AquaTT Training News - May 2010

Author: AquaTT

Date: 28 May 2010


May 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

    4. Other

    5. PiscesTT Jobs

    6. Student corner


    VALLA project Best Practice Guidelines on how to create a European Sectoral Occupational Map

    The EC-funded project VALLA has recently come to a close with a final conference in Brussels in March 2010. The aims of the VALLA project were to support the realisation of a European area for lifelong learning, building transparency and trust. One of the focuses of the project was on the development of step by step Best Practice Guidelines on how to create a European Sectoral Occupational Map. An Occupational Map is essentially a report describing the main features and characteristics of an industry or sector. It gives a picture of the sector in terms of its coverage and boundaries, providing information on the numbers employed, industry trends, job titles and job roles. In this way it contributes to the context and background for the development of national occupational standards for a sector. As such it is an important first stage in the process of developing a national framework as it analyses the professional areas covered. This is a very useful guide and will be of interest to anyone wishing to create a European Occupational map for their own sector. To access the guide please click here.

    For further information, please visit or contact Marieke Reuver at

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    Reminder: Aqua-RET 2 – Identifying the labour market needs of the Marine Renewables sector

    This is a reminder that that the EU-funded project Aqua-RET 2 is currently carrying out a needs analysis of the marine renewables sector. The eye-catching poster series of marine renewable technologies produced in Aqua-RET 1 were well received at the recent All Energy 2010 event in Aberdeen. The Aqua-RET 2 consortium would appreciate if you could forward this link to interested colleagues for their input: 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


    Call for Proposals 2010: Life+ Programme

    The 2010 call for proposals for the LIFE+ Programme has now opened, with up to €243 million available for co-financing of projects.   LIFE+ aims at co-funding actions in the field of nature conservation (LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity) as well as in other fields of the environment that are of European interest (LIFE+ Environment and Governance). A third component of LIFE+ aims specifically at co-funding information and communication activities for the environment (LIFE+ Information and Communication).

    For further details, email: Closing date for receipt of proposals is 1st September 2010 or please click here.

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    OECD Co-operative Research Programme - Marine Institute (Ireland)

    The Co-operative Research Programme of the OECD is currently inviting proposals from eligible applicants under its Sponsorship Programme 2010-2014.  The objective and work of the Programme are anchored in both a policy and scientific environment in the fields of food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries and are co-ordinated under the following
    Closing date: 5th September. For more information please click here.

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    Call for papers - 'Fifth International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences' 22-26 August 2011, Wellington (New Zealand)

    The primary objectives of the Fifth Symposium are the same as in the past i.e. to highlight developments and applications of GIS/Spatial analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences; to exchange ideas and information; and to suggest further improvements, techniques and applications of GIS/Spatial analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences.

    Deadline 30 September 2011. For more information please visit

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    Call for proposals - Seafood Summit 2011, 31 January - 2 February 2011 Vancouver (Canada)

    SeaWeb's Seafood Choices is now accepting proposals for panels, presentations and workshops. Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking with the goal of making the seafood marketplace environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Full information can be found at

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    Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) announces the launch of its redesigned website

    Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) is pleased to announce the launch of its completely redesigned website. This fulfills the commitment to raise the profile of AwF and improve fundraising activities that Dr Barry Costa-Pierce and Dr. Mudnakudu Nandeesha, international co-chairs, made at the AwF Board of Directors meeting 26 September 2009 during the World Aquaculture Society conference in Veracruz, Mexico. The AwF Board of Directors hopes visitors will find the new website informative and that it provides a clear and comprehensive view of our work to date. To view the website please visit

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    Launch of DG MARE's new websites online

    The European Commission has launched new websites. To view the sites please visit Fisheries: Atlas of the Seas:

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    Third ASSEMBLE call for applications is now open

    ASSEMBLE partners are developing an integrated infrastructure to optimize the possibilities for European scientists to excel in research on marine ecosystems and marine biological models using the most advanced approaches in modern biology. On-site and remote access is available for marine research projects. The third ASSEMBLE call for applications is now open. You can apply for on-site access to the ASSEMBLE infrastructure sites for the period December 2010 - May 2011. Deadline 15 September 2010. For more information 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 13 new vacancies. If you are interested in viewing or posting a job vacancy please go to or contact Subscribe at for live
    RSS updates of new job postings.

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    Student corner

    Student submissions to AquaTT Training News

    We welcome submissions from current students interested in presenting their views and experiences on the industry and education in Europe. The newsletter reaches more than 5000 recipients on a monthly basis and will serve as a good forum to get your ideas out to the differing sectors involved in the industry. An email stating your background and the potential title of your article should be sent to for review.

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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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