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  • Face-to-Face Training Course: Fish Nutrition and Feeding – DEADLINE 29 July 2019 – NOW OPEN

    Course overviewImage of leaflet

    What are the raw materials used or going to be used in future aquafeeds? How do we formulate aquafeeds? What are the main technologies used for aquafeed production? What are the current research topics on fish nutrition? By answering these questions, this training course will help you to gain solid knowledge on fish nutrition, physiology and feeding. This course will address macro- and micro-nutrients and energy requirements, the evaluation of feedstuff and diet digestibility, the link between feed intake and growth as well as feed formulation and production technology. This training course will also address the environmental impact of aquaculture and feed production, interaction of nutrition with genetics, ongoing research on fish nutrition and feeding and the use of alternative feed ingredients.

    Course content

    Training will be provided through lectures, practical exercises, field visits and an industry seminar.

    Lectures topics will include;

    • Fish physiology
    • Research
    • Feeding
    • Ingredients
    • Digestibility
    • Formulation
    • Extrusion
    • Nutrition requirements

    Course participants will take part in a technical visit to INRA’s fish farm facilities which include tanks in a raceway system adapted to the implementation of growth and metabolism trials. The fish farm also hosts experimental facilities for the production of experimental extruded feed.
    This training course will also include the opportunity for participants to visit a feed factory exclusively dedicated to the aquaculture sector.

    This course will include a dedicated mini industry seminar on fish nutrition and feeding, facilitating interactive discussions between all participants and industry representatives from aquafeed, insect and yeast production companies and fish farms. The mini industry seminar will include short opinion presentations from aquaculture industry stakeholders on the future of fish nutrition.


    It is possible for industry stakeholders to attend only the seminar. 

    To register please contact Sandrine Skiba: sandrine.skiba@inra.fr

    Date & Time

    This course will take place from Monday the 18th of November until Friday the 22nd of November, at INRA Aquapôle, Saint Pée sur Nivelle, France.

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for professionals from the fish feed industry who are interested in updating their knowledge on fish nutrition and new aquafeeds formulation. Students who are interested in specialising in fish nutrition are also welcome on this course. The course is also open to companies producing new feed ingredients (insect, micro and macroalgae, pre or probiotics) who would like to discover opportunities to enlarge their market to the fish feed production sector.

    Course Organisers 

    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) UMR1419 NUMEA (Nutrition, Métabolisme, Aquaculture), France with the assistance and expertise of Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (Spain), Wageningen University (WU) (the Netherlands) and University of Stirling (UoS) (United Kingdom).

    Course Tutors:

    Name: Sandrine Skiba
    Position: Research Director
    Organisation: INRA NUMEA
    Contact details: sandrine.skiba@inra.fr

    Name: Stéphane Panserat
    Position: Research Director
    Organisation: INRA NUMEA
    Contact details: stephane.panserat@inra.fr

    General Data Protection Regulation

    The AQUAEXCEL2020 project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering AQUAEXCEL2020 training courses is therefore subject to GDPR. Please review our Data Management Policy here.

    It is a requirement of GDPR that all data subjects (i.e. training course applicants) give explicit consent to the storage and processing of their personal data. A separate GDPR Consent Form is therefore provided, and this must be completed by an individual applying for an AQUAEXCEL2020 training course. This should be attached to the training course application.

    Registration

    To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie,  with the subject line:  AQUAEXCEL2020 /TrainingCourse_Nutrition_INRA 

    • Completed Registration Form - Here
    • CV / Résumé
    • A Letter of Motivation
    • Completed GDPR Consent Form - Here

     

    The application deadline is 29th July 2019: NOW OPEN

     

    Further information

    Course attendance is free, thanks to European Union Horizon 2020 funding. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel, subsistence and accommodation. Places will be confirmed, at the latest, two months before the start of the training course. Admittance to the course will be confirmed officially through e-mail.

    Please do not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation of your place on the course.

