Copernicus Marine Service Training Workshop for the baltic sea region


At the workshop, you will learn about the use of the Copernicus Marine Service products and services and their possible applications, by gaining knowledge during plenary and practical training sessions.

The audience will also be able to share its experience and express needs and requirements for new products to be included in the Copernicus Marine Service portfolio in the future.

This event is dedicated to the Baltic Sea region, and takes place in Gothenburg on November 5-6, 2019.


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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.

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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.

Copernicus Opportunities For aquaculture

EATiP and the Copernicus Marine Service organized a joint event in Athens to explore the application possibilities of the available open-access satellite and in-situ marine data for the aquaculture sector. About 70 participants from all over Europe joined the workshop and training event to learn more about the sector’s need for data when operating at sea and about how Copernicus Marine Service might contribute to this. Representatives from the European Commission supported the initiative which aligns well with the ongoing processes on the review of the Strategic Guidelines for the Development of Sustainable Aquaculture and the work on defining a new mission for healthy oceans and seas.


The presentation of the services and models, and of existing examples provided by the Copernicus team members and experienced users provided the attendants with a better understanding of the opportunities the Service can provide.


Attendants of the workshop learned more about the sector’s need for data when operating at sea, and was given a better understanding of the opportunities the Copernicus Marine Service can provide.

All presentations from the event are now available here. Also, a report with the workshop conclusions will soon be published.

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Want to know more about the variables that is offered by Copernicus Marine Service, and what the benefits of these are? Check out the video below:

Aquaexcel2020 newsletter issue 7: Biomonitoring of fish performance, training courses and events

AQUAEXCEL2020 is a €9.7 million European Union-funded Horizon 2020 research infrastructure project that aims to support the sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector in Europe. It does so by integrating the European aquaculture community, and providing it with crucial tools, facilities, and novel services to conduct advanced fish research.

In Aquaexcel’s newest newsletter you can – among other things, read all about biosensor-technology for monitoring overall performance of fish, and the technical courses which Aquaexcel2020’s has done, and plan to do.

Biosensor monitoring of fish performance

Dr. Jaume Pérez-Sánchez from the Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal (IATS-CSIC) in Spain is one of the team behind AE-FishBIT – implanted biosensors for remote monitoring of the overall performance of fish. AE-FishBIT has had some exciting developments over the past 2 and a half years. Read on to find out more!

Aquaexcel training courses

“By 2020, AQUAEXCEL2020 will have organised nine pioneering technical training courses in total, focusing on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation”, Aquaexcel2020’s newest press release reveals.

Also, two Aquaexcel2020 training courses recently has been completed: ‘Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) Technology‘ (in Wagening University, Netherlands) and ‘Laboratory Animal Science for Aquatic Research Facilities‘ (in Institute of Marine Research, Bergen).

Read about this and more in the full Aquaexcel Newsletter, below:

Agenda for the Aquaxcel2020 Brokerage event 2019


Make sure not to miss the second Aquaexcel2020 brokerage event. It is taking place as part of the EU EATiP Day October 9, at Aquaculture Europe 2019 in Berlin.

Find out more about the agenda, topics, panel and presenters below: