It has catered for 900 000 learning mobility periods of European citizens, of which more than 720 000 by students and almost 180 000 by teachers/trainers/staff. More than 50 000 European organisations have taken part in various forms of co-operation activities. To read the report visit http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2011:0413:FIN:EN:PDF.
HEALTHY FUTURES – Anticipating Future Climate Change Impacts on Water-related Vector-borne Diseases through International & Inter-disciplinary Collaboration HEALTHY FUTURES is an EU funded seventh framework programme (FP7) project led by Trinity College, University of Dublin (Ireland) which launched in January 2011. The project focuses on three water-related, high-impact vector-borne diseases (VBDs) (malaria, Rift Valley fever and schistosomiasis) in eastern Africa (comprising the countries of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania).
It will take into account environmental and climatic trends and changes in socio-economic conditions to predict future risk outbreaks and impact (direct and indirect) on human health. The aim of the project is to increase quality of life and contribute towards the reduction of disease burden, help to reduce poverty and increase health and well-being.
At the kick-off meeting, project coordinator Professor David Taylor of Trinity College Dublin stated, "Outbreaks of water related, vector borne diseases such as malaria, have complex relationships with environmental conditions. As environmental conditions change, such as through climate and land use changes, then the incidence of disease outbreaks is likely to change. Although all those living in areas where conditions become conducive to disease outbreaks are vulnerable, generally the most marginalised members of society are at greatest risk. HEALTHY FUTURES aims to minimise these risks by improving our ability to predict and to communicate the extent and severity of future outbreaks under different environmental change scenarios". To read the latest press article click here.
The second partner meeting will be held in Kampala, Uganda, 10 – 11 October 2011. For more information download the project factsheet or visit the project website; http://www.healthyfutures.eu/.
Stakeholder input is valued highly in the COEXIST project and at the latest project meeting (7-9 June 2011, Lisbon) several governmental institutions and aquaculture industries of the Iberian Peninsula had the opportunity to explain the main problems they encounter for running their activities in their coastal zones.
The COEXIST project is developing models that will help stakeholders in their decision making processes related to coastal zone management. The main strengths of these models are that they can be used to simulate different conditions (for example how a new policy will affect the system) but they can also calculate the best parameters for balancing competing activities and give advice on policy matters. The integration of the selected models is the key to help the decision process. To read the full article click here.
Reminder: Aqua-RET 2: Free Environmental Assessment Course - Marine Energy Projects, 14 September 2011, Madeira Island, Portugal
The Environmental Assessment Course is one of a series of new face-2-face courses being developed by the Aqua-RET consortium. The target audience of this course includes project developers, regulators, environmental consultees and other involved / interested entities in the marine renewable sector. The course comprises 5 units each developed for 3 different levels where the introductory level (Level 1) will be available online. The medium (Level 2) and advance level (Level 3) will be covered in the present workshop.
Participation is free and registrations will be accepted on a first come basis. Please register immediately if you are interested. Email for registration: firstname.lastname@example.org (Janete Gonçalves). Download the agenda here (PDF). We would be very grateful if you could also bring this email to the attention of your colleagues who may also be interested in attending. For more information on the Aqua-RET 2 visit www.aquaret.com.
The Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for research and development projects in the following areas:
- Scottish Aquaculture’s Utilisation Of Environmental Resources
- Environmental, Regulatory And Best Practice Implications Of The Use Of Wellboats To Treat Atlantic Salmon For Sea Lice
- Sediment Sulphide Response To Organic Loading
- Scoping The Potential For Improved Environmental Management Systems For Shellfish Farming
- Monitoring And Eradication Of Invasive And Non-Native Species In Aquaculture Units
It will also provide free access to all in-house publications of SEAFDEC/AQD. Full-text digitized copies of fishfarmer-friendly materials like books, handbooks, policy guidebooks, conference proceedings, extension manuals, institutional reports, annual reports (AQD Highlights), and newsletters (SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, Aqua Farm News, AquaDept News and AQD Matters) can be retrieved and downloaded. For more information and to view the repository visit http://repository.seafdec.org.ph/
The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires Member States to develop marine strategies in order to maintain or achieve good environmental status by 2020 and ensure the sustainable use of marine goods and services. For more information visit http://cordis.europa.eu/search/index.cfm?fuseaction=tenders.document&TEN_RCN=33689
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