    For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

  • Face-to-Face Training Course: Planning and conducting experimental infection trials in fish – DEADLINE 22 July 2019 – APPLY NOW

    Course overview

    This face-to-face training course will focus on considerations needed for both theTraining course leaflet planning phase and conduction of experimental infection trials (including viruses, bacteria and parasites) in fish. Husbandry and management of typical freshwater and saltwater species (e.g. salmonids, carp, marine non-salmonids) will be covered in order to properly manage fish health during the study and to comply with humane endpoints. General considerations when designing an infection trial including infection methods, sampling methods, sampling size, diagnostic procedures, statistical considerations and survival analysis will be introduced. The training course will include planning trials in prophylaxis and treatment.

    Course content

    The course will consist of five days of training through traditional lectures and practical exercises.
    The course will include an industry mini seminar, organised on the final day (Friday 15 November), which will be a unique opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with industry stakeholders in the field.

    Lectures topics will include;

    • Experimental infection fish trials
    • Fish health and physiology
    • Husbandry of carps, salmonids and marine non-salmonid species
    • Sampling procedures
    • Survival analysis
    • Sample size
    • Designing trials

    It is possible for industry stakeholders to attend only the industry seminar, without attending the full training course. A separate registration form for attendance at the seminar only will be available here in the coming weeks.

    Date & Time

    This course will take place from Monday the 11th of November until Friday the 15th of November, at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) Aqua, Lyngby, Denmark.

    Target Audience

    This course may be of interest to PhD students, researchers, fish farm health managers, and research employees such as those in the pharma industry with an interest in experimental studies of infectious diseases.

    Course Organisers 

    Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) Aqua (Denmark) with the assistance and expertise of Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (Spain), Nemzeti Agrárkutatási és Innovációs Központ (NAIK) (Hungary) and University of Stirling (UoS) (United Kingdom).

    Contact: Tine Moesgaard Iburg (DTU): timi@aqua.dtu.dk

    Course Tutors:

    Niccoló Vendramin Veterinarian, DVM, PhD

    Position: Coordinator of European Reference Laboratories for fish disease

    Organisation: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) Aqua (Denmark)

    Contact details: niven@aqua.dtu.dk

    Niccoló Vendramin PhD thesis entitled: “Piscine orthoreovirus. Distribution, characterization and experimental infections in salmonids,” is a multidisciplinary project where traditional virological methods, immunochemical staining, novel molecular methods and in-vivo experimental trials have been combined to study this newly described virus. Currently Niccoló is fully re-integrated in his role as coordinator of European Reference laboratory for fish diseases, and working in the unit for Fish and Shellfish diseases now located at DTU Aqua.

     

    Professor Niels Jørgen Olesen, DVM, Ph.D

    Position: Head of Unit

    Organisation: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) Aqua (Denmark)

    Contact details: njol@aqua.dtu.dk

    Professor Olesen’s research interests are fish diseases with a focus on their surveillance and control, on prophylaxis, and on development of diagnostic methods. His activities include studies on host-pathogen interactions, on serological response, vaccine development and genetic resistance, development of immunochemical methods such as immunoflourescence, ELISA, immunohistochemistry for pathogen detection. They also include disease pathogenesis studies and molecular and immunological pathogen characterization, epidemiology and health management in aquaculture and risk analysis.

     

    Niels Lorenzen

    Position: Professor

    Organisation: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) Aqua (Denmark)

    Contact details: nilo@aqua.dtu.dk

    Professor Niels Lorenzen’s research interests include immunology/vaccinology and virology/microbiology with emphasis on host-pathogen interactions and disease prophylaxis in fish. His interests also include characterization of innate and adaptive protective mechanisms of the animal host as well as pathogen virulence parameters, and use of infection models in fish for development of testing of basic and applied prophylactic and therapeutic concepts based on biotechnology, as well as for understanding occurrence and propagation of infectious diseases.

     

    Anders Stockmarr

    Position: Associate Professor

    Organisation: DTU Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

    Contact details: anst@dtu.dk

    Anders Stockmarr is a statistician with a strong record in Biostatistics and engineering applications.

