- Education, Extension and Technology Transfer session at AQUA 2012, Prague, Czech Republic
- European Aquaculture Society Student Group
- WP6 subgroup meeting at Aqua2012
- Lindsay Laird Award 2012
- 2012 Novus WAS Internship Challenge
- Lecture Capture Workshop, 13th November 2012, Brussels
- Call for Nominations - Marie Curie Prize
- Call for papers - Aquaculture Conference: To the Next 40 Years of Sustainable Global Aquaculture
- AQUAEXCEL - invitation to join the newly developed online Aquaculture Research Infrastructure Directory
- AQUAEXCEL - 3rd Call for Transnational Access
- 2Fish meeting in Norway a success
- Industry training courses targeting innovation gaps in Mediterranean Mariculture
- AquaTT at Aqua 2012, 1-5 September 2012, Prague, Czech Republic
- EATIP Vision online & Presentation Event on 30th October
- Green Paper consultation "Marine Knowledge 2020; from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting"
John Bostock opened the session with an excellent brain-picking presentation asking whether the Aquaculture knowledge economy is in a state of boom or bust. The question was examined from the perspective of knowledge as a commodity and knowledge as a tool, taking into account current trends and indicative data. A specific presentation on the Aqua-tnet project was given by Marieke Reuver from AquaTT. Cliona Ni Cheallachain (also from AquaTT) reported on the MarineTT project.
To search for PhD, MSc and mobility opportunities and courses and to access information on your colleagues in Aqua-tnet3, please visit the Aqua-tnet3 interactive web portal available at http://aquatnet.djangofoo.com/. If you have any further additions or would like to make changes to your institution's information please contact Marieke Reuver at email@example.com
The Lindsay Laird Student Award for Innovation is an annual student award established by AquaTT and AMC Ltd., in honour of Lindsay Laird.
Photo: Jiri Kristan with his poster, holding the books donated by Wiley-Blackwell.
International, Inc. is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the 2012
Novus World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Internship program. Aquaculture
has a bright future, as it represents the fastest growing animal
production industry. Novus recognises the need for the industry to
attract and educate talented individuals to become future aqua-research
scientists and nutritionists. This internship program represents an
investment by Novus into the future of the aquaculture industry. All
eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Proposals have to be
submitted by the 15th of November 2012. For more information click here (PDF).
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The Marie Curie Actions invite their current and former fellows to participate in this year's Marie Curie Prize contest. The competition will be held in three distinct categories:
- Communicating Science
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Promising Research Talent
The application process will be based on nomination by a peer (colleague, professor, employer, host institution representative) who has the capacity to judge the fellow. For more information visit http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/news-events/news/2012/marie_curie_actions_prize_2012_en.htm.
This conference, taking place from the 3rd - 7th of November 2013 in Palacio de Congresos de Canarias, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, will not only celebrate the last 40 years of outstanding science accomplishments in aquaculture it will identify the top science challenges for the next generation of global aquaculture. For more information visit http://www.aquaculture-conference.com/. Abstract submission deadline: Friday 24th May 2013.
AQUAEXCEL - invitation to join the newly developed online Aquaculture Research Infrastructure Directory AQUAEXCEL (Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in European Fish Research) is an EU FP7 project which aims to integrate key aquaculture research infrastructures across Europe in order to promote their coordinated use and development. Through collaboration among 17 partners and 23 facilities, AQUAEXCEL offers top class research infrastructures for both basic and applied research, giving aquaculture research groups the opportunity to utilise AQUAEXCEL's facilities.
In addition, it aims to provide an integrated online infobase listing all aquaculture research infrastructures in Europe and Associated countries, including non-AQUAEXCEL partners. The infobase will be a viable European aquaculture research infrastructure directory in the long term, and a powerful tool to identify European facilities, genetic and human resources and to promote mutual collaboration.
We invite you to submit information on your aquaculture research infrastructure to the AQUAEXCEL database. By doing so, you will:
- promote your institution and its facilities worldwide
- allow colleagues worldwide to identify your institution, its properties and its researchers
- provide opportunities for international cooperation
- create networking possibilities
- Click on "Register to map"
- Complete your details and submit
- You will be sent a confirmation e-mail with your login details
- Complete the fields
- Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org who will check and publish the information
These facilities are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Union 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Infrastructures). Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or two people to the chosen Research Infrastructure for periods of up to three months. The research work and associated travel and subsistence expenses will be paid under the project. The third Call for Access is still open, deadline is 14 September 2012. For more information visit http://www.aquaexcel.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=42:call-for-access.
