Low Trophic Aquaculture Value Chain Report

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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:

Preventing marine litter: Questionnaire from EMFF-funded BLUENET project

With the EMFF-funded BLUENET project, measures are being made to prevent marine litter generation, by creating new life for abandoned, lost or discarded fishing and aquaculture gears.

The European funded project BLUENET aims at testing actions that can prevent and reduce marine litter from fisheries and Aquaculture. BLUENET is seeking information regarding the perception of aquaculture and the lifecycle of the components used in aquaculture production. Therefore, the aim of this questionnaire is to obtain information from different aquaculture value chain stakeholders, including consumers, researchers, gear manufacturers, policy makers, producers, etc., to help us to set up actions that could help to reduce the rate of gear loss at sea, improve their performance and increase the capacity for recovery and recycling. We would really appreciate if you could contribute to this research with your knowledge by completing this questionnaire and forwarding it to your relevant contacts:

Questionnaire in English: 

https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/BLUENET_ENGLISH;

Questionnaire in Spanish: 

https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/BLUENET_ESPANOL

Thank you in advance for your support!

Deep Blue Newsletter


TRAINING-OF-TRAINERS IN SFAX (TUNISIA)
HOSTED BY UNIVERSITY OF SFAX

Are you a post-graduate student or a young researcher?

The training in “Advanced Scientific Knowledge of Marine Environment” aims to share knowledge and scientific expertise on methods and modelling tools in assessing environmental impacts in the marine sector. The training will take place from October 21st to October 25th 2019. The selection procedures go from June 28th to July 26th, while the selected candidates will be notified within July 30th.

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ADVANCED TRAINING IN TRIESTE (ITALY)
COORDINATED BY OGS

The first advanced training session – “Sea governance and blue growth: balancing sustainable use and conservation through Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the field of fisheries and aquaculture” – of Deep Blue project will take place in Trieste (Italy) from September 23rd to September 27th 2019.

Copernicus for Fisheries and Aquaculture

On October 2nd, Alexandra Neyts participated at the Copernicus workshop in Brussels, organised by DG GROW and designed to profile the programme to its potential end users in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Copernicus is a data monitoring service, based on both satellite and in situ observations.  All marine issues are gathered under the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). CMEMS may provide a suitable framework for the development of better models for aquaculture siting and licensing, and opportunities for collaboration with EATiP are being investigated.

Also, the FAO BlueBridge initiative may be of use to the aquaculture sector.  It is developing services to support the analysis of socio-economic performance in aquaculture, and supports capacity building through converting operation data into knowledge to improve companies’ efficiency, sustainability and profitability.

Finally, the “Support Aquaculture and Fisheries Industry” (SAFI) project, is about exploiting Earth Observation resources to support the industries in coastal regions.  A webGIS tool was developed based on registrations from satellites, in order to identify optimal site locations for fish farms.

For more information: http://copernicus.eu/fisheries-aquaculture-workshop

 

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.

Prof M. Mazzucato Report on Missions

The report by Professor Mariana Mazzucato  ‘Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation in the European Union – A problem solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth’  written at the request of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, is now published.
A call for feedback from stakeholders as well as the public is available via this dedicated EU Survey from 22 February 2018 until 3 April 2018.

This report provides strategic recommendations on Missions, and how they can be structured in the future European Union Research and Innovation Programme (FP9).

The attached report is also available online at the following address: https://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2777/360325