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AQUA-TNET NEWSLETTER

October 2010


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.

Contents

1. AQUA-TNET News

    Agenda

    Research & Education

    Other

       Highlights from Training News

    2. AquaTT Training News Announcements

    3. Pisces TT Jobs


    1. AQUA-TNET News

    Aqua-tnet Steering Committee meeting 2010

    The Aqua-tnet Steering Committee meeting will be held on Friday December 10th in Dublin. The meeting will start at 9.00hrs and will finish at 17.00hrs. A dinner will be organised on Thursday evening (9th December) at 20.00hrs, for the people arriving in time. Please find attached a registration form. Further details and an agenda will follow soon. For more information please contact marieke@aquatt.ie

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    Research & Education 

    Lifelong Learning Programme - 2011 call for proposals published

    Both citizens and organisations in the field of school and higher education, vocational training and adult learning can now apply again for the numerous activities supported by the programme, which includes the Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig sub-programmes, Transversal Programme with its activites for policy cooperation, languages, ICT and dissemination, as well as the Jean Monnet Programme.
    All information needed to apply for participation in the Lifelong Learning Programme, in particular the priorities of the Call for Proposals 2011 and the Guide to the programme, are available online at: http://ec.europa.eu/education/llp/doc848_en.htm

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    A changing landscape of Adult Education in Europe

    The traditional providers of adult education and learning in Europe are stepping back - the contemporary European scene is overwhelmed by a new type of providers, evading the scientific examination and making us think about providers in a completely new way, using new criteria and descriptors. They include, for example, networks, projects and the Internet. To read the full article on line please click here

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    Call for proposals for reform of higher education through international university cooperation (Tempus Programme)

    The fourth phase of the Tempus Programme covers the period from 2007 to 2013. Tempus seeks to contribute towards facilitating cooperation in the field of higher education among Member States of the European Union and partner countries. In particular, it helps promote voluntary convergence with EU developments in the field of higher education, deriving from the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ET 2020) and the Bologna process. For more information please click here 

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    Marie Curie Calls now open

    Various Marie Curie calls are now open; Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National, and International Programmes 2011, Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG) 2011, Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme 2011. For more information please visit http://www.fp7ireland.com/Calls.aspx

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    Other 

    Comenius and Grundtvig Training Database

    This Training Database contains information about in-service training courses, seminars and conferences offered in Europe for teachers, teacher trainers and non-teaching staff involved in school education (from pre-primary up to upper secondary) or adult education.

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    October 2010 edition of the European Aquaculture Society Student Group (EAS-SG) Newsletter

    To download the latest EAS-SG newsletter please click here (PDF)

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    Lindsay Laird Award for innovation in aquaculture 2010

    The Lindsay Laird Student Award 2010 has been won by Ms Dalila Serpa, from IPIMAR (Portugal) for her poster Optimisation of stocking density and feed formulation in semi-intensive production systems: how it can minimise the environmental impacts of earth pond aquaculture. The project was carried out within the scope of the SEACASE project. The award, set up by AquaTT in memory of an outstanding individual whose achievements are an inspiration to us all, was presented by Dr Selina Stead, President of the European Aquaculture Society from 2008 - 2010, at the EAS International Conference in Porto, Portugal on October 8th. The award entitles the winner to select a laptop (to the value of 500 Euros) of her choice, as well as choosing an appropriate publication to the value of 200 euro from publisher Springer.

    In 2008, AquaTT set up the Lindsay Laird Student Award for innovation in aquaculture to be awarded for the most innovative poster (in English) submitted by a student concerning research in several areas, especially environmental impact in aquaculture, new candidate species, hatcheries/early life history, stock production, fish diseases, new technologies and genetics/genomics.

    Lindsay Laird was a remarkable woman, moving easily between the rival spheres of teaching, research and industry, and excelling in all three. A high achiever, relishing being the first with the latest, she nevertheless hugely enjoyed her contacts with people at all levels in all three areas. She was generous with her ideas, triggering numerous research projects as colleagues approached her always open office door. She virtually ran an unofficial one-woman employment agency handling enquiries from fish farms looking for personnel or advising students or ex-students.

    In the words of Professor Priede, Lindsay's husband: "Lindsay Laird will not be forgotten by the many whose lives she touched".

    For more information please contact AquaTT at aquatt@aquatt.ie


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    Courtney Hough receives highest EAS Award

    At the opening session of the Aquaculture Europe 2010 event, organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) in Porto, Portugal, Mr. Courtney Hough, General Secretary of the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP), was presented with an Honorary Life Membership of EAS. Honorary Life Membership is the highest EAS award and is given to those persons that have had a marked impact on the development of European aquaculture. To read the full article online please visit http://www.easonline.org/component/content/article/176

    Photo (from EAS website): Courtney Hough with EAS Presidents Selina Stead (2008-2010) and Yves Harache (2010-2012)


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    2. AquaTT Training News Announcements 

    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 October 2010 issue:

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

    CLICK HERE for the latest AquaTT Calendar (October 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 2 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


    About AQUA-TNET

    This update is published by the Aqua-tnet Secretariat. Please forward this mail to any colleagues that may be interested. For further information e-mail aquatnet@aquatt.ie All old Aqua-tnet Newsletters and other Aqua-tnet information is archived on the Aqua-tnet website (www.aquatnet.com).

    Aqua-tnet welcomes any feedback regarding content, presentation and user-friendliness of the newsletter. 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 marieke@aquatt.ie  or aquatnet@aquatt.ie

    DISCLAIMER: AQUA-TNET provides this newsletter as a free service to its partners. Most of the information is provided by AQUA-TNET. Where it is not, the source of the news is provided in the text of the news brief or else AQUA-TNET attributes the news to the coordinating body as the "Data Source Provider". In no way does this newsletter intend to wrongly or inappropriately claim projects, news, etc. as its own nor is it responsible for incorrect information provided from other sources. The AQUA-TNET Newsletter is a dissemination tool and forum for both AQUA-TNET and its partners.

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