     

    Peter Vilhelm Skov

    Position: Associate Professor

    Organisation: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) Aqua (Denmark)

    Contact details: pvsk@aqua.dtu.dk

    Peter Skov works in the field of bioenergetics in aquaculture, specifically the dietary requirements for macronutrients in different fish species, how fish utilize their ingested energy, effects of environmental and water quality perturbations on energy partitioning and fuel use, the application of exercise in fishes, metabolism, activity levels, robustness, dominance, and growth. Furthermore, Peter conducts research on the importance of different types of dissolved gas in aquaculture, predominantly oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. This involves methods for determining dissolved levels, addition of gases, and their removal, efficiency and operational costs of aeration and degassing installations. This area also encompasses the importance of unbalanced gas levels in production, e.g. hypoxia, hypercapnia and gas supersaturation.

     

    Professor Alexandra (Sandra) Adams

    Position: Head of Fish Health

    Organisation: Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

    Contact details: alexandra.adams@stir.ac.uk; https://www.stir.ac.uk/people/255742

    Professor Alexandra (Sandra) Adams is Head of the Fish Health Group and team leader for the Immunology and Vaccinology Group at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling. She graduated from the University of Glasgow (BSc) and University College London (PhD) in Biochemistry and then moved to University of Stirling as the aquaculture industry was just beginning to expand in the UK. She has worked on the development of fish vaccines and rapid diagnostic tests since 1985 and is also the co-founder of Aquatic Diagnostics Ltd (www.aquaticdiagnostics.com), a spin-out company, marketing monoclonal antibodies for the identification of fish pathogens and detection of components of the fish immune system.

    Professor Adams has published over 180 papers and has worked with a variety of fish species developing experimental challenge models. Her main current research interests include fish vaccine development, host-pathogen interactions, development of multiplex tests for the detection of fish pathogens and components of the fish immune system, and elucidating the effects of feed components and novel feed additives on the immune system and disease susceptibility.

     

    László Ardó, PhD

    Position: Senior researcher

    Organisation: National Research and Innovation Centre, Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Szarvas, Hungary

    Contact details: ardo.laszlo@haki.naik.hu

    László Ardó wrote his PhD thesis on the application of herbal medicine extracts to improve health status and innate immune response of fish. His fields of study include the application of immunostimulants in aquaculture, the connection between the genetic background and innate immune response and the effects of stress on the immunity of fish. In 2018, László became the leader of the group of fish immunology in the Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation.

     

    Oswaldo Palenzuela

    Position: Research Scientist, CSIC

    Organisation: Inst. Aquaculture “Torre la Sal” (IATS-CSIC)

    Contact details: oswaldo.palenzuela@csic.es

    Oswaldo Palenzuela currently works at the Institute of Aquaculture “Torre de la Sal” (IATS), of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).  He is appointed Vice-Director of the Institute and Director of the Fish Diagnostics Service. During his scientific career, his activities have focused on the study of parasitic infections of fish, particularly on infections caused by protozoans and other microscopical endoparasites. His current research areas focus on diagnostics and identification of prophylactic and therapeutic targets for some of the major parasites affecting Spanish and European marine aquaculture. Since 2015 he is the diagnostics WP leader in Horizon 2020-funded project ParaFishControl.

    General Data Protection Regulation

    The AQUAEXCEL2020 project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering AQUAEXCEL2020 training courses is therefore subject to GDPR. Please review our Data Management Policy here.

    It is a requirement of GDPR that all data subjects (i.e. training course applicants) give explicit consent to the storage and processing of their personal data. A separate GDPR Consent Form is therefore provided, and this must be completed by an individual applying for an AQUAEXCEL2020 training course. This should be attached to the training course application.

    Registration

    To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie,  with the subject line:  AQUAEXCEL2020 /TrainingCourse_Infection_DTU 

    • Completed Registration Form - Here
    • CV / Résumé
    • A Letter of Motivation
    • Completed GDPR Consent Form - Here

     

    The application deadline is 22nd July 2019: NOW OPEN

     

    Further information

    Course attendance is free, thanks to European Union Horizon 2020 funding. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel, subsistence and accommodation. Places will be confirmed, at the latest, two months before the start of the training course. Admittance to the course will be confirmed officially through e-mail.

    Please do not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation of your place on the course.

