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Third AQUAEXCEL2020 Call for Access Now Open: Fully EC-Funded Access to Top-Class Aquaculture Research Infrastructures

Press release: September 2016

The third AQUAEXCEL2020 (AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020) Call for Access is now open, with a deadline of 14 October 2016.

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 who have the 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. 

The available facilities cover the entire range of production systems (cage, pond, recirculation, flowthrough, hatchery and disease challenge); environments (freshwater, marine and cold, temperate and warm water); production scales (small, medium and industrial); fish species (salmonids, cold and warm water marine fish, freshwater fish and artemia); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health and welfare, genetics, engineering and monitoring and management technologies). 

Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or two people to the chosen research infrastructure for a period of up to three months. Access to the research infrastructures and associated travel and subsistence expenses will be covered by the project. The establishment of new transnational collaborations is strongly encouraged, as well as the participation of SMEs.

 

For more information on Transnational Access and how to apply please visit: www.aquaexcel.eu/index.php/2016-02-15-20-15-02/h2020-new-call-for-access

 

Second AQUAEXCEL2020 Call for Access Now Open: Fully EC-Funded Access to Top-Class Aquaculture Research Infrastructures - Deadline: 8 July 2016

Press releaseJune 2016

The second AQUAEXCEL2020 (AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020) Call for Access is now open, with a deadline of 8 July 2016.

On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project will invite 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.

The facilities available cover the entire range of production systems (cage, pond, recirculation, flowthrough, hatchery and disease challenge); environments (freshwater, marine, cold, temperate and warm water); scales (small, medium and industrial scale); fish species (salmonids, cold and warm water marine fish, freshwater fish and artemia); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health & welfare, genetics, engineering, monitoring & management technologies).

Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or in some cases two people to the chosen research infrastructure for periods of up to three months. Access to the research infrastructures and associated travel and subsistence expenses will be paid for under the project.

For more information, visit: http://www.aquaexcel.eu/index.php/2016-02-15-20-15-02/h2020-new-call-for-access

 

Notes for the Editor

AQUAEXCEL2020 is a research and innovation action funded under the EU’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The project will run for five years from 2015 to 2020, with a total budget of €9.7 million funded by the European Union.

The AQUAEXCEL2020 consortium includes 22 partner organisations (including 39 top level aquaculture facilities) in 12 European countries. The project is coordinated by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France. AquaTT is the project dissemination partner.

 

Course 2: Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) Technology

Course organisersIfremer (France), Wageningen University (the Netherlands)
Location: IFREMER Sète research station, France
Date: 24-28 October 2016

 

Course overview:

Traditionally, recirculating aquaculture systems were mainly developed in Europe to grow out freshwater species and produce marine fingerlings. However, they have become increasingly used for the on-growing of a wide variety of fish (including marine species) and shellfish. They can be operated irrespective of the target temperature and salinity, and the annual production capacity of some industrial systems can now amount to thousands of tons. Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) allow to maintain a constant and adjustable quality of the rearing water (i.e. temperature, oxygen, nitrogen and pathogens) therefore contributing to a more intensive and reliable production and substantial energy savings. 

The objectives of this course are to review the basics of RAS and examine the different systems, designs, operations and applications. A half day will be dedicated to a RAS industry mini seminar for which we invite industry stakeholders to join. 

 

Participants will:

– Gain solid knowledge about the principles of RAS
– Become familiar with different types of RAS, their specificities, capabilities and limitations
– Understand their advantages and the necessary conditions for their optimal use and operation
– Master the basics for RAS design and sizing
– Become aware of the ongoing research to increase the efficiency and acceptability of RAS

RAS Industry Mini Seminar (Friday 28 October 2016, 08.30 – 13.00):

A half day industry mini seminar on RAS evolution and new RAS uses, involving RAS farmers and engineering companies, will give the course participants an opportunity to exchange with industry professionals. 

Industry stakeholders are also invited to attend the seminar to hear the latest discussions and scientific advances in the RAS sector, and exchange with the course participants to gain information on RAS development and needs for sustainable development in other countries within and outside the EU.

 

Registration:

Participants taking part in the full training course are requested to submit their CV and a brief letter of motivation. Places will be confirmed, at the latest, one month before the start of the training course. 
E-mail your registration request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the official registration form (click here). Please indicate the following in the subject: AQUAEXCEL2020 / training course #2 (Ifremer)

Industry participants attending the industry mini seminar only (Friday 28 October, 08.30 – 13.00) are requested to register by submitting their affiliation and contact details via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate the following in the subject: AQUAEXCEL2020 / training course #2 (Ifremer) – industry 

Deadline: Friday 09 September 2016.

 

Further information:

For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

For a full schedule of the course click here, and for practical details see travel and accommodation.

