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.

EATiP interaction with the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC)

 

EATiP was invited to the 30th EIFAAC session as observer and was represented by Mr. Laszlo Varadi (HUNATiP) who introduced the function and relevant activities of EATiP to the delegates.

A mission to promote improvement of inland fisheries and aquaculture

EIFAAC is part of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and has a mission to promote long-term sustainable development, utilization, conservation, restoration and responsible management of European inland fisheries and aquaculture.

The organization has 34 members, both EU and non-EU European countries, including the European Commission.

Main goals

One of EIFAAC’s main goals from 2020 till 2021 is to be a leading Pan-European Organisation providing policy advice in inland fisheries and aquaculture, consistent with the objectives and principles of the FAO and other relevant international instruments.

Their second goal is to deliver technical and managerial advice, information and coordination on matters related to inland fisheries and aquaculture to its members and serves as an international network of organisation, stakeholders, communities and intergovernmental organisations.

EIFAAC’s third goal is to implements efficient delivery of its organisations and Members’ objectives in accordance with FAO principles and best international practices, via EFAAC’s structures, processes and procedures.

Aims to strengthen collaboration with EIFAAC

EATiP encourages the initiative from EIFAAC to improve mutual interactions on the definition of specific topics of common concern and potential collaboration on a regional level.

The Mirror Platform HUNATiP will proceed with strengthening this collaboration.

 

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

 

 

 

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!