AquaTT Training News - April 2015

 

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Education


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Collaboration

ECsafeSEAFOOD Stakeholder Workshop to Address Risk and Benefit Perception of Seafood Consumption on Human Health

ECsafeSEAFOOD LogoHow contaminated is the fish we eat? And how much do we know about it? This meeting will bring together consumer organisations and seafood producers and processors to discuss how best to develop strategies to ensure that the correct information is communicated while also safeguarding confidence in the fishing industry. Interesting results about emerging pollutants found in seafood products from the ECsafeSEAFOOD project will also be presented at the workshop.

ECsafeSEAFOOD is an EC-funded project which is assessing food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination and evaluating their impact on public health.

The workshop will be held at SlowFish 2015 in Genova, Italy.

Workshop title: Risk and benefit perception of seafood consumption on human health (including vulnerable groups) to consumer organisations and producers/processors: information needs and communication strategies.
Location: Palazzo San Giorgio, Via della Mercanzia, 2, Genova ,Italy
Date and Time: 14 May 2015 from 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

The workshop agenda is available for download HERE.

For more information, see www.ecsafeseafood.eu.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact gabriella.fait@aeiforia.eu or alice.tediosi@aeiforia.eu

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Strong start for the EC Flagship Blue Growth Project COLUMBUS

On 21 - 22 April 2015, over 40 participants representing 26 organisations and 13 countries converged in Dublin, Ireland for the kick-off meeting of the EC H2020 COLUMBUS project. COLUMBUS represents the most substantial investment by the EC in Knowledge Transfer to date. The EC has provided €4m funding for this Blue Growth project which has been designed to ensure that outputs arising from publicly-funded marine and maritime research projects have positive societal benefit.

The COLUMBUS project aims to capitalise on the significant EC research results in the marine and maritime area by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research outputs by end-users (policy, industry, science and wider society). This will advance the governance of the marine and maritime sectors, improve competitiveness of European companies and unlock the potential of the oceans to create future jobs and economic growth in Europe (Blue Growth).

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A key element of the COLUMBUS project is the establishment of a “Knowledge Fellowship”, a network of nine full-time Knowledge Transfer fellows whose role will be to carry out Knowledge Transfer through a step-by-step methodology based on the needs prioritised in the early stage of the project. These knowledge fellows will build capacity in Knowledge Transfer through internal training but will also share experiences and insights with each other in order to adapt and refine the methodology. The fellows will seek to identify case studies of successful instances of Knowledge Transfer in the marine and maritime domain.

The COLUMBUS project was designed and written by AquaTT and is coordinated by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board. To achieve its ambitious objectives, COLUMBUS has carefully constructed a strong multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary partnership comprising strategic marine and maritime organisations with past experience, relevant mandates and extended networks.

The COLUMBUS website will be coming soon at www.columbusproject.eu. If you would like to know more about the COLUMBUS project or would like to receive regular updates on its progress, please contact its Project Manager, Cliona NÍ Cheallacháin (email: cliona@aquatt.ie or tel: 0035316449008)

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Using Gameplay to Challenge our Understanding of Sustainable Fishing

SocioEC.smallA new and innovative computer game has been developed that allows players to experience and explore the complexities of sustainable fishing. The game has been used as an interactive stakeholder communication measure by the EC-funded SOCIOEC project, an initiative that was dedicated to investigating the socio economic effects of fisheries management measures of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The game allows players to directly investigate the effects of different fisheries management measures on fishermen’s behaviour. It was also used to engage fishermen in discussions about possible incentives of different management measures aiming to conserve fish stocks in European waters.

This game is based on an earlier version of the ecoOcean overfishing simulation game, which was originally developed by the “Future Ocean” Cluster of Excellence at Kiel University, Germany, as an engaging, interactive tool for illustrating the challenge of sustainable fisheries to the public. The updated SOCIOEC version of the game can be used to inform fisheries stakeholders and the wider public about the effects of different management scenarios, specifically the effect of closed areas and the Landing Obligation, a new measure that eliminates the wasteful practice of discarding.

Screenshot of gameplay from the ecoOcean overfishing simulation game

Screenshot of gameplay from the ecoOcean overfishing simulation game

The primary goal of this computer game is to demonstrate the “common pool” problem. Players aim to gain as many points as possible by catching fish. All players rely on the same fish stock and therefore compete for the same resource, as occurs in common pool scenarios. The game is parameterised in such a way that the fish stock will be depleted more quickly if all the individual players just try to catch as many fish as they can. Only by communicating and sticking to common rules can a sustainable, higher overall catch be achieved by all players.

Dennis Nissen, from Naymspace Software, who was responsible for all programming necessary to develop the SOCIOEC ecoOcean gametable software, said: “The game is not intended to be a “casual” game played by individuals at home for fun, but has been designed as an educational multi-player game that can be played by up to four players on one computer.

The SOCIOEC version of ecoOcean includes the gaming environment and an editing tool that allows players to adjust the parameters of the ocean environment to mimic real-life scenarios. The ocean environment features two different fish age classes and two different fish species, with different migration behaviour and growth parameters. Players can choose between different fishing gears, and various management measures can be applied, including closed areas and total allowable catch with and without the Landing Obligation. All parameters, including cost for fishing, cost for steaming, boat speed, loading capacity and quota, as well as the growth and migration of fish species, can be changed to develop different scenarios to be tested and played.

Download the SOCIOEC version of ecoOcean HERE

For more information about the SOCIOEC project, please visit: www.socioec.eu.

