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AQUA-TNET NEWSLETTER

November 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

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 9.00 am and will finish at 17.00 pm. A dinner is organised on Thursday night (9th December) at 19.30 pm, for the people arriving in time. Please find attached the agenda and an information package. For more information please contact marieke@aquatt.ie

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Research & Education 

Study on the Impact of the Leonardo da Vinci programme on the quality of vocational education and training systems

The objective of this study was to identify what effects transnational mobility actions have on VET professionals on a personal level, on the institutions in which they work and on the national education systems, and to determine which factors have a supporting or inhibiting effect in that context. For more information and to read the final report please visit http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news/16841.aspx

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Third issue of the EQF newsletter published

The European Commission has published the third issue of the EQF Newsletter. You can download the electronic newsletter and find more information on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning on the webpages of DG EAC, here: http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc/eqf/news3_en.pdf

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Call for Abstracts: 8th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety, 12-17 June 2011

ICMSS is anticipated to attract more than 200 leading experts and industry representatives to discuss the latest science and molluscan shellfish safety issues related to microbiology, chemistry and marine biotoxin risks, analytical methods, harvest area management and more. Those wishing to present at ICMSS 2011 must submit an abstract no later than January 15, 2011. For more information please visit http://www.gov.pe.ca/icmss2011/index.php3?number=1033152&lang=E  

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Other 

COEXIST partners meet in Hamburg (Germany) for the 2nd project meeting

COEXIST is an EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) broad-based, multidisciplinary project which will evaluate competing activities and interactions in European coastal areas. The goal is to provide a roadmap to better integration, sustainability and synergies across the diverse activities now taking place in the European coastal zone.

The second project meeting of the COEXIST project was held in Hamburg (Germany) on the 10th and 11th November 2010. Prior to the project meeting, a workshop dedicated to the North Sea Case Study was held. The workshop served to clarify the interests of each institution and to focus the results that will be provided by this case study to the project. To download the full article (PDF) please click here. The dedicated project website www.coexistproject.eu was launched at the meeting, informing the partners and public on a continuous basis about the main results and deliverables of the project.

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Analyzing the knowledge outputs from the MarineTT survey

MarineTT is a timely EC 7th Framework Programme support action in line with the recently approved Ostend Declaration, in which the European marine and maritime science and technology community call upon the European Union and its Member and Associated States "to establish appropriate mechanisms to keep under review current marine and maritime research programmes and projects with a view to enhancing their impact by (i) exploiting the results of this research; and (ii) identifying existing and emerging gaps".

In order to gain a comprehensive overview of the knowledge generated by EU funded marine research, the MarineTT partnership has surveyed, with the support of the European Commission, 503 marine-related FP6 and FP7 projects, from which 31.6% have replied. Detailed information on the main knowledge outputs and their potential impact to the environment, education, policy makers, industry and the scientific community has been acquired. To download the full article (PDF) please click here. More information on the MarineTT project activities can be found at the website: www.marinett.eu.


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National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) map collection

Locations of aquaculture sites and their characteristics are now available online through the new National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) map collection which uses Google Maps and Google Earth technology to assist FAO member countries to inventory and monitor aquaculture. The collection is in its early stages but holds potential use in a number of ways such as monitoring the status and trends of aquaculture development and addressing site selection and zoning issues. The NASO map collection is coordinated by the Aquaculture Service of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department in close collaboration with FAOs Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics and Information Service.

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Audio recordings now available: Global Aquaculture Conference, 22-25 September 2010, Phuket (Thailand)

Audio recordings of the two keynote addresses, plenary lectures, invited guest lectures and presentations of the thematic sessions and the discussions thereof are now available for download/streaming from the following link: www.enaca.org/modules/aqua2010/presentations.php.

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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 November 2010 issue:

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

CLICK HERE for the latest AquaTT Calendar (November 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 5 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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