News and events
Seminar: Supporting Sustainable Oyster Aquaculture for the Atlantic Region of Europe, 3 December 2013, London (UK)
The SEAFARE consortium cordially invites you to attend the stakeholder seminar ‘Supporting Sustainable Oyster Aquaculture for the Atlantic Region of Europe’. This free of charge 1-day event will take place on Tuesday the 3rd of December 2013 in the London Friends House (www.friendshouse.co.uk), in London (UK). The event will focus on the oyster aquaculture industry for the Atlantic region of Europe and aims to address oyster producers, as well as policy makers and environmental managers involved in regulation of the industry to which the project can offer baseline information. For more information check http://bit.ly/1aHH0b1
Places are limited, so please confirm your intention to attend this seminar via e-mail to email@example.com by 26 November latest.
Workpackage 5 meet in Frankfurt
Members of the working group on innovation in lifelong learning (workpackage 5) met at the NH Airport Hotel in Frankfurt on 16-17th September 2013 to drive forward plans for project workshops and publications. They were also joined by representatives from workpackages 1, 2 and 6 to work on cross-workpackage issues such as the use of innovative learning approaches in PhD level training.
Aqua-tnet is now on Google+
Aqua TT training course on Research Project Management
Aqua TT is running a short course on managing research projects from 22nd to 24th October 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. This practical three-day training workshop provides participants with (i) an understanding of the lifecycle of EC-funded research projects, (ii) a skillset to increase their ability to efficiently project manage their work, and (iii) the opportunity to apply these skills to real issues that occur in research projects.
Aqua-tnet page on Scoop.it!
There is now an Aqua-tnet page on the Scoop.it! news site. This mixes updates about the project with relevant items on aquaculture, education and training from around the web. There is also a facility for anyone with a Scoop.it! account to add comments to any article. If you find our monthly newsletters too infrequent and don't like using Facebook, this could be the service for you!
Aqua-tnet presentations at Aquaculture Europe 2013, 9-12 August 2013, Trondheim (Norway) (updated)
At Aquaculture Europe 2013, the work and achievements of Aqua-tnet were clearly visible as there were 2 oral presentations on Aqua-tnet. WP1 leader Odd Ivar Lekang presented ‘AQUACASE 3.0 – an innovative way to create interaction between academia and the industry’ during the Interact special session. WP7 leader Marieke Reuver presented ‘Aqua-tnet: networking, innovation and aspiration’, at the Communication & Transfer session. Previously the EAS Student Group hosted a student workshop featuring an introduction to Aqua-tnet and presentations by Magdolna Trenovszki (WP6), Marieke Reuver (WP7), Michael Moulton (WP1) and Margaret Eleftheriou (WP5).
In addition to these presentations and special sessions, AquaTT maintained a dissemination table at AE2013 receiving many visitors.
EATIP Annual Meeting 2013 (updated)
The European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform has now been officially recognised as a European Technology Platform as a forum for developing strategic research and innovation plans for public and private sector support.
AQUAEXCEL - Specialist short training courses for aquaculture researchers
The EU funded AQUAEXCEL project is now inviting applications for a further two specialist training courses. The first - "Contribution of genomic approaches to the development of sustainable aquaculture for temperate and Mediterranean fish" will be held in Rennes, France, from 16-18 October 2013. The second - "The application of chromosome set manipulations and the importance of gamete collection and management in aquaculture" will be held in Stirling, UK, from 18-22 November 2013. Further detail and application forms are available from http://www.aquaexcel.eu/training_courses/
European Parliament publish draft report on "Rethinking Education"
The European Parliament have published a draft response to the Communication from the European Commission (COM(2012) 669 Final) "Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes". The tone is very supportive and stresses again the need for more creative partnerships between industry and different education and training providers and improved focus on flexible lifelong learning.
FEAP Annual Report Published
FEAP has published its 2012 annual report. As last year this edition also gives a comprehensive overview of European fish farming and the issues affecting its development. Several case studies provide reference points, showing how the sector can react and develop.
The report highlights different issues that reflect the needs and concerns of the profession, combining technical, legislative and strategic topics, each of which affects how European fish farming can develop in the most sustainable way, including economic, environmental and social considerations.
New YouTube Playlists
YouTube has become the most popular platform for sharing video and there is now a wealth of resources that are valuable for learners including many in our field of aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management. The Aqua-tnet channel on YouTube has a growing number of playlists that should be of interest to both students and teachers. If you have video material on YouTube that you would like to see featured in this way, please send us a link via the "Contact Us" menu item at the top of this page.
Journal Links Page Added
A new Academic Journal Links page has been added to the site with the aim of making research as accessible as possible for learners of all ages. You can click through to individual journals to see tables of content for current and past issues and read open access articles directly (or others if your organisation has a subscription). You are also encouraged to make use of RSS feeds so that you are alerted to the latest content through your browser or e-mail client.
Aqua-tnet at LINQ 2013, 16-17 May
Aqua-tnet Annual Event 2013, Istanbul (Turkey), 13-14 March
The Aqua-tnet Annual Event 2013 was successfully held and presentations are now available on the event page via the link above.
Aqua-tnet @ AQUA2012 in Prague (1-5 September 2012)
Aqua-tnet was represented at the AQUA2012 event, which was held in Prague from 1-5 September 2012. The abstract "Aqua-tnet: taking European education to the next level" had been accepted for an oral presentation, and was presented by Marieke Reuver at the "Education, Extension, and Technology Transfer" session. Aqua-tnet coordinator John Bostock gave a presentation on "The aquaculture knowledge economy: boom or bust?" at that same session.
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Aqua-tnet on Facebook
If you are a Facebook addict, or just an occasional user, you can keep up with the latest events, discussions and photos about aqua-tnet in our new Aqua-tnet Facebook Group. You will need to join the group to see the posts and add your own updates.
Blog and LinkedIn Discussions Launched
As a way of enabling broader and deeper discussion on topics relevant to Aqua-tnet members we have launched a Blog page where members are welcome to raise a topic for debate or give a personal view (Link also in top menu bar). The page has links to the internal Discussion Forum, and also to a new Aqua-tnet Discussion Group on LinkedIn. To access the latter you will need to have a LinkedIn account and will need to apply to join the group. We look forward to seeing you there.
Aqua-tnet has been approached by several talented and motivated young individuals from around the world looking to work as interns in renowned businesses. Internships are not only an excellent way for graduates to gain new skills but are also a way for companies to gain access to fresh ideas and new ways of looking at things. Interns can greatly increase your company's productivity and provide a means of finding potential full-time candidates.
Information on candidates interests and contact details will be made available at http://www.aquatnet.com/index.php/167/internships/.
Please check the calendar for all upcoming events