AquaTT Training News - March 2010

Author: AquaTT

Date: 31 Mar 2010


March 2010

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1. Education

2. Announcements

Announcements supplement is sent out with Training News. Please CLICK HERE to go to the archives. Please CLICK HERE for the AquaTT Calendar which gives you a comprehensive overview of events in the sector.

    3. Collaboration

    3. Other

    4. PiscesTT Jobs

    5. Student corner


    AquaTT - leading Irish SME engaging in pan-European research projects

    Dublin-based AquaTT Ltd is a leading Irish SME engaging in pan-European research projects to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the EU, using funding from the largest European R&D funding programme ever, the Seventh EU Framework Programme. FP7 is designed to respond to Europe’s competitiveness and quality. The c50 billion fund is seen as a major asset in the EU’s fight against the current economic crisis with its ring-fenced budget growing every year by 13% until 2013.

    AquaTT has been awarded four contracts exceeding a total of 1.1 M, having responded to the 2009 Call for Proposals, making a contribution to the national target of winning c600m in EU R&D funding by 2013. More information can be found on the AquaTT website

    AquaTT has optimised this valuable opportunity to participate in high-calibre research collaborations with European counterparts, offering professional services in the area of knowledge management with an emphasis on moving new discoveries from the research stage to key stakeholder groups and the marketplace.

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    EQF project VALLA presents interesting results on Validation of Lifelong Learning in Aquaculture at final conference in Brussels

    The EC-funded VALLA project – Validation of All Lifelong Learning in Aquaculture ( has taken some important steps towards acknowledging the value of learning and experience acquired through working in the aquaculture sector. At the VALLA final conference, held in Brussels on 30th March 2010, participants from all over Europe met to find out about the project and to use and benefit from its results. 

    VALLA developed a dedicated software tool based on existing European Best Practice in defining programmes and courses. The tool is able to create courses in terms of competences and learning outcomes, from any sort of non-formal training.  As it is hoped that by using the tool, units drafted in this way could be of sufficient quality to be submitted to competent bodies for validation and credit valuation, accreditation bodies from several European countries had been asked for their feedback on the VALLA methodology. Comments from participants pointed out that the VALLA methodology uses the same approach as the accreditation bodies, so it could be a very useful and valuable tool, not only for the aquaculture sector, but for any sector, as the methodology and tool are generic.

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    The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) offers courses led by high-profile scientists and instructors


    FAO call on Codes of Practice and Better Management Practices in Aquaculture

    The FAO Aquaculture Service is calling for contributions to the development of a worldwide overview and databank of Codes of Practice, Codes of Conduct, Best (Better) Management Practices, Technical Guidelines, etc. in aquaculture. More details about this initiative are available at

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    Call for abstracts -2nd International Congress & Exhibition on Aquatic Animal Health Management and Diseases 26-27 October 2010, Veterinary Council, I.R. (Iran)

    Deadline for submission is 20 June 2010. For more information please visit

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    Call for papers - 40th Anniversary & Annual Meeting of WEFTA, 4-7 October 2010, Izmir (Turkey)

    WEFTA is a major conference focusing on seafood technology. The theme for 40thyear's meeting is 'Seafood: Getting most, serving best...'. Deadline for abstracts is 14 May 2010. For more information please visit

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    Call for proposals on Support for European cooperation in Education and Training (ECET) EACEA/10/2010

    The call is open to the countries participating in the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme (EU-27, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey). Deadline for applications is 16 July 2010. For more information please visit

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    ICES Awards - Call for nominations

    The ICES Awards Committee is inviting nominations for the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award. Candidates can also be nominated for the Prix d'Excellence Award. The closing date for nominations is 1 June 2010. For more information please visit

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    Success stories in Asian aquaculture - free download

    The book is unique in its in-depth presentation of primary research on Asian aquaculture, and in demonstrating how aquaculture can have a lasting positive impact on livelihoods, food security, and sustainable development. To download the book please visit

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    PiscesTT Jobs

    Job vacancies, MSc & PhD vacancies and student placements on WWW.PISCESTTJOBS.COM

    PISCES TT jobs is a valuable free tool for employers, employees & students in the aquatic resources. Its service aims to foster an efficient means by which to link job-seekers, students, graduates and others seeking work and placements in the aquaculture, fisheries, and related sciences sectors with companies and organisations seeking qualified employees. Employers can post job vacancies (including permanent, temporary job vacancies, MSc/PhD and student placement positions) facilitating human resource development in the industry.

    At the moment there are 17 new vacancies. If you are interested in viewing or posting a job vacancy please go to or contact Subscribe at for live
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    Student corner

    Fourth International Student Conference on Advanced Science and Technology (ICAST), 25-26 May 2010, Ege University, Izmir (Turkey)

    The aim of the conference is to promote the international exchange among graduate students and young researchers such as post-doctoral fellows in the varieties fields of advanced science and technology. For more information please visit

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    The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) offers courses led by high-profile scientists and instructors

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