    For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

  • Experimental data management from generating protocols to sharing data (ONGOING distance learning) - APPLY NOW

    Course provider: Institute of Complex Systems, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
    Location: Online course (non-live)
    Format: Three recorded lectures (each 90 minutes)

    Course overview

    The course will deal with best practice experimental data management, including all aspects from preparing experiment protocols to sharing data. It is based on the experimental data repository system developed in FP7-AQUAEXCEL called bioWES. bioWES is a distributed, knowledge-based repository for large datasets, typically applicable in biological and related sciences. The bioWES scientific data management solution provides full control over experiments, from protocol design, through data acquisition and processing to sharing final results.

    Participants will learn how to use the bioWES system for their own experimental work, using their own protocols and real experimental data. The aim is that by the end of the course, each participant will be able to install the bioWES system, create his or her own account, create unique experimental protocols based on their own specific needs, store their own experimental data, create connections between experimental protocols, cooperate with colleagues through sharing and visualize the overview of individual project steps. The participants will also be introduced to the special functionality of the system: data processing modules, plugins for communication with measurement devices and standardization support.

    The organizers will guide the users through every single step of the bioWES system, from installation to sharing of experimental data, during three one and a half hour sessions. The participant will use their own protocols and experimental data to test theoretical knowledge on real examples. The course will be available through standard internet browser for each registered participant, and participants will be able to ask questions. It is believed that the course is particularly useful for researchers involved in AQUAEXCEL2020 TransNational Access (TNA) projects.

    Course format

    Three separate lectures of 90 minutes each, video format (previously recorded)

    General Data Protection Regulation

    The AQUAEXCEL2020 project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering AQUAEXCEL2020 training courses is therefore subject to GDPR. Please review our Data Management Policy here.

    It is a requirement of GDPR that all data subjects (i.e. training course applicants) give explicit consent to the storage and processing of their personal data. A separate GDPR Consent Form is therefore provided, and this must be completed by an individual applying for an AQUAEXCEL2020 training course. This should be attached to the training course application.

    Registration

    E-mail your completed registration form (click here) and GDPR consent form (click here) to AquaTT (aquaexcel@aquatt.ie).

    Please indicate the following in the subject: AQUAEXCEL2020 / training course # 1 (JU)

    Further information

    For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

  • Using Modelling of scale effects as a tool for experimental design - (ONGOING distance learning) - APPLY NOW

    tCourse provider: SINTEF Ocean AS (SINTEF) 
    Location: Online Course. Full details on access will be provided after registration.
    Format: Two lecture series of about 1h and 1.5h respectively, in video

    Course overview

    This course will train researchers in the use of numerical models as efficient tools for designing experiments and gaining a better understanding of the interaction between biological and physical factors within aquaculture research, including growth, nutrition, waste production, water quality, water treatment and hydrodynamic flow fields. Participants will gain an understanding of the theoretical background for the numerical models used and an understanding of the practical use of the models in aquaculture research. For more information about this course see the Course Leaflet here 

    Date & Time

    The course will be available online from 30 January 2019 until September 2020. From 30 to 31 January 2019 the course teachers and experts will be online and available for direct interaction and immediate troubleshooting. From 1st February 2019, the teachers can be approached by email in case of questions.

    Course Tutors:

    Martin Fore - Associate Professor at NTNU

    Dr Føre has significant experience within modelling and simulation of fish in aquaculture situations and has published several papers on modelling fish behaviour in sea-cages. He was a post-doctoral research examining the scaling experiments completed in the FP7 project AQUAEXCEL and played a key role in developing the Precision Fish Farming concept, where the use of mathematical models as tools is an important element. In AQUAEXCEL2020, he works with model development. 

    Morten O. Alver - Associate Professor at NTNU

    Dr Alver has focused most of his research on marine modelling, ranging from oceanographic modelling of coastal current systems to the distribution of feed pellets inside fish cages. He was also a central researcher in the scaling experiments in AQUAEXCEL and was involved in developing Precision Fish Farming. His role in AQUAEXCEL2020 is to develop mathematical models.

    Finn Olav Bjørnson - Research Scientist at SINTEF

    Dr Bjørnson is an expert on software development and has worked on research and development solutions for remote monitoring on fish farming sites in Norway. He is the main architect behind the virtual laboratory that is developed in AQUAEXCEL2020 and that will be used in the exercises associated with this course.

