Introducing… our 1st EATiP Stagiaire

We are delighted to have a stagiaire working with the EATiP office (virtually…) for the month of February.

Alexandre Kabore is a student at the University of Liège.  Having completed his bachelor’s degree in physics – also at ULiège – he is currently finishing a Masters in Oceanography.

Alexandre Kabore

In this context, Alex will be spending his one-month internship at EATIP to learn more about organisational aspects of the aquaculture sector.

Our secretariat have identified various work streams that Alex can help with – with regard to data and mapping exercises for aquaculture linked organisations – and we will be providing him with various contacts and addresses to approach relating to this work.  So if you are approached by an Alex Kabore representing EATiP, then please accept this web post as a first introduction and thank you in advance for your welcome and assistance during his stage with our organisation.

This is the first time EATiP has hosted a student stagiaire and upon the conclusion of the exercise we will be reviewing how things worked out and what scope we might have in the future for further university collaborations with EATiP members and linked organisations.  If you have any thoughts on that topic, please get in touch with us!

International MSc: Aquaculture Health Management

An exciting opportunity to study for a new international MSc in Aquaculture Health Management has been announced as part of the ERASMUS Mundus programme, allowing successful applicants to stay and study at 4 of Europe’s leading institutes in aquaculture: Ghent University (Belgium), Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU, Norway), Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona &Universitat de Barcelona (Spain).  Applicants will also be able to undertake a work placement and thesis research at one of the many industry and research partners with which these institutions engage.

see the AquaH website for further details and information on how to apply.

Noting that the aquaculture sector is steadily reaching maturity but its further growth is increasingly facing serious problems with parasites, viral, bacterial or stress-related disease outbreaks, the AquaH programme responds to the need for an expert training that prepares students to develop and implement innovative solutions to aquaculture health issues thus contributing to the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry.

For further details on the course programme, fees, and how to apply, please see the Aquah website: https://aquah.eu

The deadline for applications is 01 March 2021.

CALL FOR SEAWEED EXPERTS

DG MARE is setting up an expert working group to understand the potential and knowledge gaps of macro-algae culture in providing ecosystem services. This done through the Eklipse platform, that is helping governments, institutions, businesses and NGOs to make better-informed decisions when it comes to biodiversity in Europe.

For more information, see Calls – EKLIPSE,  CfE-_9_2020_macro-algae-1.pdf (eklipse.eu) and attached

Form to express interest: Eklipse CALL FOR EXPERTS on Macro-algae culture and ecosystem services (google.com)

Aquaculture Remote Classroom available online

The Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC) is a Farmed in the EU initiative aimed at educating children in primary schools about aquaculture. It has now moved online. You can see some of the interactive lessons here:

https://aquaculture.ie/about-us/arc-interactive/interactive-1/

Educating the youth is an important aspect in facilitating the social acceptance and growth of aquaculture.