AquaTT Training News - February 2009

Author: AquaTT

Date: 28 Feb 2009


February 2009

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1. Education

2. Collaboration

  • EATIP AGM and Stakeholders Meeting Outcomes

3. Announcements

4. Other

5. Student corner 


Workshop: The Changing Marine Environment in the 21st Century, 26th - 27th March 2009, Dove Marine Laboratory Newcastle University (UK)

This workshop is part of a year long programme of celebrations to mark the Centenary of the Dove Marine Laboratory. The central focus will be the future role of European Marine Science stations and research institutes in supporting marine biological research. To register for the workshop visit Download a registration form and email or post it to: If you would like more information about the workshop, please contact Dr Nick Blackwood at or +44(0)191 222 3059.

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International Symposium and EFI+ Workshop: Improving the ecological status of fish communities in inland waters, 30 March - 3 April 2009, Hull (UK)

Along with disseminating the results of the EFI+ project to the scientific community, administrators, and stakeholders; the symposium will extend the discussion on the strategies needed to implement successfully current environmental legislation with respect to improving the status of fish communities.  In addition to the symposium a one-day workshop (3rd April 2009) for managers and end-users will be held to present and use the tools produced in the EFI+ project. Register at ( or email

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Fisheries data collection and analysis, 6 - 24 April 2009, Wageningen (the Netherlands)

In this course participants will learn to appraise what information is essential (both socio-economic and fisheries science information). For more information:

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Professional training course: ‘Design of breeding programs for aquaculture’, 21-23 April 2009, Wageningen (the Netherlands)

The aim of this 3-day course is to provide people working in the field of fish (re)production with the knowledge that will enable them to design a simple breeding program, evaluate the costs and benefits of a breeding program, and to discuss sophisticated breeding programs with professional breeding organizations. Registration through the website:

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Workshop: The ontogeny of the fish immune system, 4-5 May 2009, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

The Danish Fish Immunology Research Network, in collaboration with the research school SCOFDA (Sustainable Control of Fish Diseases in Aquaculture) will organise a two day workshop.  Submitted papers are also welcome. Deadline for registration is April 1, 2009. For more information visit

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Advanced Seminar: Use of geographic information systems for fisheries and aquaculture planning and management, 8-19 June 2009, Zaragoza (Spain)

This seminar addresses the spatial components of fisheries and aquaculture planning and management, within the context of the most recent use of the GIS tool.  The deadline for the submission of applications is 16 March 2009. For more information visit

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MSc programmes in Aquaculture related subjects, University of Stirling UK

A series of multi-disciplinary 11-month Masters Programmes in aquaculture is available from September 2009. SAAS and Fishmongers Society studentships for EU students are available for the following programmes; Sustainable Aquaculture, Aquaculture and the Environment, Aquaculture Development, Aquaculture Nutrition, Aquaculture Business Management and Aquaculture Systems. For more information see:

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New MSc Program in Aquatic Science and Technology, Denmark

The new MSc program offers a unique combination of biology, mathematics and technology and addresses global challenges in climate, environment and food resources. The program starts in September 2009 and is being developed collaboratively by the Technical University of Denmark and University of Copenhagen. Further information from

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MSc in Marine Resource Management, Heriot-Watt University, Orkney (UK)

This 12-month full time MSc course considers the sustainable development, use, conservation and management of marine resources. The semester starts in September 2009. For more information visit or email Eileen MacKay

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PhD course in Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology, 3-21 August 2009, University of Southern Denmark

A PhD course in Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology is being offered by the University of Southern Denmark, through the international Ph.D. school SOAS ( The tentative application deadline is 15 May 2008. Applications for travel support are accepted from foreign students. For more information please visit

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EATIP AGM and Stakeholders Meeting Outcomes

The 1st Annual General Assembly of the EATIP and 3rd EATIP stakeholders meeting was held in Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium 3rd February 2009.  Please find below the link to the EATIP webpage where you can view or download the presentations made, as well as the list of participants:

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Please check the AquaTT Calendar

Please check for a comprehensive overview of all Marine Sector related events, including details. Due to the overwhelming amount of Events in the Maritime sector, AquaTT decided to provide you with a supplement to the AquaTT Training News, specifically for the Announcements. The Announcements supplement is sent out out together with Training News. Please CLICK HERE to go to the archived Announcement Supplements.