    General Data Protection Regulation

    The AQUAEXCEL2020 project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering AQUAEXCEL2020 training courses is therefore subject to GDPR. Please review our Data Management Policy here.

    It is a requirement of GDPR that all data subjects (i.e. training course applicants) give explicit consent to the storage and processing of their personal data. A separate GDPR Consent Form is therefore provided, and this must be completed by an individual applying for an AQUAEXCEL2020 training course. This should be attached to the training course application.

    Registration

    E-mail your completed registration form (click here) and GDPR consent form (click here) to AquaTT (aquaexcel@aquatt.ie).

    Please indicate the following in the subject: AQUAEXCEL2020/DL training course SINTEF.

    Further information

    For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

  • Face to Face Training Course: Introductory Bioinformatic Course to Sequencing Data Processing - DEADLINE 21 June 2019 - NOW CLOSED

    Course overview

    Bioinformatics is a must-have skill required in every modern research lab. This coursLeaflete will explore the fundamentals of bioinformatics analysis. The participants will be provided with end-to-end hands-on training, along with an introduction to basic concepts, in using popular tools. Participants will gain an understanding of bioinformatics analysis in the context of aquaculture research. The key learning objectives are for participants to understand the utility of NGS for a range of aquaculture-related objectives and bioinformatics pipelines for NGS data, and to gain knowledge of specific pipelines for RADseq and RNAseq protocols.

    Course content

    Training will be provided through blended learning elements such as lectures, practical exercises and a mini industry seminar. 

    Lectures topics will include;

    • Unix/Linux command system and basic scripting
    • Sequence alignment (genomic and transcriptomic)
    • Variation calling (SNP)
    • RNA-Seq expression measurement
    • 16S metagenomics
    • Genome assembly with short and long reads
    • Marker development (GBS/RAD-Seq)

    Date & Time

    This course will take place from Monday the 26th of August until Friday the 30th of August, at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (UoS), Scotland, UK. 

    Target Audience

    The target audience is primarily students and lab researchers who want to be introduced to bioinformatics concepts and analysis. This course is not an advanced course for bioinformatists, but rather a starter course for researchers that want to have a better understanding of their data, gain more insights or to plan experiments better and maximise the analytics output.
    Required competence level: basic knowledge of molecular biological methods.

    Course Tutors:

    • Dr Michaël Bekaert - UoS, UK

    Dr Michaël Bekaert, senior lecturer in bioinformatics and genomics, is working extensively on the genomics of fish (cyprinids, salmonids, cichlids), mussels, sea lice, pathogenic bacteria and viruses, and SNP-based genetic mapping in aquaculture. Dr Bekaert has been involved in cloud-based software solutions for next generation diagnostics in infectious diseases. More recently, Dr Bekaert has addressed questions of genetic diversity, genome assembly, and marker discovery in farmed fish.

    • Christophe Klopp - INRA, France

    Christophe Klopp currently works at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, French National Institute for Agricultural Research. Christophe leads a group of bioinformaticians providing services to INRA, biologists working in animal genomics and co-leads the local bio-informatic Genotoul platform. These teams develop software packages, train biologists and take part in research projects.

     

    General Data Protection Regulation

    The AQUAEXCEL2020 project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering AQUAEXCEL2020 training courses is therefore subject to GDPR. Please review our Data Management Policy here.

    It is a requirement of GDPR that all data subjects (i.e. training course applicants) give explicit consent to the storage and processing of their personal data. A separate GDPR Consent Form is therefore provided, and this must be completed by an individual applying for an AQUAEXCEL2020 training course. This should be attached to the training course application.

    Registration

    To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie,  with the subject line:  AQUAEXCEL2020 /TrainingCourse_Bioinformatics_UoS

    • Completed Registration Form - NOW CLOSED
    • CV / Résumé
    • A Letter of Motivation
    • Completed GDPR Consent Form - Here

     

    The application deadline is 21st June 2019: NOW CLOSED

     

    Further information

    Course attendance is free, thanks to EC H2020 funding. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel, subsistence and accommodation. Places will be confirmed, at the latest, one month before the start of the training course. Admittance to the course will be confirmed officially through e-mail.

    Please do not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation of your place on the course.

