1. Call for proposals on Support for European cooperation in Education and Training (ECET) EACEA/10/2010This year a special emphasis is on the potential of lifelong learning to support social inclusion. The call is open to the countries participating in the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme (EU-27, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey). Beneficiaries can be national or regional ministries in charge of education and training, other public bodies and stakeholders' organisations active in the field of lifelong learning (pre-primary, schools, VET, higher education and adult learning) and European stakeholder organisations. Activities must start between 1 January 2011 and 31 March 2011.
For more information please visit http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/funding/2010/call_ecet_2010_en.php
EQF project VALLA presents interesting results on Validation of Lifelong Learning in Aquaculture at final conference in BrusselsThe EC-funded VALLA project - Validation of All Lifelong Learning in Aquaculture (www.vallaproject.com) has taken some important steps towards acknowledging the value of learning and experience acquired through working in the aquaculture sector. At the VALLA final conference, held in Brussels on 30th March 2010, participants from all over Europe met to find out about the project and to use and benefit from its results.
VALLA developed a dedicated software tool based on existing European Best Practice in defining programmes and courses. The tool is able to create courses in terms of competences and learning outcomes, from any sort of non-formal training. As it is hoped that by using the tool, units drafted in this way could be of sufficient quality to be submitted to competent bodies for validation and credit valuation, accreditation bodies from several European countries had been asked for their feedback on the VALLA methodology. Comments from participants pointed out that the VALLA methodology uses the same approach as the accreditation bodies, so it could be a very useful and valuable tool, not only for the aquaculture sector, but for any sector, as the methodology and tool are generic.
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VALLA occupational map for the aquaculture sector: allowing employers and training providers to develop courses meeting specific needsThe VALLA Occupational Map defines the whole range of occupations and job roles within the European Aquaculture sector. It contains information on numbers employed, key drivers in the sector, industry trends, analysis of current and future skills needs, progression routes and national occupational standards. Results of the project will be further analysed and developed by the EATIP Thematic Area "Knowledge Management" (http://www.eatip.eu/content/view/138/294/). From an industry perspective the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) we will be promoting the occupational and functional map to members and suggesting that students and academics consider these valuable results. (Picture: David Bassett (FEAP) presenting at the VALLA final conference)
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AquaTT has been awarded four contracts exceeding a total of 1.1 M, having responded to the 2009 Call for Proposals, making a contribution to the national target of winning c600m in EU R&D funding by 2013. More information can be found on the AquaTT website http://www.aquatt.ie.
AquaTT has optimised this valuable opportunity to participate in high-calibre research collaborations with European counterparts, offering professional services in the area of knowledge management with an emphasis on moving new discoveries from the research stage to key stakeholder groups and the marketplace.
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More details about this initiative are available at ftp://ftp.fao.org/FI/DOCUMENT/aquaculture/COPBMP/call.pdf
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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 March 2010 issue:
- Workshop: Vaccination of Early Life Cycle Stages of Fish, 7-8 April 2010, Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Workshop: AquaEd 2010, 21-23 May 2010, Launceston, Tasmania (Australia)
- Workshop: Optimising Value Chains in Fisheries, 1-2 June 2010, University of Helsinki (Finland)
- Workshop: FitFish - Workshop on the Swimming Physiology of Fish, 2-3 July 2010, Barcelona (Spain)
- Workshop: Digital Imaging in Fisheries Biology (DigiFish), 20-23 September 2010, Pisek (Czech Republic)
- Workshop: New approaches for assessing the impacts of non-native freshwater fishes in the Mediterranean region, 26-29 October 2010, Mugla (Turkey)
- Short course: Marine Taxonomy and Habitat Survey, 4-7 May 2010, Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
- Short course: Freshwater Fish Ecology, 4-7 May 2010, Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
- Short course: Marine Spatial Planning Course, 10-13 May 2010, Oba, (Scotland)
- Short course: 15th Shrimp School, UF campus, 11-13 May 2010, Florida (USA)
- Short course: Marine Planning, 17-21 May 2010, Plymouth, (UK)
- Short course: Introduction to Bayesian inference in fishery science, 7-11 June 2010, ICES Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Short course: Aquatic Invasive Species, 6-9 September 2010, Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
- Course: Leadership for Fisheries Management Course, 17 May - 4 June 2010, Rhode Island (USA)
- Course: Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change Course, 7-25 June 2010, University of Rhode Island (USA)
- Course: Molecular biology in the field of aquaculture, 26 July - 4 August 2010, Szent Istvan University, (Hungary)
- Course: Introduction to Marine Data for Young Scientists, 6-10 September 2010, Oostende (Belgium)
- Course: Basic Marine Data Management, 13-24 September 2010, Oostende (Belgium)
- Course: Bivalve Shellfish Safety Management, 27 September - 1 October 2010, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
- Course: Writing for professional publications (Marine Information Management), 22-26 October 2010, Oostende (Belgium)
- Advanced course: New perspectives on marketing chains in small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, 26-30 April 2010, Zaragoza (Spain)
- Advanced course: Technological Advances in Fishing Gear for Sustainable Management, 14-18 June, Zaragoza (Spain)
- Training: Hatchery Technologies for Nile Tilapia and African Catfish Training Program, 17-26 May 2010, Sharkia (Egypt)
- Training: Stock assessment (Introduction), 14-18 June 2010, Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Training: Aquaculture Technologies and Practices, 21-30 June, 2010, Sharkia (Egypt)
- Training course: Opening the box: Stock assessment and fisheries advice for stakeholders, NGOs and policy-makers, 5-7 October 2010, ICES Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Training course: Marine Algae Culture: Techniques, Uses and Development Perspectives, 22-26 November 2010, Zaragoza (Spain)
- Training courses: New online and in-house training courses, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (UK)
- Certificate program: Leadership for marine sustainability, (Online)
- MSc program in Fishery and Aquaculture Management and Economics, August 2010, Nha Trang University (Vietnam)
- MSc: Degree Marine Biology, October 2010, University College Cork (Ireland)
- MSc: Master in Marine Aquaculture, 18 October 2010 - 31 May 2011, Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
- Phd course: The Economics of Marine Resources: Ecological-Economic Modeling of the Marine Environment: Models and Management, 19-23 April 2010, Esbjerg (Denmark)
- PhD course: Stated Preference/Choice Research, 17-21 May, 2010 University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg (Denmark)
- PhD courses: The Graduate Research School in Genomic Ecology, GENECO, 25 August 2010, Lund (Sweden)
- PhD course: Strategic behaviour in fisheries: application of coalition games, 6-10 September 2010, Helsinki (Finland)
- PhD and Post Doc opportunities in Europe with Marie Curie Actions
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At the moment 14 interesting jobs are listed:
- M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship (USA)
- Marine Biology Teacher For Teen Summer Programs (Caribbean, Belize, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Fiji, Vancouver)
- Interns (Thailand)
- Chinook Salmon Farm Manager (New Zealand)
- Project Manager (Bangkok, Asia, Switzerland)
- Fisheries Ecologist (United Kingdom)
- Research Fellow (United Kingdom)
- Post Doctoral Research Associate (United Kingdom)
- Postdoctoral Research Position (United Kingdom)
- Fully Funded Environmental Sciences PhD Studentship (United Kingdom)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Germany)
- Fish Farm Manager (Thailand)
- Quality Manager (Thailand)
- Fish Health manager/Veterinary (Thailand)
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