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  • Face-to-Face Training Course: Laboratory Animal Science for Aquatic Research Facilities – DEADLINE 8 April 2019 – APPLY NOW

     

    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

     

    The application deadline is 8th 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.