AQUAEXCEL 2020: REGISTRATIONS now open for free “Fish Nutrition and Feeding” Training Course

Apply Now for the Free AQUAEXCEL2020 Training Course: “Fish Nutrition and Feeding”

 

Applications are now being accepted for the AQUAEXCEL2020 training course entitled “Fish Nutrition and Feeding”. This is a free face-to-face training course provided by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) UMR1419 NUMEA (Nutrition, Métabolisme, Aquaculture), France with the assistance and expertise of Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (Spain), Wageningen University (WU) (the Netherlands) and University of Stirling (UoS) (United Kingdom). The course will take place at INRA Aquapôle, Saint Pée sur Nivelle, France between 18-22 November 2019.

AQUAEXCEL2020 aims to bring together, integrate, and open up highly diverse key national and regional aquaculture Research Infrastructures in Europe to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development. AQUAEXCEL2020 will organise nine pioneering technical training courses in total, focusing on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation. These courses present a valuable opportunity for researchers and technicians in this field to further their experience.

This course is designed for professionals from the fish feed industry who are interested in updating their knowledge on fish nutrition and new aquafeeds formulation. Students who are interested in specialising in fish nutrition are also welcome on this course. The course is also open to companies producing new feed ingredients (insect, micro and macroalgae, pre or probiotics) who would like to discover opportunities to enlarge their market to the fish feed production sector.

 To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie, with the subject line: AQUAEXCEL2020/TrainingCourse_Nutrition_INRA

The application deadline is 29 July 2019

For more information, check the promotional leaflet and the link to the relevant part of the AQUAEXCEL2020 website. Please note that applicants should not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation of selection as there is only a limited number of places available.  

Survey on aquaculture outreach

 

Public perception has been identified by EATiP as a major issue in reaching  a social license to grow. The EU-funded AORA project has performed a study in the US and Canada, but are still missing the feedback from European stakeholders to be able to provide an adequate analysis of the situation here.

In addition to the draft results presented and discussed at the EATiP AGM in Brussels, we kindly ask the aquaculture stakeholders to please answer the survey on aquaculture outreach at http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/seafoodfuture/survey by July 15 at the latest. It should not take more than 10-15 minutes.

An analysis of the results will be made available to through EATiP.  Please spread the invitation to your colleagues and collaborators.

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

AQUAEXCEL2020: Registrations Now Open for Free Infection Trials Course

Apply Now for the Free AQUAEXCEL2020 Training Course: “Planning and Conducting Experimental Infection Trials in Fish”

 

Applications are now being accepted for the AQUAEXCEL2020 training course entitled “Planning and Conducting Experimental Infection Trials in Fish”. This is a free face-to-face training course provided by Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) Aqua (Denmark) in collaboration with Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (Spain), Nemzeti Agrárkutatási és Innovációs Központ (NAIK) (Hungary) and University of Stirling (UoS) (United Kingdom). The course will take place at DTU Aqua, Lyngby, Denmark between 11-15 November 2019.

AQUAEXCEL2020 aims to bring together, integrate, and open up highly diverse key national and regional aquaculture Research Infrastructures in Europe to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development. AQUAEXCEL2020 will organise nine pioneering technical training courses in total, focusing on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation. These courses present a valuable opportunity for researchers and technicians in this field to further their experience.

This course may be of interest to PhD students, researchers, fish farm health managers, and research employees such as those in the pharma industry with an interest in experimental studies of infectious diseases.

 

To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie, with the subject line: AQUAEXCEL2020/TrainingCourse_Infection_DTU

The application deadline is 22 July 2019

For more information, check the promotional leaflet and the link to the relevant part of the AQUAEXCEL2020 website. Please note that applicants should not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation of selection as there is only a limited number of places available.  

EURASTiP second Brokerage Event

The H2020 project EURASTiP is pleased to invite you to

the second EURASTiP Brokerage Event:

The Vietnam-Thailand Trade Mission that takes place from 26 August 2019 – 5 September 2019

This trade mission will take you on site visits to companies along the aquaculture value chain within the Mekong Delta (Vietnam) and Chachoengsao & Chanthaburi (Thailand), as well as a to two EURASTiP brokerage sessions: in Vietnam on August 30 in conjunction to Vietfish and in Thailand on September 2nd.

