Council conclusions on the role of education and training in the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy Education and training have a fundamental role to play in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, notably by equipping citizens with the skills and competences which the European economy and European society need in order to remain competitive and innovative, but also by helping to promote social cohesion and inclusion. For more information visit http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news/17747.aspx
BACK to topResearch on the benefits of education has a long history in the economics of education, but the same cannot be said about research on the specific benefits of vocational education and training (VET). Yet policy decisions need to be based on sound evidence if they are to succeed at their goals. Cedefop’s review gathers evidence on the economic and social benefits of vocational education and training from across Europe. To access the publication visit http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/articles/17917.aspx
The benefits of vocational education and training
Call for applications: MG4U Summer course "Marine Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics" - 15-29 May 2011MG4U (Marine Genomics 4 Users) is providing a Summer course "Marine Evolutionary & Ecological Genomics" on 15-29 May 2011, at Station Biologique de Roscoff, France. The course aims to introduce genetic and genomic approaches for the analysis of biological diversity, evolution and adaptation at the species and population level in the ocean. The target group is PhD students (at least in their second year) and post docs with a solid knowledge in phylogenetics and/or population genetics. Students with an applied background (e.g. aquaculture, blue biotech, fisheries, nutrigenomics) are encouraged to apply. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials and computer based exercises in various subjects.
The course fee is paid by the MG4U Network and includes a welcome reception, excursion (incl. lunch) and farewell dinner. On site accommodation at the SBR guesthouse is included. All participants pay their own travel and board (self catering is possible). For more information please click here for the announcement. To apply please fill in the application form and send to Jonas Collén (firstname.lastname@example.org) together with a 2-page CV. 16 participants will be selected and will be notified at the end of April if their application is successful.
Call for abstracts: ISEKI_Food 2011 - Bridging Training and Research for Industry and the Wider CommunityThe conference (31st August – 2nd September 2011, Milan, Italy) will bring together food scientists from research and industry, technologists, students, food consumers and the wider community, to discuss and collaborate on specific topics relevant to Food Science and Technology, Industry and Education.
For more information please visit http://www.isekiconferences.com/milan2011/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=38
New EU-funded aquaculture infrastructure project launched - AQUAEXCEL
Coordinating access to top class research infrastructures is the aim of a new platform about to be carried out by a pan-European team of aquaculture research facilities. The project, titled AQUAEXCEL (Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in European Fish Research), has received EUR 9.2 million of EU funding under the ‘Research Infrastructures' area of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Capacities programme.
By fostering links between academia and the industry itself, the researchers hope to improve market-driven research priorities, evidence-based products and services, and efficient knowledge transfer. To read the full press release please click here.
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Within AquaInnova, the coordinators of current (FP7) and past (FP6) research projects have been asked to provide details of research outcomes, give their opinion on potential impact of the outcomes if transferred to end users and finally identify where more RTD is required in the subject area. To view the technical leaflets visit the website http://www.eatip.eu/default.asp?SHORTCUT=410
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The duration of the project is 2 years. The consortium includes FGM (Greece) as coordinator, AQUARK (Greece) as project management, APROMAR - Asociacion Empresarial de Productores de Cultivos Marinos (Spain), MUGLA KULTUR BALIKCILARI (Mugla fish farmers association, Turkey) and AQUATT (Ireland).
The INTRANEMMA project will identify priority vocational skill needs in the Mediterranean Mariculture industry and in response will develop and pilot innovative sector led programmes specifically for the Mediterranean region, aimed towards improving vocational skills and ensuring sustainability in sea bass and sea bream aquaculture. An online survey of the identified areas where innovation could bring significant improvement in the Mediteranean mariculture industry will be launched soon aimed at Greek, Spanish and Turkish industry stakeholders. To read the full press release please click here.
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In contrast the majority of stakeholders identified Project Management as the top generic skill for a researcher to effectively move from academia to the private sector and as the top generic skill for an experienced researcher to have to achieve a senior position in their organisation. Download the analysis (WP2: Report on analysis of surveying, including recommendations for industry training and policy related to generic skills) from the project website or for a summary of the analysis (8 pages) click here.
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Under MG4U, the team will publish online maps, rollout training programmes, and poll industry representatives. The effort will sustain the excellent work of the Marine Genomics Europe Network of Excellence, and knowledge transfer techniques used will build on those piloted in related FP7 projects, such as MarineTT and AquaInnova. To read the full press release please click here.
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Aren’t we vaguely aware that there might be some aquaculture going on outside of Europe. Scientific publications from the American countries, shrimp from south-east Asia, unbelievable high production numbers from China, and also Sarnissa;
And Sarnissa is all about Africa!!!
Would you like to know how Clarias catfish are being cultured in Nigeria? Who is researching tilapia feeds and nutrition in South Africa? Or how private fish hatcheries are developing in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire? Are you looking for expertise or work experience in a warm country? Personally, I was amazed by the amount of openess, feedback and help, that I saw within the Sarnissa community and following the discussion forum.
Check out the (admittedly crammed) homepage (http://www.sarnissa.org/tiki-index.php), sign up for free or give the guys a shout if you are looking for experience, a semster abroad, or just a question about actually everything!
Stefan, Benedikt, Anna, Caroline, Manuel & Guerrino (EAS-Student Group)
Please check the Aqua-tnet calendar for a complete overview of upcoming events, conferences and workshops
BibMail is a biweekly updated overview of the content tables of the major aquaculture-relevant scientific journals.
CLICK HERE for the latest Bibmail (March 2011)
To go to the BibMail archive on the Aqua-tnet site please CLICK HERE
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Information of Interest is a biweekly updated overview of interesting publications, reports, and manuals relating to aquaculture in a broad sense, with links to the respective files or information points.
CLICK HERE for the latest Information of Interest (March 2011)
To go to the Information of Interest website link on the Aqua-tnet site please CLICK HERE
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