EU-EATIP DAY AT AQUACULTURE EUROPE ‘19 – “LOW IMPACT – HIGH OUTPUT”

Promoting food security and new value chains in aquaculture

The cultivation of aquatic products at lower levels in the food chain present a high potential both in providing healthy food for all and in the combat against climate change. What are the most promising technologies and pathways to capitalize their output? Can current innovations be the game-changers of tomorrow? What are the critical knowledge gaps to reach a competitive aquaculture production of low-trophic species?

Session content

Several EU-funded projects have investigated production routes, technologies and management systems for the cultivation of new food, feed or other high value compounds of aquatic origin. The search for alternative feed ingredients for use in traditional aquaculture have also subject of several international studies.

Together with the DG-RTD Healthy Oceans & Seas Unit of the European Commission, EATiP invites project investigators and industry representatives to present major achievements and views on how to stimulate growth in this part of the sector. Pitching industry considerations and results from EU funded projects will be combined with panel discussions that aim to put forward some critical recommendations for future R&I.

Join the debate and engage in the future development of low-impact / high-output aquaculture!

Read about the agenda here: 

AQUAEXCEL2020

The latest AQUAEXCEL2020 outputs will be presented and discussed at an interactive brokerage session, creating a forum for engagement and exchange between aquaculture researchers and potential industry beneficiaries of these innovative aquaculture outcomes.

Join us!

Meet up on October 9 (10:30-17:30) in the Berlin Convention Centre, Room: Exhibition 2. This is an open session (no conference badge is needed).

EATiP will be an exhibitor at the Aquaculture Europe trade show. Come and meet us at Booth #149!

Are you a EATiP member? Contact us at secretariat@eatip.eu for conference discount or free trade show pass.

EATiP AGM 2019 – sum up

EATIP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

Positioning Aquaculture Innovation and Research for Industry Development

EATiP members and collaborators gathered in Brussels on June 17 and 18 to discuss the positioning of aquaculture innovation and research for the development of the sector.  After the President, Gustavo Larrazábal, opened the event, an update of platform actions and achievements was given by Alexandra Neyts.  The European Commission (DG RTD and DG MARE), the European Committee of the Regions, and the expert group on Blue Skills presented the upcoming strategies, including Horizon Europe, the Blue Economy and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and measures towards an integrated aquaculture policy and innovation.  Priorities developed by co-technology platforms FABRE and Waterborne and by the SCAR-FISH working group were outlined.  Through consultative group discussions, results from the EATiP Mirror Platform exercise on R&I recommendations were debated and refined.  Day two of the General Meeting started with an elaboration of the Copernicus aquaculture joint event (24-25 September in Athens), followed by presentations of project activities, incl. EURASTIPAQUAEXCEL2020AORAPARAFISHCONTROL and AQUA-LIT.  After a discussion on public awareness, previously identified as one of the major challenges of aquaculture in Europe, the floor was opened to all members to provide suggestions for collaborative actions needed to stimulate industry-relevant aquaculture research and innovation in the years to come.

All presentations have been made available to the EATiP members through our joint communication platform.

The summary of the meeting can be downloaded here:

EATiP wants to thank all contributors and participants for motivating us to further engage and collaborate on behalf of the aquaculture multi-stakeholder community!


You can join the EATiP activities by:

–          Becoming a member: see conditions

–          Registering for the Brokerage event in Vietnam and Thailand, supported by the EURASTiP project

–          Signing up for the Copernicus aquaculture workshop (September, Athens)

–          Expressing your interest to present your project at the EU-EATiP Day at Aquaculture Europe ’19, focusing on the low-trophic aquaculture value chain

–          Participating in the aquaculture public outreach survey (through the AORA project)

–          Involving EATiP as a partner in your project proposals

If you have inquiries to any of the above, please contact secretariat@eatip.eu or the General Secretary alexandra@eatip.eu

EATiP at Aquaculture Europe 2019 in Berlin

Save the date – 9th October 2019 – to attend our EU-EATiP Day !

Visit our Booth #149 to know more about EATiP and its Mirror Platforms

Learn more about EURASTiP and AQUAEXCEL2020

 

 

 

Copernicus Marine for the Aquaculture Sector first

The European Aquaculture Technology & Innovation Platform (EATIP) and Mercator Ocean International, organize in September 24 – 25 in Athens, Greece, an event entitled:

Copernicus Marine Service Workshop & Training for the Aquaculture Sector

 

 

The objectives are to :

– Allow the aquaculture community to share issues they are facing regarding the management of aquaculture farms.
– Show how the Copernicus Marine Service might contribute to tackle current and future challenges.