    For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

    Participants are expected to have a laptop.

  • Face-to-Face Training Course: Laboratory Animal Science for Aquatic Research Facilities – DEADLINE EXTENDED 17 April 2019 – NOW CLOSED

    Course descriptionLeaflet

    This course will give participants an insight into the current European legislation around animal science in research and the ethical requirements to be considered when working with animals in aquatic research facilities. This course will also train researchers in effective experimental design, experimental modelling, application of sampling regimes and maintenance of aquaculture systems by focusing on topics including; ways of Reducing, Refining and Replacing fish in experiments, transfer protocols for optimal welfare and performance, water quality and welfare in aquaculture, correct fish handling and scaling, and tank size and fish management.

    Course content

    The course will consist of four days of lectures, exercises, mini seminars and site visits designed and provided by a range of experts from around Europe. Each day will focus on a specific aspect of animal science for aquatic research facilities, these include;

    • Legislation, ethics and the 3Rs and welfare
    • Experimental models and model animals
    • Experimental fish handling
    • Scaling and experimental design

    During the course there will be a visit to IMR Matre Research station (https://bit.ly/2WGca3A) and the Austevoll research station (https://bit.ly/2TxUHZ3) which will include a mini seminar entitled ‘From Laboratory to Industry’.

    There will also be opportunities for participants to take part in modelling exercises, putting into practice skills learned from the lectures and talks provided.

    Date & Time

    This course will take place from Monday the 17th until Friday the 21st of June, at the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway.

    Target Audience

    Primarily aquaculture researchers and students and aquaculture industry stakeholders working directly with animals.

    Course Tutors

    • Tom Hansen - IMR, Norway
    • Ragnar Nortvedt - IMR, Norway
    • Åsa Espmark - NOFIMA, Norway
    • Dr Elin Kjørsvik – NTNU, Norway
    • Dr Sylvain Milla – UL, France
    • Dr Martine Føre -  NTNU, Norway
    • Rolf Erik Olsen - NTNU, Norway
    • Dr Lars Helge Stien - IMR, Norway
    • Dr Liv Søfteland - IMR, Norway
    • Dr Anna Wargelius - IMR, Norway
    • Dr Nina Sandlund - IMR, Norway
    • Dr Per Gunnar Fjelldal - IMR, Norway
    • Dr Birgitta Norberg - IMR, Norway
    • Joachim Nordbø - IMR, Norway
    • Dr Tore.Kristiansen - IMR, Norway
    • Dr Jonatan Nilsson - IMR, Norway
    • Dr Frode Oppedal - IMR, Norway
    • Dag Atle Tuft - NFSA, Norway
    • Ep Eding - WU, the Netherlands

     

    For more information on course tuition, please email Tom Hansen at tomh@hi.no, or Ragnar Nortvedt at ragnar.nortvedt@hi.no.

    General Data Protection Regulation

    The AQUAEXCEL2020 project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering AQUAEXCEL2020 training courses is therefore subject to GDPR. Please review our Data Management Policy here.

    It is a requirement of GDPR that all data subjects (i.e. training course applicants) give explicit consent to the storage and processing of their personal data. A separate GDPR Consent Form is therefore provided, and this must be completed by an individual applying for an AQUAEXCEL2020 training course. This should be attached to the training course application.

    Registration

    To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie, with the subject line: AQUAEXCEL2020 /TrainingCourse_Lab_IMR

    • Completed Registration Form - CLOSED
    • CV / Résumé
    • A Letter of Motivation
    • Completed GDPR Consent From - Download here

     

    The application deadline has been extended to 17th April 2019

    Further information

    Course attendance is free, thanks to EC H2020 funding. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel, subsistence and accommodation. Places will be confirmed, at the latest, two months before the start of the training course. Admittance to the course will be confirmed officially via email.

    Please do not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation.

    For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.

  • Face to Face Training Course: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Technology - DEADLINE 19 March 2019 - NOW CLOSED

    Course overviewLeaflet

    Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) were originally developed to grow freshwater species and produce marine juveniles. However, RAS technology has increasingly been used for the on-growing of a wide variety of fish (including marine species) and shellfish. RAS can be operated irrespective of the target temperature and salinity, and the annual production capacity of some industrial systems can now amount to thousands of tons.

