The development of best practices is an important part of the recently launched strategic guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture. The European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP) and the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) jointly organized this workshop to stimulate sharing of knowledge and to promote best practice development across aquaculture systems and regions in Europe. The aim to consolidate data sharing and best practices relates to a broad range of aquaculture areas such as spatial planning, animal health and welfare, traceability, environmental performance.
The workshop provided the participants with a better understanding of how to develop and maintain best practices within the existing boundaries for sharing of data. It also showed examples of how good practices at a local, regional or EU level can contribute to better aquaculture planning and control. It also looked into opportunities for guidance and collaborative actions on how to support best practices in aquaculture.
5 APRIL 2022 – 13:00 – 16:30 (CEST – UTC+2)
- Welcome by EATIP. David Bassett | EATiP
- Welcome by OBPS. Jay Pearlman | OBPS
- Policy and regulations. Lana Bezinovic Sostar | European Commission, DG MARE
- About Best Practices and OBPS. Johannes Karstensen | GEOMAR, IODE OBPS Steering Group
- Aquaculture operations across standards, certification schemes and best practices. Panel dialogue.
- Javier Ojeda | FEAP
- Bruno Guillaumie | EMPA
- Otto Gregussen | Standards Norway
- Best Practices in Aquaculture – use cases across Production System and Regional approaches.
- OPS Seafood – Norway. Edvard Pedersen | The Brønnøysund Register Centre
- PerformFish benchmarking system – Mediterranean. Giovanna Marino | ISPRA
- General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. Houssam Hamza & Linda Fourdain | FAO-NFIGD
- AquaPEF – implementing PEF in aquaculture. Saioa Ramos | AZTI
- Framing the issues on sharing of best practices in aquaculture
- Breakouts for discussion & Report out
EATiP, with the support of Innovation Norway and BluEcoNet, has been selected to undertake a Joint Action (JA) within the EU Horizon 2020 funded AANChOR(All Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research) Coordination and Support Action, considering the establishment and viability of a multi stakeholder platform for aquaculture. The JA will use Brazil as a case study, but with the clear intention for application to other south Atlantic nations, including South Africa. This JA has been selected in part to complement European Union objectives with regard to Belém Statement partners and additional accords with Argentina and Cape Verde. The JA seeks to scope the potential for self-sustaining Atlantic aquaculture multi stakeholder platform(s) in the development of national or regional Strategic Research & Innovation agenda for sustainable industry development.
By way of introducing and launching the Joint Action, EATiP is collaborating in a side event at the forthcoming All Atlantic Conference with two other Horizon 2020 aquaculture projects focusing on Atlantic aquaculture: ASTRAL and AquaVitae.
ASTRAL focuses on integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) farming, aiming to define, support, and promote this type of sustainable aquaculture production across the Atlantic area.
AquaVitae aims to increase aquaculture production in and around the Atlantic Ocean by developing new species, processes and products, focusing on low trophic species.
- 03 June 2021
- 13:30 – 15:30 CET
- Registration Required – see link above.
This workshop aims to demonstrate how the Blue-Cloud project is combining distributed marine data and computing resources with analytical tools to deliver services supporting marine research on better understanding & managing the many aspects of ocean sustainability and demonstrating the potential of open science in the marine domain.
This innovation potential will be explored through the five dedicated Blue-Cloud demonstrators, one of them being the Aquaculture Monitor | Blue-Cloud (blue-cloud.org) The workshop will map out technical innovations that the demos will contribute to achieve.
The event will also share initial reflections on the Blue-Cloud Roadmap to 2030 for the future exploitation of Blue-Cloud assets, well embedded as a leading system in the wider marine community and as a component of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which will call for contributions from the wider marine community in the coming months.
For more information and registration: Open Science for the Ocean: meet Blue-Cloud Demonstrators | Blue-Cloud (blue-cloud.org)
Registration is now open for the GENIALG Final Conference: Seaweed for the Future: Scaling up the European Sector, which will be held on 30 November 2020, in online format.
What to expect: An international, one-day, open-door, final conference organised by the GENIALG project. GENIALG has carried out extensive research on all aspects of seaweed to support the development of the seaweed sector, aiming for a sustainable utilisation and processing of seaweed into high value compounds. GENIALG will present the value chain of Ulva spp. and Saccharina latissima.
- Scientific Talks
- Showcase of Seaweed-Based Products
- Round Table Discussions
- Seaweed Cookery Demonstration
Register for free here! Please note registration will close on 29 November 2020.
EATiP was invited to this closed virtual webinar in order to outline the potential of the bioeconomy for the post-COVID rural, coastal and urban recovery. Jointly, we looked into ways, ideas and plans on how to most effectively deploy concrete bioeconomy actions and solutions for a speedy recovery across Europe. This session focused on EU Member States and their efforts to recover, repair and emerge stronger from the crisis, while accelerating the green transition. Future discussions and events on this topic will follow in the months to come.
For the first time in the history of EATiP, the GA was held as a virtual event. It allowed nevertheless to have some good discussions, and to inform the membership about the platform’s major past and future actions in the new R&I setting of the European Green Deal and Horizon Europe. Representatives from collaborating networks EIT Food, Bio-based Industries Consoritum and BlueInvest explained how a stronger interaction is envisaged. Together, we can raise a stronger awareness for importance of innovation in European aquaculture.
Representatives from the European Commission, DG RTD and DG MARE, presented the policies and strategies impacting aquaculture R&I at a European level. Especially the Farm to Fork strategy and the economic recovery plan call for an integrated, food system approach reaching out for a resilient aquaculture sector with a green ambition. They expressed the importance of EATiP as a representative of the European sector during the upcoming processes in Horizon Europe.
The election of the Board of Directors resulted in the welcoming of Alex Obach (FEFAC), Marisol Izquierdo (ULPGC, EcoAqua), Raphaëla le Gouvello (IUCN), Patrick Sorgeloos (UGent, chair of EATiP INCO working group) and Yolanda Molares (ACUIPLUS, chair of EATiP MiP working group) as new Board members.
The mandate of Francois Simard (IUCN), Iciar Martinez (Universidad del Pais Vasco) and Ole Christensen (FEFAC) ended, and they were thanked for their important contributions during the past years.
Due to the Corona virus disease (COVID-19), Tech Tour together with their partner KunnskapsParken Bodø have taken the decision to postpone the Tech Tour Ocean event to this autumn.
NEW DATE: 03-04 November 2020
PLACE: Bodø, Norway (see here how to get there)
|Day 1 – November 3rd||Day 2 – November 4th|
|Venture Academy||Venture Forum|
|Salomon Center Bodø||Radisson Blu Hotel Bodø|
About the event:
Tech Tour together with KunnskapsParken Bodø is organizing the Tech Tour Ocean (TT Ocean) on the 03-04 November 2020 in the mesmerizing Bodø, Norway.
The Tech Tour Ocean (TT Ocean) is a Venture Forum which gives a unique opportunity for the most innovative entrepreneurs to meet and present themselves in front of active international investors and corporations seeking investment and partnerships.
The event is organized by Tech Tour and hosted by Kunnskapsparken Bodø (Bodø Science Park).
Participation is free of charge for presenting companies but based on selection. Register before 20 March 2020.
For more information see here.