 

Interested in this event and these topics ?

Help us to organize this event by answering the following questionnaire. The analysis of answers to this questionnaire will help the organizers to define the agenda of the event and follow your expectations.

To understand the benefits & impacts brought by the Copernicus Marine Service in the “Marine Food” sector, find a selection of examples of marine applications developed by intermediate users in the following Use Case Book:

Mediterranean Sea – Marine Food
USE CASE BOOK

Click to the image below. Then click to fullscreen mode for a better visualization.
You can also download the Use Case Book.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please send an email to: event@mercator-ocean.fr

 

Copernicus Training workshop

Production in sea-based aquaculture is strongly interlinked with the state of the surrounding marine environment. A better use of the available data through the Copernicus Marine Environment Service can lead to more appropriate and reliable models for aquaculture planning, siting and operations. Together with Mercator Ocean International, the European provider of open marine data and services, EATiP invites aquaculture stakeholders to attend its training workshop on real-time environmental monitoring.  Through a co-creative process, we believe Copernicus can become a suitable instrument to support an evidence-based aquaculture management.

 

More information: http://marine.copernicus.eu/copernicus-marine-for-the-aquaculture-sector/

EOOS Conference

In November 2018, the EOOS conference was held in Brussels to discuss a better connection between ocean observation and end-user services. EATiP contributed to this process.

Alexandra Neyts, EATiP General Secretary

For observations and data to have economic and societal value, the main issues to be taken into account were believed to be:

  • Clarity & usability – streamline data access and make it more user friendly
  • Quality Assurance & standardisation
  • Transdisciplinary skills & approaches for the whole value chain

Involving industry (and promote data sharing) was meant to require:

  • Transparency, trust, common language, understand sensitivities & motivations
  • Win-win incentives (voluntary)
  • Regulation (mandatory): e.g. data sharing as prerequisite to obtain offshore licences.

The Call to Action, speakers’ presentations, pictures and video of the event are also available on the Conference website at www.EOOSConference2018.eu

EOOS Conference Report:

 

EATiP AGM 2019

You are kindly invited to the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform Annual General Meeting, taking place at the Warwick Hotel in Brussels on 17 and 18 June 2019 !
The European Commission (DG RTD and DG MARE), the European Committee of the Regions, and aquaculture networks such as FABRE, Waterborne TP and SCAR-FISH will present their aquaculture policies and priorities for aquaculture research and innovation in the upcoming Horizon Europe. Recommendations from EATiP on industry-relevant R&I priorities will be presented and discussed – opening up for all members to provide comments, endorsements and additions.

PLEASE JOIN US !

 

You will find the draft programme here and/or below:

Looking forward to seeing you in Brussels!

 

 

‘Training and Trade’ and to the ‘Sustainable Aquaculture’ session at SeaTechWeek.

On October 10th, Catherine Pons participated at the SeaTechWeek in Brest (France), an international marine science & technology week on marine bioresources.

Norway was guest of honour and several talks and workshops were organised on the latest technologies and methods for better management of marine resources in Norway.

The event lasted 5 days and many parallel sessions took place on Technology, Socio-economics, Management & Preservation, Bio process, Regulation, Environment and Fisheries & Aquaculture.

EATiP was invited to the second round table plenary session, entitled ‘Training and Trade’ and to the ‘Sustainable Aquaculture’.

More on the event @ http://www.seatechweek.eu/

EATIP at AQUA 2018

AQUA2018 EU EATIP Day: “FEED GLOBALLY – PRODUCE LOCALLY”

Monday, August 27    09:00 – 15:30    Barthez

AQUA 2018 #WeRAquaculture gathers producers, investors, suppliers, processors, vendors, scientists, educators, students and consumers of farmed aquatic products worldwide in Montpellier from August 25 to 29.

As a joint effort, the Marine Resources Unit of the European Commission, Directorate General Research and Innovation (DG RTD), and EATiP are setting focus on the impact of European research for the benefit of aquaculture development within Europe as well as worldwide.  Through three consecutive sessions, they present some major outcomes of technology and innovation efforts that contribute to tackle the bottlenecks and opportunities in aquaculture towards the overall goal of ensuring food and nutrition security:

  1. Setting the scene: How can more food and biomass be obtained from aquaculture in a way that maximises the benefits for future generations?
  2. Aquaculture 4.0: automation, precision farming and data systems
  3. Sustainable global aquaculture

Listen to policy makers, debaters, scientists and innovators and join the debate that will feed into the European Commission FOOD 2030 initiative.

 

Please also come and visit the EATiP booth (#158) at the exhibition, which we share with the European Commission.