In addition, the event offers the opportunity to discuss and meet with an invited delegation of aquaculture stakeholders from Bangladesh.

 

For more details and tentative programme: see flyer below and www.eurastip.eu/brokerage

All stakeholders within the European Aquaculture Industry are welcome to join. Funding for travel and subsistence costs will be available for a selection of participants (conditions apply).

Please first register here, then apply for funding by sending an email to eurastipbrokerage@UGent.be

 

Deadline for registration: 30 June 2019

For queries contact: Mieke Eggermont (Mieke.eggermont@UGent.be)

Apply Now for the Free AQUAEXCEL2020 Training Course: “Introductory Bioinformatic Course to Sequencing Data Processing”

 

Applications are now being accepted for the AQUAEXCEL2020 training course entitled “Introductory Bioinformatic Course to Sequencing Data Processing”.  This is a free face-to-face training course provided by the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (Scotland, UK) in collaboration with INRA (France).  The course will take place at UoS, Stirling (Scotland) between 26-30 August 2019.

AQUAEXCEL2020 aims to bring together, integrate, and open up highly diverse key national and regional aquaculture Research Infrastructures in Europe to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development.  AQUAEXCEL2020 will organise nine pioneering technical training courses in total, focusing on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation. These courses present a valuable opportunity for researchers and technicians in this field to further their experience.

This course is designed primarily for students and lab researchers who want to be introduced to bioinformatics concepts and analysis.  This course is not an advanced course for bioinformatists, but rather a starter course for researchers that want to have a better understanding of their data, gain more insights or to plan experiments better and maximise the analytics output.

Required competence level: basic knowledge of molecular biological methods.

 

To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie, with the subject line: AQUAEXCEL2020/TrainingCourse_Bioinformatics_UoS

 

The application deadline is 21 June 2019

 

For more information, I have attached the promotional leaflet and the link to the relevant part of the AQUAEXCEL2020 website here. Please note that applicants should not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation of selection as there is only a limited number of places available.

14th Call for Access NOW OPEN!

Apply for fully EC-funded access to top class research infrastructures with AQUAEXCEL2020

14th Call for Access NOW OPEN!

On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project invites proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The AQUAEXCEL2020 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 installations are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Transnational Access involves a research group in one country collaborating with one or more AQUAEXCEL2020 Infrastructures that are located in a different country to the applicant, and which offer facilities and expertise not available in their own country.

 

Deadline: 7 June 2019

 

More details and to apply: see the flyer below, and https://aquaexcel2020.eu/transnational-access/call-access

Interested people with a project idea who need a little help finding the right facility can contact our orientation committee at aquaexcel-OC@inra.fr.

We also have a number of “success stories” from previous TNA users – https://aquaexcel2020.eu/transnational-access/tna-projects which can be used as inspiration. Here TNA users have described how they utilised this opportunity and how the TNA has benefited their research and careers.

Further details about the scheme and full instructions for preparing and submitting proposals are available on the website. For further queries regarding the Call for Access please contact John Bostock: j.c.bostock@stir.ac.uk

AQUAEXCEL2020 is a research infrastructure project funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). The project aims to further support the sustainable growth of the European aquaculture sector. For more details see the project website: https://aquaexcel2020.eu/

Deadline extended: Apply for the Free AQUAEXCEL2020 Training Course on “Laboratory Animal Science for Aquatic Research Facilities”

Applications are still being accepted for the AQUAEXCEL2020 training course entitled “Laboratory Animal Science for Aquatic Research Facilities”. This is a free face-to-face training course provided by the Institute of Marine Research (Bergen, Norway) in collaboration with other AQUAEXCEL2020 partners. The course will take place at IMR, Bergen (Norway) between 17-21 June 2019.

 

The application deadline has been extended to 17 April 2019 – we would appreciate if all AQUAEXCEL2020partners further distribute through your own networks, thanks in advance!

 

AQUAEXCEL2020 aims to bring together, integrate, and open up highly diverse key national and regional aquaculture Research Infrastructures in Europe to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development. AQUAEXCEL2020 will organise nine pioneering technical training courses in total, focusing on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation. These courses present a valuable opportunity for researchers and technicians in this field to further their experience.