 

Course 1: Experimental data management from generating protocols to sharing data. (ongoing distance learning))

Course provider: Institute of Complex Systems, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
Location: Online course (non-live)
Format: Three recorded lectures (each 90 minutes)

Course overview

The course will deal with best practice experimental data management, including all aspects from preparing experiment protocols to sharing data. It is based on the experimental data repository system developed in FP7-AQUAEXCEL called bioWES. bioWES is a distributed, knowledge-based repository for large datasets, typically applicable in biological and related sciences. The bioWES scientific data management solution provides full control over experiments, from protocol design, through data acquisition and processing to sharing final results.

Participants will learn how to use the bioWES system for their own experimental work, using their own protocols and real experimental data. The aim is that by the end of the course, each participant will be able to install the bioWES system, create his or her own account, create unique experimental protocols based on their own specific needs, store their own experimental data, create connections between experimental protocols, cooperate with colleagues through sharing and visualize the overview of individual project steps. The participants will also be introduced to the special functionality of the system: data processing modules, plugins for communication with measurement devices and standardization support.

The organizers will guide the users through every single step of the bioWES system, from installation to sharing of experimental data, during three one and a half hour sessions. The participant will use their own protocols and experimental data to test theoretical knowledge on real examples. The course will be available through standard internet browser for each registered participant, and participants will be able to ask questions. It is believed that the course is particularly useful for researchers involved in AQUAEXCEL2020 TransNational Access (TNA) projects.

Course format

Three separate lectures of 90 minutes each, video format (previously recorded)

Registration

E-mail your registration request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the official registration form (click here)

Please indicate the following in the subject: AQUAEXCEL2020 / training course # 1 (JU)

Further information

For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

 

Past Courses

Course 1: Experimental data management from generating protocols to sharing data. 

Course provider: Institute of Complex Systems, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
Location: Online course (live)
Date: 25 + 27+ 29 April 2016 (3-day course, 90 minutes per day: 10.00 – 11.30hrs CEST)

Course overview

The course will deal with best practice experimental data management, including all aspects from preparing experiment protocols to sharing data. It is based on the experimental data repository system developed in FP7-AQUAEXCEL called bioWES. bioWES is a distributed, knowledge-based repository for large datasets, typically applicable in biological and related sciences. The bioWES scientific data management solution provides full control over experiments, from protocol design, through data acquisition and processing to sharing final results.

Participants will learn how to use the bioWES system for their own experimental work, using their own protocols and real experimental data. The aim is that by the end of the course, each participant will be able to install the bioWES system, create his or her own account, create unique experimental protocols based on their own specific needs, store their own experimental data, create connections between experimental protocols, cooperate with colleagues through sharing and visualize the overview of individual project steps. The participants will also be introduced to the special functionality of the system: data processing modules, plugins for communication with measurement devices and standardization support.

The course will be organized as an online training with active participation of the users. The organizers will guide the users through every single step of the bioWES system, from installation to sharing of experimental data, during three one and a half hour sessions. The participant will use their own protocols and experimental data to test theoretical knowledge on real examples. The course will be available through standard internet browser for each registered participant. It is believed that the course is particularly useful for researchers involved in AQUAEXCEL2020 TransNational Access (TNA) projects.

Registration

E-mail your registration request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the official registration form (click here)

Please indicate the following in the subject: AQUAEXCEL2020 / training course # 1 (JU)

Deadline: Thursday 21 April 2016.

Further information

For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

"Tapping into Blue Growth: the way forward for European aquaculture"
Tuesday 24 May 2016
Square Conference Centre, Brussels

A day-long event dedicated to raising the profile of aquaculture in the EU will be opened by Mr Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr van Dam, Minister for Agriculture of The Netherlands and Linnéa Engström, Vice Chair of the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament.

The conference will bring together policy-makers, industry representatives and stakeholders will give their take on shaping the future of aquaculture in the EU covering topics such as:

  • engaging with stakeholders in the aquaculture sector
  • creating a positive environment for innovation in aquaculture
  • pursuing successful business models
  • research and education

The conference will take place in Square Conference Centre in central Brussels and is open to interested stakeholders and industry representatives.

The official invitation and programme will follow soon and we hope that you will be able to participate in this event.

Contact persons in DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries:
Anna Zito - Tel: + 32 2 299 50 67 - e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Julia Rubeck - Tel +32 2 29 52171 – e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact person in the Ministry for Economic Affairs of The Netherland:
Wilbert Schermer Voest – Tel. M (+31) 646391928 – e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data-driven innovation in the aquaculture and marine industries is open.

Date: Thursday 12th May 2016 - Friday 13th May 2016

Venue: The Research Council of Norway, Oslo, Norway

The event will introduce delegates to some of the free tools, data resources and services that are available through ELIXIR, highlight examples of research-intensive companies already making use of big data in their respective fields, and stimulate interaction between companies and the academic partners involved in running ELIXIR resources.

Intended audience: large and small companies interested in aquaculture, fish farming and breeding, bioprospecting and marine metagenomics.

Further information can be found at https://www.elixir-europe.org/events/forum-aquaculture-marine.

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