EATIP AGM 2018

You are kindly invited to the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform Annual General Meeting, taking place in Brussels on 11 and 12 June 2018 !

The theme for the meeting will be “How can European research and innovation contribute to global growth in aquaculture?”  (you will find the draft programme here.) In addition to information from the European Commission and input from highly relevant aquaculture fora, attendants will be engaged in discussions on how to achieve a better position for knowledge-based aquaculture innovation and growth in Europe beyond 2020.  The soon-to-be launched European research framework programme with according missions are providing a good foundation for these discussions.

If you have the opportunity to join :

Looking forward to seeing you in Brussels!

CommOCEAN 2018 – 3rd International Marine Science Communication Conference

Are you a professional communicator working in a marine institute, governmental body or a NGO, or a marine scientist that would like to be speed-trained by experts in the skills of modern ocean science communication?  Then CommOCEAN 2018 is for you. The conference programme combines hands-on exercises in current science communication skills for disseminating ocean research and technology, with plenty of expertise-sharing, social interaction and fascinating marine science along the way.

CommOCEAN 2018 will take place on 4-5 December 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom.  Registration and call for abstracts are now open (Abstract submission deadline: 1 July 2018; Early Bird registration before 31 August 2018). You can find out more information about the conference, programme, fees and venue at http://www.commocean.org/

Dissemination, outreach and communication of scientific knowledge are becoming more and more important in today’s society, where social inclusion is an integral part of environmental protection and sustainable development.  This is particularly true for the world of ocean research, a world that is largely hidden from our view, representing an added challenge to the communication of marine research.  From its inception, the Ocean Literacy movement has advocated closer interaction between marine scientists, educators and other stakeholders (the public, policy-makers, private sector), and inspired new events and networks all over the world.  Both the EMSEA (European Marine Science Educators Association) annual conferences and CommOCEAN are prime examples of such new initiatives.  CommOCEAN as the International Marine Science Communication Conference, was launched by the European Marine Board Communications Panel (EMBCP) and organized in the first instance by its Portuguese partners (CIIMAR, Ciencia Viva) in Porto in 2014, and a second was held in Belgium in 2016 (Bruges-Ostend) and organized by VLIZ, EMB, EMBCP and UNESCO/IOC/IODE. CommOCEAN focuses on a target audience of young marine scientists and communicators who want to be trained in science communication skills.  The third event, in Southampton, UK, is being arranged and hosted by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and will see some of the programme split for marine scientists and professional communicators ensuring the programme is relevant, challenging and inspiring.

Keep track of CommOCEAN 2018 on Twitter and Facebook.

“Water & Fish” Conference in Belgrade

The 8th Conference “Water & Fish” will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, in June 13 – 15, 2018.

The main topics are water, as organisms’ habitat, and aquatic organisms, primarily fish.  This year, focus will be on biosecurity of aquatic organisms, but also on other topics suggested through conference presentation papers or poster contributions.

For further information: www.cefah.agrif.bg.ac.rs/conference/conference.html

 

 

 

EFARO seminar on the reformed CFP

EFARO, the European organisation of the Directors of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisations, is organising its annual meeting in Brussels from 23-25 May 2018.  As has become tradition the second day of the meeting will be a public event.

This year’s event on the 24th of May will have as theme: The reformed CFP: An analyses of what went wrong what went well and how should the next CFP look like.   You will find the official invitation with an overview of the programme with the topics and the invited speakers below.

 

 

To register to this seminar, click here

If you have any questions, please contact EFARO@WUR.NL

 

EATIP AGM IN BRUSSELS, 11-12 JUNE 2018

EATiP members and Mirror Platform representatives are invited to the platform’s Annual General Meeting, including the General Assembly, on 11 and 12 June (lunch to lunch), taking place at the Novotel Hotel in Brussels.  Please save the dates!  More information and the registration form will be sent to all members shortly.

All registered members are entitled to join the meeting. If you are not a member, but wish to attend, please send a message to secretariat@eatip.eu.