 

This course is designed for aquaculture researchers, students and aquaculture industry stakeholders working directly with animals and will include lectures, practical exercises and field visits to experimental facilities. There will also be an industry mini-seminar entitled “From Laboratory to Industry”, taking place at the IMR Matre research station.

 

To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie, with the subject line: AQUAEXCEL2020 /TrainingCourse_ Lab_IMR 

  • Completed Registration Form – HERE
  • CV / Résumé
  • A Letter of Motivation
  • Completed GDPR Consent From – HERE

 

For more information, see the promotional leaflet and the link to the relevant part of the AQUAEXCEL2020 website here.

Please note that applicants should not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation of selection as there is only a limited number of places available.

 

AQUAEXCEL2020 Training Course on “Laboratory Animal Science for Aquatic Research Facilities”

Apply Now for the Free AQUAEXCEL2020 Training Course on “Laboratory Animal Science for Aquatic Research Facilities”

 

Applications are now being accepted for the AQUAEXCEL2020 training course entitled “Laboratory Animal Science for Aquatic Research Facilities”. This is a free face-to-face training course provided by the Institute of Marine Research (Bergen, Norway) in collaboration with other AQUAEXCEL2020 partners. The course will take place at IMR, Bergen (Norway) between 17-21 June 2019.

AQUAEXCEL2020 aims to bring together, integrate, and open up highly diverse key national and regional aquaculture Research Infrastructures in Europe to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development. AQUAEXCEL2020 will organise nine pioneering technical training courses in total, focusing on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation. These courses present a valuable opportunity for researchers and technicians in this field to further their experience.

This course is designed for aquaculture researchers, students and aquaculture industry stakeholders working directly with animals and will include lectures, practical exercises and field visits to experimental facilities. There will also be an industry mini-seminar entitled “From Laboratory to Industry”, taking place at the IMR Matre research station.

To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie, with the subject line: AQUAEXCEL2020 /TrainingCourse_ Lab_IMR

  • Completed Registration Form – HERE
  • CV / Résumé
  • A Letter of Motivation
  • Completed GDPR Consent From – HERE

The application deadline is 8 April 2019

For more information, check the leaflet below and the link to the relevant part of the AQUAEXCEL2020 website here.

Please note that applicants should not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation of selection as there is only a limited number of places available.

 

Extra call for the EURASTiP Exchange Programme

Due to the popularity and high uptake of our successful funded exchange programme, additional funding has been identified for an extra round.

 

Maximise existing and new collaborations and strategic partnerships between Europe and south-east Asia in the aquaculture sector with the EURASTiP Exchange Programme. Opportunities are available for industry, researchers and educators from both regions to connect and gain new perspectives while sharing innovative ideas to help develop long term partnerships. Bursaries of up to 3000 Euro are available per exchange (subject to eligibility criteria) to support international innovation and collaboration.

Deadline: 30 April 2019

To apply: http://www.eurastip.eu/exchanges

Contact:

Industry & Research Exchanges: Educator Exchanges:
Mieke Eggermont

Ghent University, Belgium

Mieke.eggermont@UGent.be

Marieke Reuver                    Jane Maher

AquaTT, Ireland                   AquaTT, Ireland

Marieke@aquatt.ie            Jane@aquatt.ie

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND NOTES:

  • Closing applications final call:  30 April 2019
  • Notification of selection:  end of May 2019
  • Exchange period:  June to September 2019

 

 

EURASTiP is an EU-funded H2020 project promoting multi-stakeholder contributions to international cooperation on sustainable solutions for aquaculture development in south-east Asia.  For more details, see the project website: http://eurastip.eu/

AQUAEXCEL2020 training course “Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Technology

Applications are now being accepted for the AQUAEXCEL2020 training course entitled “Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Technology”.

This is a free face-to-face training course provided by Wageningen University, which will take place at Wageningen University, the Netherlands between the 6th  and  9th of May 2019.  The course is designed for aquaculture professionals interested in the potential applications of RAS and will include traditional lectures, practical exercises and field visits to experimental facilities.  There will also be an industry mini-seminar designed (1) for the participants to network with professionals and (2) for professionals who would like to hear the latest discussions and scientific developments in the RAS sector.

The closing date for applications is the 19th of March 2019. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the website