Partners from the EU funded 2FISH project met in North Cape Maritime College and Upper secondary school (NCMC), Honningsvag, Norway for their third partner meeting from 27th - 29th September 2012. 2FISH aims to develop innovative training modules for service professionals connected to the fisheries sector. Each module will be developed and tested by the 2FISH vocational education and training providers in close collaboration with enterprises.
During the meeting, training module topics were decided upon. Over the coming weeks partners will start to develop the training structure using the VALLA Tool, which enables course developers to define courses in terms of learning outcomes and competences, in accordance with European Best Practice. To keep up-to-date with project activities visit the project website at http://www.2fishproject.eu, join the LinkedIn group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/2Fish-4223600?homeNewMember=&gid=4223600&trk=&ut=1iUbp8-xnskRg1 or Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/261399957270371.
Photo: 2FISH consortium at North Cape, Norway
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INTRANEMMA (Innovation Transfer Network for Mediterranean Mariculture) is a two year project funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme through The State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), Greece. This pioneering project is led by producers associations in Greece, Spain and Turkey. The intention is to identify shared knowledge gaps and to develop applied targeted training courses that address the training needs of the Mediterranean Mariculture industry.
The INTRANEMMA series of training courses has been developed based on an extensive needs analysis of the Mediterranean sea bass and sea bream mariculture sector. By specifically targeting sector bottlenecks, it is hoped that the courses will upskill workers, transfer latest knowledge and be a forum for sharing experiences.
The partnership consists of relevant Mediterranean actors, Federation of Greek Maricultures (FGM - Coordinator) (Greece), APROMAR (Spain), Mugla Fish Farmers Association (Turkey), AQUARK (Greece) and AquaTT (Ireland) ensuring that the outputs meet the needs of the industry.
Download upcoming course factsheets (PDF):
- Innovative solutions in Feeding Management for sea bass and sea bream - Bodrum, Turkey, 12th September 2012
- Innovative Vaccination strategies for sea bass and sea bream - Bodrum, Turkey, 12th September 2012
- Innovative solutions in Feeding Management for sea bass and sea bream - Valencia, Spain, 20th September 2012
- Innovative Vaccination strategies for sea bass and sea bream - Valencia, Spain, 20th September 2012
For a full listing of all courses and online registration visit the project website http://www.intranemma.eu
For further information on the course outlines, experts involved and details on registration (to be announced shortly) visit the project website http://www.intranemma.eu or contact Panos Christofilogiannis (Coordinator at email@example.com) or Olivia Daly (Project Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org).
The AQUATT stand at the AQUA 2012 Conference in Prague worked solidly over the three days of the Trade Show, promoting amongst others the new Aqua-tnet promotional leaflet as well as the updated Education Gate Leaflet. John Bostock and Marieke Reuver gave excellent talks highlighting the work of the network in the session devoted to Education, which was also chaired by John Bostock, Aqua-tnet Coordinator. Cliona Ni Cheallachain also from AquaTT reported on the MarineTT project.
Photo: Emma Bello Gomez (AquaTT)
The EATIP Vision document is now available online at http://www.aquamedia.info/PDFFLIP/EATIPVision/index.html#/16/. The official presentation event of the vision will be made in Brussels on the 30th of October 2012, in the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. The document expresses the vision of the European Technology Platform and explores how the challenges facing its achievement can be addressed by using technology and innovation. Its preparation has been facilitated by the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform EATiP and much of the work described has been achieved within the European FP7 Support Action 'Aquainnova'.
The European Commission last week adopted a Green Paper on "Marine Knowledge 2020; from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting". The aim is to improve competiveness in the blue economy, facilitate innovation and reduce uncertainty in knowledge of the behaviour of the sea.
It sets ambitious targets including a flagship project to prepare a seamless multi-resolution digital seabed map of European waters by 2020. The Green Paper opens a consultation that will help frame our discussions on its future direction; including its governance and the role of the private sector. They are asking you to look carefully at the Green Paper and not only to respond yourselves but also to urge other stakeholders - both public and private - to do likewise.
The Green Paper and consultation can be found here in all EU languages:
and the consultation here
|5. Aqua-tnet Calendar|
Please check the Aqua-tnet calendar for a live update of upcoming events, courses and workshops
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