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Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The main focus of this course will be on the use of advanced monitoring and communication tools in aquaculture fish experiments. Experimental methods in first feeding experiments will be introduced, with emphasis on the possibilities offered by instrumentation and control systems. Participants will learn to handle and efficiently use the available cameras, sensors and control systems at the CodTech automated first feeding rig in different types of experiments. Opportunities for applying monitoring and control tools in different production systems will be evaluated. Another objective of the course will be demonstrating how to apply remote access tools in sea-based aquaculture at the Aquaculture Engineering (ACE) exposed farming site. Course participants will visit corner stone aquaculture companies in the coastal region of Frøya, and will be given the opportunity to interact with Norwegian industry representatives.

COURSE CONTENT
Main parts of the course:

  • First feeding and on-growing aquaculture
  • E-Infrastructure opportunities
  • Control Systems
  • Remote Monitoring

COURSE ORGANISERS
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning (SINTEF), SeaLab, Trondheim, Norway.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Master’s students in aquaculture, automation and process control, Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Facility operators and researchers in aquaculture research infrastructures
  • Aquaculture staff with development and operation responsibility (producers, suppliers)

COURSE TUTORS

  • Elin Kjørsvik (Professor at NTNU, Dept of Biology)
  • Jan Ove Evjemo (Senior researcher at NTNU, Dept of Biology)
  • Jo Arve Alfredsen (Associate Professor at NTNU, Dept of Engineering Cybernetics)
  • Morten Alver (Adjunct Associate Professor at NTNU, Dept of Engineering Cybernetics)
  • Gunnar Senneset (Senior researcher at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture)
  • Ep Eding (Senior researcher/lecturer at Wageningen University)

LOCATION
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Centre of Fisheries and Aquaculture and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture SeaLab, Brattørkaia 17C, 7010 Trondheim, Norway. Full day excursion to an exposed sea-cage salmon farming site and to the aquaculture region of Frøya.

TIME AND DATE
Commences at 8:30am Monday 19 May 2014 and concludes at 3:00pm Thursday 22 May 2014: Four days including excursion.

REGISTRATION
To register participants are requested to complete an application form and submit it along with their CV and a letter of motivation for attending the course to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The application form can be downloaded by clicking here. In the case of the course being oversubscribed, priority will be given to those with active interests in the topic. Places will be confirmed at least one month before the start of the training course. Admittance to the course will be confirmed officially. Please do not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation.

FEES
Course attendance is FREE, thanks to EC FP7 funding. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel, subsistence and accommodation.

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS
20 people (CV & description of motivation for wanting to attend the course may be used as selection criteria).

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION AND MATERIAL
English

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