Aqua-tnet's Work Package 6 - Stakeholder Cooperation - has a dedicated subgroup for Research (linking with research), which is coordinated by Dr. Zsigmond Jeney from the Hungarian Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation (HAKI).
The main objective of this subgroup is to increase the amount of communication channels between research institutes and learning providers in order to ensure constant transfer of latest knowledge. Europe’s knowledge triangle, key driver to Europe’s knowledge based society, builds upon the interaction between research, education and innovation.
The easiest way for researchers to interact with academic teachers, students and industry is now through our Social Media Groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. If you are a member of either of these services, please join our discussion group and share your questions and insights. Both groups are closed (only visible to members):
Facebook is our less formal forum - easily post chat, news, photos and video and comment on posts from other people. Useful links to other resources are frequently posted here and some of our project resources are also directly available from the group page.
LinkedIn is mainly used to discuss more substantive topics and for event promotions or job adverts. This is probably the best forum for connecting with industry and other academic and research professionals.
Contribute to learning materials
Resarchers involved in the aquaculture or fisheries sectors can play a very useful role in ensuring teachers and learners have access to good quality and up-to-date resources, particularly photographs and videos that illustrate new methods or techniques or provide reference material for comparative or diagnostic purposes etc. If you use the photo-sharing site Flickr, please join the Aqua-tnet group and share relevant photos or video with our community. If you have posted videos to YouTube we can include them in a relevant playlist in our Aqua-tnet Channel:
If you are a Flickr member (free) you can share photos, graphics and video with other members of our network via our Flickr Group. This gives teachers and learners permission to use the material in their teaching or student reports providing suitable acknowledgement is given.
If you have uploaded videos to YouTube that you would like to share with the Aqua-tnet community please send us a link via the "Contact Us" link in the menu bar above. As a visitor to the Aqua-tnet YouTube Channel you will find playlists of videos that you might find interesting for your own learning.
Keeping up to date
Staying in touch with the latest research findings can be a challenge for all researchers. See our Journal Links Page for direct links to the contents of many academic journals in the fields of aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management. The page include guidance on using RSS feeds so that you can always see the latest content without having to check each site individually.
Build new partnerships and access leading infrastructures
The AQUAEXCEL project provides financial support for visits of up to 3 months to leading European aquaculture research infrastructures. The scheme is open to all researchers from EU and Associated States and must involve travel to a different country. The AQUAEXCEL website also hosts an interactive map of aquaculture research organisations across Europe and outputs from supporting research projects. A small number of high level training courses are also being organised.