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AQUAEXCEL aims to coordinate access to top class aquaculture research infrastructures

TITLE: Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in European Fish Research
PROGRAMME: FP7, Capacities; Research Infrastructures
INSTRUMENT: Combination of Collaborative projects and Coordination and Support Actions (CP-CSA)
TOTAL BUDGET: €11,845,200
DURATION: March 2011 – February 2015 
COORDINATOR: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France
CONSORTIUM: 17 partners from 10 countries

The European aquaculture industry is facing increasing challenges due to a more demanding and selective market combined with competition from outside the EU. These complex challenges require technological solutions that can only be solved with the contribution of high level experts and experienced professionals, and with excellent research facilities, outstanding services, and the right biological resources.

AQUAEXCEL'S multidisciplinary team of experts work towards developing an integrated approach to link and coordinate key research infrastructures in Europe in order to create the basis for harmonising access, joint research and networking. In order to promote their use and development, AQUAEXCEL provides the research community with an access platform to these research infrastructures.


Project Manager

Bénédicte Ferreira

INRA Transfert (IT)
2 place Pierre Viala, bat. 1
34070 Montpellier

Telephone: +33 4 99 61 27 86


Project Scientific Coordinator

Marc Vandeputte

Institut National de la Recherche
Agronomique (INRA)
IFREMER, Chemin de Maguelone
34250 Palavas les Flots FRANCE

Telephone: +334 67 13 04 07


The AQUAEXCEL project factsheet is available to download HERE.

If you would like to know more about this project, visit the official AQUAEXCEL website:


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