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

 

 

 

13th Call for Access

The 13th TNA call for access with AQUAEXCEL2020 is now OPEN, with an application deadline of 8th March 2019.  This gives European researchers and research teams the opportunity to apply for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the 39 participating aquaculture research facilities.

 

Download (PDF, 2.34MB)

 

More information can also be found on the project website : http://www.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.

 

There are also a number of “success stories” from previous TNA users –  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.

The EURASTiP Exchange Programme third (and final!) call is now open

 

Receive up to 3000 Euro to connect with aquaculture experts in Europe and South-East Asia

 

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: 27 January 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

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/

Unique chance to meet Vietnamese shrimp producers at EURASTIP brokerage event in Brussels

EURASTiP is calling upon all stakeholders interested in Vietnamese shrimp production to attend a unique brokerage event connecting you directly with Vietnamese shrimp stakeholders, including enterprises, as well as policy makers focused on trade promotion:

  • Are you an EU shrimp import and trade enterprise/association and interested in getting to know more about the practical status of Vietnam shrimp production, including enhanced traceability of shrimp products?
  • Are you an NGO stakeholder interested in sustainable shrimp development in Vietnam?
  • Are you involved in a development project between EU and Vietnam aquaculture stakeholders and eager to improve linkages to support global sustainable aquaculture development?
  • Are you a stakeholder who is interested in promoting trade relations between Vietnam and EU to ensure the effectiveness of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)?

If so, then attend the EU-Vietnam dialogue for sustainable development of shrimp production and trade taking place in Brussels this November. This networking & brokerage event focuses on identifying and developing business opportunities between European and south-east Asian shrimp companies.

 

When: 28 November (full day) 2018
Where: NH Brussels Bloom, Brussels

 

For more details please see here.

Please register asap at http://www.eurastip.eu/brokerage

AQUAEXCEL2020 12th TNA Call for access is now open !

The twelfth TNA call for access with AQUAEXCEL2020 is now open. This gives European researchers and research teams the opportunity to apply for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the 39 participating aquaculture research facilities.   The closing date for this call is the 16th of November 2018.

 

For further information, visit AQUAEXCEL2020  or check to leaflet below:

Inclusiveness for Sustainable Seafood Security

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Special Session at the IFS on Tuesday 20 November 2018

Venue: Hansa JB Hotel, Hatyai, Thailand

Invitation to private sector, NGO’s and government to challenge our findings.

     

10:30 -12:30: Challenges of Pond Aquaculture and Benefits of Bioflocs Related Innovations. Session with 8 speakers, among whom Prof. Verdegem and Emeritus Prof. Sorgeloos.

13:30 – 15:00: Approaches to Design and Adoption of Innovations in Aquaculture. Session with 6 speakers among others from Wageningen University and WorldFish.

15:30 – 17:00: How can Innovations in Aquaculture Contribute to Inclusive & Sustainable Business?

A workshop introduced by Prof. Simon Bush, followed break-out discussions in a World-Café approach and a plenary to discuss three themes:

  • Feasibility of the bioflocs principle in (Improved) Extensive Aquaculture ;
  • Overcoming Constraints to Innovations by Smallholders ;
  • Inclusive Business and Sustainable Trade.

If you will or would like to join this Special Session, please inform: roel.bosma@wur.nl

If you intend to join the International Fisheries Symposium (19 to 21 November), including the workshop: please register through the IFS website.

Session organised by NWO-GCP projects of Wageningen University & Research, Prince of Songklia University, Can Tho Univers

AQUAEXCEL2020 latest newsletter

The fifth edition of the AQUAEXCEL2020 project newsletter has now been published and is available to download from the AQUAEXCEL2020 website (or see below).

 

As well as recent news and highlights from the project, you will find a full list of future aquaculture training courses and Transnational Access calls, a tasty fish recipe and fishy brain teaser!

The newsletter is one of nine which will be published throughout the duration of AQUAEXCEL2020, an H2020-funded research infrastructure project that aims to support the sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector in Europe.

 

EU-VIETNAM DIALOGUE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SHRIMP PRODUCTION AND TRADE

On November 28-29 the EURASTiP project organises its first Brokerage event in Brussels on EU – Vietnam Shrimp Trade.  This networking event aims to identify and develop business opportunities between European and south-east Asian shrimp companies.  EATiP invites European aquaculture companies and other stakeholders to join!

For more information and registration,  click  here.