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!

 

EAStalk with EATiP General Secretary: ‘Co-creating aquaculture awareness on a European level’.

General secratary of EATiP, Alexandra Neyts will be giving a talk at EAS’ (European Aquaculture Society) upcoming webinar.

The topic of this talk is Co-creating aquaculture awareness on a European level.

Save the time and date: October 1st, 14:00 (GMT+2).

To sign up for the event, follow this link:

Practical guidelines on how to participate will be provided here:

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

 

 

 

15TH CALL FOR ACCESS NOW OPEN!

Apply for fully EC-funded access to top class research infrastructures with AQUAEXCEL2020

15th Call for Access NOW OPEN!

On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project invites proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The AQUAEXCEL2020 project unites major aquaculture experimental facilities with capacity to undertake experimental trials on a selection of commercially important fish aquaculture species and system types. These installations are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Transnational Access involves a research group in one country collaborating with one or more AQUAEXCEL2020 Infrastructures that are located in a different country to the applicant, and which offer facilities and expertise not available in their own country.

Deadline: 13 September 2019

More details and to apply: see attached flyer, and https://aquaexcel2020.eu/transnational-access/call-access

Further details about the scheme and full instructions for preparing and submitting proposals are available on the website. For further queries regarding the Call for Access please contact John Bostock: j.c.bostock@stir.ac.uk.

Interested people with a project idea who need a little help finding the right facility can contact our orientation committee at aquaexcel-OC@inra.fr.

We also have a number of “success stories” from previous TNA users – https://aquaexcel2020.eu/transnational-access/tna-projects which can be used as inspiration. Here TNA users have described how they utilised this opportunity and how the TNA has benefited their research and careers.

AQUAEXCEL2020 is a research infrastructure project funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). The project aims to further support the sustainable growth of the European aquaculture sector. For more details see the project website: https://aquaexcel2020.eu/

AGM 2019

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!