All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum (Feb 5-7, 2020)

EATiP organised, in collaboration with the AORA aquaculture working group and the AquaVitae project, a workshop in Brussels to promote cross-Atlantic collaboration. The European Commission (DG RTD), EATiP and its Mirror Platforms, together with the project delegates looked into how aquaculture clusters can act as vehicles to facilitate aquaculture cooperation, in particular between Europe, US, Canada, Brazil and South Africa. Results of the discussion were presented at the All-Atlantic Forum, gathering politicians, research managers, governmental organisations, project coordinators, and industry representatives from all corners of the Atlantic Ocean.

EATiP provided recommendations on how to jointly unveil the resources of the ocean sustainably. These will contribute to setting a new strategic direction for the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance which can support the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and deliver on the priorities such as the European Green Deal, the Horizon Europe Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters and other national or regional commitments taken by the different international partners.

A report of the event will be made available shortly.

Save the date for the EATiP Annual General Meeting: 17-18 June, Brussels

The Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategies set the agenda for the priorities in Horizon Europe. EATiP has delivered its position paper and recommendations, and has been consulted by different Commission bodies to represent the opinion of the aquaculture sector. Join us at the EATiP AGM to strengthen our consolidation role and to provide a common voice into the new framework programme.

 

Venue: to be confirmed

Low Trophic Aquaculture Value Chain Report

Photo credit: Wald Fredriksen

Under the slogan “Our Future – Growing from water”, the Aquaculture Europe 2019 conference addressed innovative ways to support the aquaculture economy. This year, the European Commission DG RTD unit “Healthy Oceans & Seas” and the EATiP co-organised a full day programme called “Low impact – High output”. It addressed future opportunities of new value chains in aquaculture, specifically targeting low trophic species.

Through three consecutive sessions, major outcomes of European technology and innovation efforts contributing to ensuring food and nutrition security were presented, followed by industry-driven panel discussions where the audience had the chance to participate. The sessions provided a dissemination arena and high visibility of EU support to the sector. They also generated ideas for future research by linking Horizon 2020 project findings to opportunities for industrial applications and uptake. The AQUAEXCEL2020 session aimed to create a forum for engagement and exchange between researchers and potential industry beneficiaries, focusing on presenting innovative solutions generated by the project with potential high impact on the aquaculture industry.

Read the full report from the EU-EATiP Day here:

EU EATiP Day presentations (Aquaculture Europe ’19)

As a response to the call for food and feed security, parallel to the needed climate, circularity, spatial planning and biodiversity actions, attention at this year’s EU EATiP day was given to low-trophic aquaculture. With its potential to create a high output while minimizing its impact, new value chains in aquaculture based on shellfish, algae or other low-trophic organisms offer a high potential for Europe.

Representatives from DG RTD and DG MARE pointed at the importance of these timely discussions, against the background of the Horizon Europe framework programme and of the revision of the Strategic Guidelines for Sustainable Development of EU Aquaculture. At the same time, EATiP launched its Position Paper and Recommendations for research and innovation in the sector. The latest results from a number of EU funded projects were combined with considerations from feed suppliers, seafood producers, market analysts and NGO’s. Together with reflections from the panel and from the audience in the room, these provide important input when planning for future collaborative efforts. A final report will be published soon.

Please find below the presentations from the session speakers.

Do you wish to contribute? Please send us a message at secretariat@eatip.eu

 

EATiP Day Agenda:

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EATiP Day Presentations

SESSION 1: Setting the scene – How can European research and innovation stimulate sustainability and competitiveness of the aquaculture sector?

SESSION 2 – Low trophic production technologies and new feed resources

SESSION 3 – Efficient management systems to optimize sustainability and competitiveness.

Focus of EU EATiP Day at AE19: Promoting food security and new value chains in aquaculture

This year’s Aquaculture Europe 19′ event will be held in Berlin, Germany, 7-10 October 2019.  ‘Our Future: Growing from Water’ is the theme of the annual event, which will be held in Berlin, Germany this year 7-10 October 2019.

For more information about the AE2019 event, please visit this link.

On the EU EATiP Day, the focus will be on aquaculture with a low impact and high output – a sector that can promote food security and develop new value chains. The session on October 9 will gather existing expertise in this field and discuss the critical knowledge gaps that remain to be filled.

Speakers from DG RTD will set the need for aquaculture research and innovation in a Horizon Europe perspective, whereas DG MARE will introduce the process for reviewing the current aquaculture strategic guidelines.

Growing need for aquatic products – EU funded projects will pitch results

The potential of low-trophic species as human food and aquaculture feed will be reflected upon by feed companies, aquaculture producers, service suppliers and market analysts.

EU funded projects AQUAVITAE, AQUAOLIVE, MACRO CASCADE, SEAFOODtomorrow, GAIN and VIVALDI will pitch their latest results and how they can serve a growing need for new aquatic products.

Important questions to be answered

What measures need to be taken to support a competitive aquaculture with a low carbon footprint? Which technologies are considered to be essential? How to select new appropriate species? And how far can/should we go to feed carnivorous fish with plant material? Answers to this and more will be provided by project leaders and industry representatives during two consequent panel debates.

The EC and EATiP wish to use this feedback to stimulate future collaborative actions, and hence support the ambition of European aquaculture to contribute to the global Zero Hunger vision.

Join us in Berlin for the EU EATiP Day, and visit our Booth #149!

 

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

 

 

 

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!

 

 

EATIP at AQUA 2018