) is a student group set up at the Aquaculture Europe 2005 meeting in Trondheim, Norway. The group is not just for students, but also for all young people working in the field of aquaculture. Its principal aims are:
- To increase the participation of young persons in activities of the European Aquaculture Society (EAS)
- To gather and exchange information related to the diverse fields of research
- To share work experiences in the sector
- To voice student and young persons’ concerns

AE2010 in Porto (Portugal)

Are you up to going to a high-ranking international conference? Do you want to meet with fellow students and well-known researchers “face-to-face”? Do you want to get your foot into the scientific community? Then you really HAVE TO come to the Aquaculture Europe conference 2010 (AE2010). This event will happen from 5th-8th October in Porto, Portugal and you will have the chance to meet us, the European Aquaculture Society Student Group, there.

We have organized topic related field trips, which includes a field trip to a semi-intensive farm (Seabass and Seabream) in Ilhavo (Aveiro). We are also planning to visit a shellfish farmer in the area. During the conference we have prepared an interesting workshop for you; there will be student life relevant presentations and demonstrations, including representation from aqua-tnet, the biggest thematic network in our area which has very interesting activities for students. A little get-together with drinks and food is being organized too.

Don’t worry about getting lost in Porto, you will know some people (us) by then! We hope to see you in Porto coming October. Feel free to visit our homepage for further information (www.eassg.org).

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Research & Education 

Seafare - Sustainable & environmentally friendly aquaculture for the Atlantic region of Europe

The European Union Atlantic Area Transnational Programme SEAFARE project has commenced. A productive kick-off meeting took place in Faro, Portugal in May, with the participation of all its committed partners. SEAFARE is designed to provide SMEs and public authorities with tools for sustainable and environmentally friendly aquaculture. It will strengthen links between researchers and industry, and influence policy development at regional and national levels. It will deliver innovative solutions for coastal zone management and the sustainable management of economic activity. To download the full article please click here

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MarineTT: Launch of the update and validation of the EC FP6 and FP7 collection of marine-related projects

With the support of the European Commission, MarineTT has launched an on-line questionnaire for the project coordinators of marine-related FP6 and FP7 projects aiming to not only identify the "Knowledge Outputs" with potential for impact if transferred, but also to validate the projects details information collected from the on-line CORDIS database.
Upon conclusion of the on-line questionnaire the MarineTT project will: (i) launch a validated on-line infobase on the EC FP6 and FP7 marine-related projects; (ii) will assess the transferability potential of the identified "Knowledge Outputs" and, (iii) will design and carry out targeted knowledge transfer activities for the highest potential impact identified "Knowledge Outputs". To access the MarineTT on-line questionnaire please click here

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Newsletter from the thematic network project "Quality Assurance in Lifelong Learning"

The QALLL team facilitates networking and mainstreaming of results and outcomes of projects that deal with quality assurance. The first newsletter from the thematic network project "Quality Assurance in Lifelong Learning" is now available at http://www.qalll.net/fileadmin/qalll/Newsletter/qalll_newsletter1_2010.pdf

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2. AquaTT Training News  

AquaTT's Training News is a free monthly electronic newsletter. With the latest news from the European education community, opportunities for collaboration, announcements and a student corner, Training News is an important dissemination channel for education and training opportunities for the aquaculture and fisheries sectors.

Highlights of the August 2010 issue:

CLICK HERE for the latest AquaTT Training News (August 2010)

CLICK HERE for the latest AquaTT Calendar (August 2010) with a comprehensive overview of all Events in the Maritime Sector 

Please email news@aquatt.ie to submit your news which will reach over 5,600 subscribers interested in aquaculture and related sectors of education.

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3. PiscesTT Jobs

PiscesTT Jobs is a free online recruitment service used by over 300 companies globally. The innovative system, updated daily, lists jobs, PhD vacancies and student placements in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Science worldwide. Subscribe at http://www.piscesttjobs.com/feeds/ for live RSS updates of new job postings. This service facilitates human resource development in the industry.

At the moment 6 interesting jobs are listed: 

If you are interested in posting a job vacancy or registering for the service, please go to the PiscesTT Jobs website or contact Marieke Reuver at marieke@aquatt.ie

4. Other 

This update is published by the Aqua-tnet Secretariat. For further information, e-mail: aquatnet@aquatt.ie

If you would like to post a notice, news item or event details on the next issue of the Aqua-tnet Newsletter or on the Aquat-net website, please send details to Marieke Reuver at

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