 

*UPDATE*: Please find all information regarding the AGM 2018 HERE.

EU Environmental Footprint Final Conference

The final conference of the Environmental Footprint Pilot Phase will take stock of the Environmental Footprint journey and explore potential future applications for the Environmental Footprint methods, looking also at the wider circular economy context.  The event will take on the 23-25 April 2018 place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel rue Gineste 3 in Brussels.

Registrations are now open. Due to high interest, only one person per organization is accepted.  The conference will also be webstreamed.

The detailed draft agenda can be downloaded here.

EcoAqua special session on “Outermost Regions and Islands” at Aqua 2018

EcoAqua will contribute to host a special session devoted to Aquaculture in the European Outermost Regions and Islands as part of the Aqua 2018 International conference, co-organized by the European and World Aquaculture Societies,  that will take place in Montpellier (France) under the theme “#We R Aquaculture” from 25 to 29 August 2018.

The objectives of that session is to present the state of the art and bring together researchers, policy-makers, managers, producers and other stakeholders working on different aspects of Aquaculture in the Outermost Regions of Europe as well as in islands around the world.  The session may include such topics as aquaculture development and policy, interactions with the society and environment, novel approaches and/or techniques adapted to local conditions, feeding and nutrition, broodstock or larval rearing, spatial planning, diseases, aquaponics, …

EcoAqua would like to cordially invite you to participate to this session of Aqua 2018 dedicated to Aquaculture in the ORs, OCTs and Islands as it will be a fantastic opportunity to show up the wealth and recent developments of Aquaculture research in those territories.

 

Abstracts for Oral or Poster presentation are to be submitted ONLY directly at the AQUA 2018 website. The deadline for submission has been set to the 10th of April 2018.

We would also like to take the opportunity to remind you about the existence of the EcoAqua Platform and inform you that the EcoAqua website now includes a new tool that allows interested partners to register their data online and appear on the map of institutions with aquaculture expertise in ORs and OCTs.  This will allow setting up a new portal of overseas regions and territories aquaculture key expertise, facilitating the exchange of information between partners and advertising the aquaculture potential of these regions.   You are welcome to enter your key data here after having entered the word “EcoPortal” in the code section.  This code section has been established to reduce the possibility of having spam information being entered in the portal.

Water Market Europe 2018

WssTP is organising the second edition of Water Market Europe 2018 that is dedicated to ‘Market & Ιnvestment for Innovative Digital Solutions’ for the water sector. 

Water Market Europe will take place on the 21st of March from 09h30 to 17h30 at the BluePoint Conference Centre in Brussels.

Potential opportunities to participate are manifold:

  1. Companies (including spin-offs) or RTOs looking for a targeted audience to showcase their digital solution/product and meet potential clients and investors (Venture capitalists and banks) interested in their idea? They can now apply to present their product here.
  2. Companies (including spin-offs) or RTOs or other stakeholders like utilities wanting to give voice to their biggest business/investment challenge? They can now present their business problem at WME18 and turn it into an opportunity by applying here.
  3. Stakeholders such RTOs, which want to keep up to date with the current and future trends of the digital water market and collaborate with leading water actors? they can benefit from exclusive B2B meetings with the WME’s speakers, by registering here.
  4. Municipalities that are looking for specific solutions, integrated solutions for the water challenges for urban or industrial sectors or investments, can apply here. 

Any information on Water Market Europe can be found here.

Final seminar of the e-FishNet Project

Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, this event will take place in Madrid the 25th June 2018.  During this seminar,  main conclusions of the project will be presented, and also other interesting lectures related with consumption trends, the Fish Retailer Sector in Europe and its training, among other issues will take place.

Some additional activities are organised during the same day of the seminar and the next one (25th and 26th June) such as visiting the Wholesaler’s Fish Market in Mercamadrid and some traditional markets in Madrid.  Also activities related with gastronomy will take place, for instance a dinner focused on fisheries products and a Showcooking. Read the whole program below:

 

 

 

If you are interested in this event and/or for further information, please contact the FEDEPESCA