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Workshop Announcement "Innovative teaching tools - Creating content for learning environments", 7 September 2011, Faro, Portugal
Topics will include:
- Video production and sharing
- Producing podcasts
- Creating multi-media resources
- Creating and analysing surveys
- Image production, editing and sharing
- Tools for collaboration
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Larvanet workshop - Microbial Management in Fish & Shellfish Larviculture, 7 September 2011, Faro, Portugal
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1. Workshop: "Innovative teaching tools – creating content for learning environments”, organised by WP5/8
2. Larvanet workshop - Microbial Management in Fish & Shellfish Larviculture, in cooperation with the EATiP
Click here for the Registration Form with more information regarding the logistics as well. Please send back the Registration form to Caroline.VanGeeteruyen@UGent.be, cc firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, but latest by Friday 15th July 2011.
Further information and an agenda will follow shortly and will also be published on the Aqua-tnet website (
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A vital part of our Aqua-tnet website are the portals. This is an appeal to start uploading the PhD portal. There are 2 databases: the PhD courses and PhD thesis’s.
Within our own WP2 feedback was limited with PhD courses available only from Wageningen University (http://aquatnet.djangofoo.com/institutions/view/64/), University of Naples (http://aquatnet.djangofoo.com/institutions/view/130/), NUI Galway (http://aquatnet.djangofoo.com/institutions/view/133/) and NTNU (http://aquatnet.djangofoo.com/institutions/view/95/) and soon uploaded information from Insubria University.
We would now like to widen our search and look within our entire consortium for more PhD courses. Does your university/institute provide PhD courses? We would be more than happy to hear about it. We are especially looking for purposely designed PhD courses. In other words we are aware of the fact the PhD students often follow master courses as part of their training. Yet master courses should appear in the master course portal. In the PhD portal we are looking for specific courses that are given in a short period of time, so that through mobility, these courses could become available to European students.
Click here for the guidelines on how to upload and update information alternatively complete the information required in the excel and email to Caroline Van Geeteruyen (email@example.com). E-mail addresses are used as log in and the password is aquatnet, settings can be changed. If you experience any general website related problems please contact Marieke Reuver at firstname.lastname@example.org with your queries.
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If you are working in the aquaculture, fisheries or other aquatic resources industry or allied research organisation, please consider offering just a little of your time to help enhance the teaching in this sector by completing the form at:
http://tinyurl.com/aquatnet-linksform For more information please download the flyer (Word doc. 68KB) or visit http://www.aquatnet.com/index.php/137/experience-share/.
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It serves as a translation device to make qualifications more readable and understandable across different countries and systems in Europe, and thus promote lifelong and life-wide learning, and the mobility of European citizens whether for studying or working abroad. Visit the webportal at http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/home_en.htm.
- MRes Aquatic Ecology and Conservation, Swansea University – fully-funded ESF studentships available – closing date 8 July 2011
- MRes Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries, Swansea University – fully-funded ESF studentships available – closing date 8 July 2011
- MSc by Research in Aquatic Biology, Swansea University – £3000 bursaries available – closing date 22 July 2011
- PhD opportunities in Biological Science, Swansea University – closing date 22 July 2011
The tentative schedule for the whole conference can be found on the official EAS website. For more information and if you want to make sure that you are not missing any of the great activities and special offers, please work through the action plan at http://www.eassg.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=35&Itemid=56
There have been three worthy winners of the Lindsay Laird Award for innovation in aquaculture since the award was set up in 2008.
We are now on the look out for the 2011 entries for this prestigious award. This year could be your chance to join the hall of fame!
The Lindsay Laird Award consists of a certificate and an award of a laptop (to the value of 500 euros) of the winner's choice. Springer also sponsors this award by making a donation of aquaculture publications up to a value of 200 euros. Entries submitted by students for the best student poster at the EAS annual conference in Rhodes will be eligible for the inauguration of the award. Subject areas:
- environmental impact in aquaculture
- new species
- hatcheries/early life history
- stock production
- fish diseases
- new technologies
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The Vocational Aqualabs consortium recently held its third partner meeting on the 9th and 10th June in Dublin where representatives from the six partners discussed the recent developments in the production of courses which are focused on generic skills for aquaculture researchers.
