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

AQUA2018 EU EATIP Day: “FEED GLOBALLY – PRODUCE LOCALLY”

Monday, August 27    09:00 – 15:30    Barthez

AQUA 2018 #WeRAquaculture gathers producers, investors, suppliers, processors, vendors, scientists, educators, students and consumers of farmed aquatic products worldwide in Montpellier from August 25 to 29.

As a joint effort, the Marine Resources Unit of the European Commission, Directorate General Research and Innovation (DG RTD), and EATiP are setting focus on the impact of European research for the benefit of aquaculture development within Europe as well as worldwide.  Through three consecutive sessions, they present some major outcomes of technology and innovation efforts that contribute to tackle the bottlenecks and opportunities in aquaculture towards the overall goal of ensuring food and nutrition security:

  1. Setting the scene: How can more food and biomass be obtained from aquaculture in a way that maximises the benefits for future generations?
  2. Aquaculture 4.0: automation, precision farming and data systems
  3. Sustainable global aquaculture

Listen to policy makers, debaters, scientists and innovators and join the debate that will feed into the European Commission FOOD 2030 initiative.

 

Please also come and visit the EATiP booth (#158) at the exhibition, which we share with the European Commission.

 

 

EATIP 10th Annual Meeting

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 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!