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  • Using Modelling of scale effects as a tool for experimental design - 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.