The seven courses include Experimental Design, Entrepreneurship, Data and Statistical Management, Scientific writing, Project management, Research Funding Procurement and Networking – key for a successful career. The decision to develop these courses was based on a needs analysis carried out with researchers and other stakeholders. The courses, which will be delivered face-to-face and also have some online elements, will be piloted for free later on this year across the partner countries; Turkey, Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece and Spain. For more information on the project download the factsheet (PDF).
The EU-funded Support Action Marine Genomics 4 Users (MG4U) recently discussed the preliminary results coming out of the knowledge analysis of European and national marine genomics projects. Over the next two years, the MG4U team of scientists and knowledge management specialists, led by France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and its renowned Station Biologique de Roscoff, will collaborate to make marine genomic knowledge more accessible to a broad spectrum of end-users.
The knowledge transfer process will involve mapping-out genomic hot-spots, raising awareness about potential applications, matching knowledge to commercial challenges, and documenting success stories. Based on the innovative MarineTT methodology, MG4U is now in phase 1, to collect and understand all European and national funded projects related to marine genomics. Currently, project coordinators of marine genomics related national or FP6 and FP7 projects are being invited to support the MG4U team in identifying the “Knowledge Outputs” with potential for impact if transferred and also to validate information on the project collected from the CORDIS database. During the workshop the first results were discussed, and external policy and industry experts gave input on potential gaps in knowledge outputs and advice on best practice knowledge transfer.
For more information, please check the project website @ www.mg4u.eu or contact Marieke Reuver @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please CLICK HERE to access the showcase presentations. MarineTT is expected to make a real contribution to improved access to European marine knowledge outputs for industry, policy, science and society at large. MarineTT is coordinated by AquaTT, with EurOcean as a project partner.
“The future of freshwater aquaculture in Europe” event held in Warsaw (Poland) between 15 and 16 June, was the first of a series of thematic ‘Aquainnova’ workshops where stakeholder consensus is sought on the finalisation of the SRIA and Action Plans.
Forty four participants from 17 European countries and representing a broad spectrum of stakeholders (e.g. producers, associations, research, education, government and administration), gave their input concerning freshwater aquaculture. Prioritisation of the most important issues for the successful long term development of European freshwater aquaculture was also established. Upcoming events include the next ‘Aquainnova’ stakeholders meeting on ‘Cold Water Marine Aquaculture’ scheduled for 21-22 September in Oslo (Norway) and ‘Warm Water Marine Aquaculture’ in November 2011.
For more information on ‘Aquainnova’ and the objectives of the EATIP, go to www.eatip.eu.
The AQUAEXCEL project unites major aquaculture experimental facilities with capacity to undertake experimental trials on a selection of commercially important fish aquaculture species and system types. These facilities are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Commission Union 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Infrastructures).
The facilities available cover the entire range of production systems (recirculation, flow‐through, cage, hatchery and pond systems); environments (freshwater and marine, cold, temperate and warm water); scales (small, medium and industrial scale); fish species (salmon, trout, sea bass, sea bream, cod, common carp etc.); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health and welfare, genetics, engineering, monitoring and management technologies).
The overall objective of the AQUAEXCEL project is to promote the coordinated use and development of these top class experimental facilities and encourage problem‐based research and knowledge transfer to more effectively support the development of a sustainable European production of high quality seafood with reduced environmental impact.
Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or two people to the chosen Research Infrastructure for periods of up to 3 months. The research work and associated travel and subsistence expenses will be paid under the project.
1st Call – Deadline for applications – 16th September 2011
For more information, please check the AQUAEXCEL website: http://www.aquaexcel.eu/call_for_access
Access page for more information and application form.
The Call for Papers is addressed to language teachers and experts as well as to coordinators of language projects and initiatives. Deadline for abstracts: 8 July 2011. For further information about the 4th edition of ICT for Language Learning Conference, please contact email@example.com or visit the conference website www.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL2011.
|4. AQUA-TNET Calendar|
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 (May/June 2011)
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 (May/June 2011)
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.
CLICK HERE for the latest AquaTT Training News and Announcements (June 2011)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your news which will reach almost 6,000 international subscribers interested in aquaculture and related sectors of education.
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. This service facilitates human resource development in the industry.
At the moment 2 interesting jobs/study opportunities. If you are interested in viewing or posting a job vacancy please go to http://www.piscesttjobs.com/ or contact email@example.com Subscribe at http://www.piscesttjobs.com/feeds/ for live RSS updates of new job postings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org All old Aqua-tnet Newsletters and other Aqua-tnet information is archived on the Aqua-tnet website ().
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.