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SEAFOODTOMORROW

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SEAFOODTOMORROW aims to strengthen the European seafood production and processing industry by providing validated, commercially viable, and eco-innovative solutions that will improve seafood quality and safety, minimise environmental impacts, and drive socioeconomic development within the seafood industry.


TITLE: SEAFOODTOMORROW - Nutritious, safe and sustainable seafood for consumers of tomorrow
PROGRAMME: Horizon 2020
INSTRUMENT: Innovation Action (IA)
TOTAL BUDGET: TBA
DURATION: 36 months
COORDINATOR: Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera IP (IPMA)
CONSORTIUM: 35 partners in 15 countries
WEBSITE: www.seafoodtomorrow.eu (website coming soon)

Meeting the growing market need for safe, sustainable seafood is a formidable challenge for the European seafood industry. With European seafood imports presently reaching almost 70%, and global food demands projected to increase by 80-100% by 2050, it is vital to source and validate environmentally friendly and innovative seafood production and processing methods that will reduce European dependency on imports. Such solutions need to underpin seafood security in-line with market demand, whilst maintaining quality and traceability throughout the value chain to support consumer confidence.

Expected Results:

• Validation of nutritional and safety aspects of eco-innovative seafood solutions through certified methodologies carried out by independent partners.
• Easily-accessible database with seafood innovative products validation data for the implementation of a digital traceability tool linked to quality labels.
• Improved understanding of market acceptance of eco-innovative seafood solutions in different European regions and demographics.
• Validation of sustainable solutions from economic and environmental perspectives.
• Benchmark for certification schemes of seafood quality and traceability for industry to strengthen consumer confidence and trust in European seafood.
• Reduction of public health risks and promotion seafood consumption through transparent and responsible communication, dissemination, knowledge transfer and exploitation of the outcomes to the different stakeholders.

AQUATT'S ROLE

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Emer Cooney

Emer's role, and AquaTT's role in general within the SEAFOODTOMORROW project, is as the leader of Work Package 6 (WP6), entitled 'Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation'. The main objectives of the work package are to:

 - Implement the SEAFOODTOMORROW Dissemination, innovation, exploitation and data management plan (DEP).

 - Facilitate communication and dissemination for a widespread awareness of the project amongst stakeholders.

 - Ensure that all Knowledge Outputs arising from SEAFOODTOMORROW are captured and appropriately transferred and exploited by integrating Knowledge Management (KM) systems into the project design.

 - Improve the professional skills and competences of those working or being trained to work within the seafood industry through the development of an e-learning module.

 - Support consumers in making informed decisions about seafood intake by developing a consumer benefit-risk communication tool, taking into account both personal benefits and risks.

Contact Emer about SEAFOODTOMORROW

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Project Coordinator

Dr. António Marqués, IPMA

email: amarquesntonio@ipma.pt

 

Project Manager

Dr. Vera Barbosa, IPMA

email: vera.barbosa@ipma.pt

 

 

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