    As part of this course, leading experts in RAS technology will present the principles and concepts in RAS and discuss the operation of conventional and ‘ecosystem approach’-based RAS. Participants will gain an understanding of the principles of recirculation technology, the types of RAS and their specificities, capabilities and limitations, the advantages and necessary conditions for the optimal use / operation of RAS, and the ongoing research which can increase its efficiency and nutrient use.

    Course content

    Training will be provided through traditional lectures, practical exercises and field visits to experimental facilities. 

    Lectures topics will include;

    • Aspects of recirculation technology relevant to research
    • Design, management, operation and evaluation of RAS
    • Fish consumption and production: system mass balance and model
    • Closing systems
    • Minimising water and nutrient use
    • Different use of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS)

     

    The course will include a RAS Industry Mini Seminar organised with NGvA (the Dutch association for aquaculture) and Aquarius (aquaculture student organisation). This seminar will include discussions on the state of RAS in the world, the requirements of Atlantic salmon smolts and post smolts in RAS, Yellowtail Kingfish and off flavour and RAS in practice. It will also present an opportunity to network and discuss RAS developments with other course participants and experts from research and industry.

    As part of the course, participants will take part in a technical visit to experimental facilities; the Aquaculture and Fisheries Group - Aquatic Research Facility (AFI-ARF) and the Recirculating eel farm (200 MT production capacity).

    Date & Time

    This course will take place from Monday the 6th of May until Thursday the 9th of May, at Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for aquaculture professionals (e.g. engineers, researchers, etc.) interested in the potential applications of RAS. Participants should have (basic) knowledge of aspects of recirculation technology. This knowledge can be on the design or operational use.

    The industry mini-seminar is designed (1) for the participants to network with professionals and (2) for professionals who would like to hear the latest discussions and scientific developments in the RAS sector and to better understand the needs for RAS development in other countries.

    Course Tutors:

    • Geert Wiegertjes - WU, the Netherlands
    • Johann Verreth – WU, the Netherlands
    • Johan Schrama – WU, the Netherlands
    • Ep Eding - WU, the Netherlands
      • "Fish, consumptions and productions: system mass balance and model"
      • "Biofiltration principles"
    • Vasco Mota - Nofima
      • "Water Quality Requirments in RAS"
      • "Design, dimensioning and operational of RAS research facilities"
      • "Requirements of Atlantic salmon smots and postsmolts in RAS"
    • Raoul Piedrahita – California, USA
      • "Tank hydraulics and solids removal processes"
      • "Suspended Solids characterisation and control/removal"
      • "Gas control (oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen gas)"
    • Olaf Valdstein – NTNU
      • "Biofiltration and bacterial environment"
      • "Bacterial control and bio-security"
    • Per Bovbjerg Pedersen - DTU
      • "Low energy RAS"
      • "Energy control in RAS design"
    • Edward Schram - ASG, the Netherlands
      • "Off flavour"
    • TBC - Kingfish Zeeland, the Netherlands

    General Data Protection Regulation

    The AQUAEXCEL2020 project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering AQUAEXCEL2020 training courses is therefore subject to GDPR. Please review our Data Management Policy here.

    It is a requirement of GDPR that all data subjects (i.e. training course applicants) give explicit consent to the storage and processing of their personal data. A separate GDPR Consent Form is therefore provided, and this must be completed by an individual applying for an AQUAEXCEL2020 training course. This should be attached to the training course application.

    Registration

    To apply, please send the following documents to aquaexcel@aquatt.ie,  with the subject line: AQUAEXCEL2020 /TrainingCourse_ RAS2_WU 

    • Completed Registration Form - Here
    • CV / Résumé
    • A Letter of Motivation
    • Completed GDPR Consent From - Here

     

    The application deadline is 19th March 2019

    Further information

    Course attendance is free, thanks to EC H2020 funding. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel, subsistence and accommodation. Places will be confirmed, at the latest, one month before the start of the training course. Admittance to the course will be confirmed officially through e-mail.

    Please do not make travel arrangements unless you have received official confirmation.

    For further information about the course content, fees and other information of interest, please click here.