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European Maritime Day 20th May 2009

The week around the European Maritime Day will be an opportunity to hold events which raise awareness of the value of the sea and the various maritime sectors for the lives of Europe's citizens. The European Commission, will host a European Maritime Day Stakeholder Conference in Rome, Italy from 19 - 20 May 2009. For more information visit or email

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FAO releases new "State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2008" report

The FAO has released its latest "State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture" (SOFIA) report, with a focus on the effects of climate change. According to the report, aquaculture now accounts for 47% of all fish consumed by humans as food. To read the full report visit

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CALL: International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture (IJFA)

The IJFA is calling for papers. Details are available on their website Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, send your resume to

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CALL: Abstracts and papers for Second International Workshop on Biology of Fish Gametes, 9 - 11 September, 2009, Valencia (Spain)

All submitted manuscripts from oral presentations and posters will go through peer-review and will be considered for publication in the Journal of Applied Ichthyology. Deadline for abstracts is May 30, 2009 and deadline for papers is September 9, 2009. For more information visit

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AquaRing – Online resource bringing European resources on the aquatic world to you

AquaRing is a European project to set up an innovative semantic demonstration portal for digital content on the aquatic world. The goal of this online resource is to allow access to a wealth of multimedia digital material and documents, with a particular focus on sustainable use of the world’s oceans. The portal makes use of innovative, multilingual semantic web technology to facilitate intuitive access. For more information visit

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LIFECYCLE project targets competitive, sustainable fish farming

The EU-funded LIFECYCLE project is targeting the development of a knowledge-base on fish lifecycles for competitive, sustainable European aquaculture through a combination of question-problem driven approaches. For further information please visit and

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Launch of Google Ocean

 “Increasing awareness of the seas and knowledge of the oceans is a central objective of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy. In this respect, Google Ocean is a tool which is in line with our own objectives of making marine knowledge more accessible to the interested or concerned citizen as well as other stakeholders.” Dr. Joe Borg, February 2009. For the full news article visit

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The Ray Lankester Investigatorship

The Marine Biological Association of the UK funds the above fellowship for short research visits to its Plymouth Laboratory.  The current value of the Ray Lankester Investigatorship is £1,500 per calendar month for a maximum of five months. Closing date for 2009/10 is 13th March 2009. For more information see website: and to top

EU Project on participatory research in fisheries science - bridging the knowledge gap between fishermen and science

GAP1 supports the development of innovative fisheries management in Europe. Both science and industry partners of GAP1 are committed to building the capacity to collaborate in participatory research. For more information and the GAP1 newsletter, please visit:

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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) and job-seekers can post CVs, thus facilitating human resource development in the industry.

At the moment there are 16 new vacancies:

If you are interested in posting a job vacancy or registering for the service, please go to or contact

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Student Corner

Workshop of the EAS-Student Group at Aquaculture Europe 2009 (Norway)

The EAS Student Group will organise a workshop on the 15th of August within the AE2009 conference in Trondheim, Norway. Topics covered include Time Planning and Project Management during PhD Study, AQUA-TNET and others. Participants must be registered for the AE2009. Ten travel grants will be awarded to EAS-SG members (deadline for application: 15th of April). For additional information visit or email

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Field Trip of the EAS-Student Group at Aquaculture Europe 2009 (Norway)

The EAS-SG will organise a field trip in Trondheim, Norway on the 14th of August. Participants will visit a Salmon Farm which produces smolts in recirculating aquaculture systems and a Cod Farm which produces juveniles in flow-through systems. This student field trip is free for EAS-SG members, however registration is required (deadline of registration: 27th of March). For additional information visit our webpage or email us at

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