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Exciting Progress Discussed at COMMON SENSE Partner Meeting

The COMMON SENSE project held a partner meeting in Terrassa, Spain, from 22-23 April 2015. The meeting, hosted by the project’s coordinating institute, Leitat Technological Centre, brought the COMMON SENSE consortium together to discuss the progress of the project and to decide on future actions as the project approaches its mid-point.

COMMON SENSE, an EC FP7 project, is developing innovative, cost-effective sensors that will increase the availability of standardised data on: eutrophication; concentrations of heavy metals; microplastic fraction within marine litter; underwater noise; and other parameters such as temperature and pressure. These next generation sensing technologies will support the effective implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) by enabling effective monitoring of our waters and so contribute to the protection of the marine environment in Europe.

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The progress of the development of these sensors was presented at the meeting and included interesting results such as a prototype for a new high performance organic and flexible sensor for the highly sensitive detection of temperature changes on aqueous media. Sensor performance tests carried out with the first prototype developed by project partner NANOMOL have shown that the sensitivity of the developed thermometer is two orders of magnitude higher than that of the commercially used Platinum thermometer.

During the meeting, partners engaged in an extensive review where the progress of each of the project’s work packages was presented and evaluated in order to ensure good project development, achievement of project objectives, and successful delivery of project results. The partners also discussed how to maximise effective collaboration and knowledge sharing with fellow projects funded under ‘The Ocean of Tomorrow’ call. Synergistic opportunities for deployment and testing of sensors were also considered.

The COMMON SENSE consortium comprises six SMEs, five research development institutes, three universities and one foundation. The consortium’s expertise and geographical distribution will enable multidisciplinary marine environmental monitoring of key marine regions, including the Baltic Sea, the north-east Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

For more information please visit the project website at: www.commonsenseproject.eu 

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ARRAINA Workshop Tackles Current Challenges and Perspectives of Carp Feeding

ARRAINA logo smallThe first ARRAINA Workshop on the Current Challenges and Perspectives of Carp Feeding was held on 26 March 2015. The event was hosted by one of the partners in this FP7-funded project, the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture (NARIC – HAKI), Szarvas, Hungary.

The ARRAINA (Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture) project aims to define quantitative nutritional requirements for the five main European aquaculture species (Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, gilthead sea bream, and European sea bass). ARRAINA is also investigating the long-term effects of alternative feeds on fish metabolism, performance, quality and waste management throughout the whole fish lifecycle (egg to brood stock).

Source: Wageningen UniversityJuvenile Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Source: Wageningen University

The workshop addressed the future of the carp culture and the potential for improving carp performance through intensive feeding and presented the results of the ARRAINA project. 

The opening session of the workshop was dedicated to discussing current challenges, opportunities and potential of carp farming in Europe. The importance of broodstock nutrition, egg enrichment techniques, larvae nutrient requirement and larvae feeding methods were the main topics of discussion during the first plenary session, which provided a representative view of the research needs of the sector. The second session of the workshop was devoted to the benefit of pellet feed for grow out culture of common carp. 

The wrap-up session focused on the agro-economic side of the challenges and involved a debate on whether the most important economic factor for improvement in carp culture in the EU region was feed cost or land and water cost.

The second workshop will be held on 7 October 2015 in Gdansk, Poland and details can be found on the ARRAINA website

For more on the ARRAINA project, see www.arraina.eu/.

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ARRAINA Workshop Announcement: Current Challenges and Perspectives of Trout Feeding

The National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture (NARIC HAKI), as part of the EC FP7-funded ARRAINA project, will hold a workshop on Current Challenges and Perspectives of Trout Feeding, on 7 October 2015 in Gdansk, Poland.

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The main target audience of the workshop is trout and salmon fish farmers in Poland and its neighbouring countries, but participation of other stakeholders (researchers, policy makers, etc.) is also welcome. Mobility grants will be available for young scientists and farmers.

The workshop will consist of plenary sessions to present the project’s outputs and overviews on the current issues and challenges in trout and salmon feeding. Sessions will address broodstock nutrition, larvae feeding and grow out of trout and salmon, followed by discussion to provide a representative view of the research needs of the sector.

The workshop will be held at the offices of the Polish Trout Breeders Association in Gdańsk, Poland. Participation is free but registration is required. The workshop will be conducted in English, with Polish interpretation also provided.

Registration deadline: 20 September 2015

For more details, see www.arraina.eu/

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Myfish Final Symposium: “Targets and Limits for Long Term Fisheries Management”

MYFISH SmallThe EC-funded Myfish project is organising its final symposium "Targets and limits for long term fisheries management" which will take place in Athens, Greece from 27- 30 October 2015.

The Myfish project - Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns - aims to provide an operational framework for the implementation of the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) concept in European waters.

The goal of the symposium is to document and develop the best quality scientific approaches to management advice and implementation under potentially conflicting objectives.

The event will involve a mixture of scientific oral and poster presentations and interactive sessions focusing on implementation of targets and limits in practical fisheries management. It will bring together scientific experts from across the world and from a variety of disciplines, with stakeholders and managers to enable communication between suppliers and recipients of scientific management advice.

The deadline for abstract submission is 1 June 2015.

Please visit www.myfish.ie for more information.

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2nd Industrial Expert Workshop: Marine Micr'Omics for Biotech Applications

The Industry Expert Workshop “Marine Micr'Omics for Biotech Applications” took place from 30-31 March 2015 at the PharmaMar facilities in Colmenar Viejo, Spain. This was a joint event by the EC-funded projects MaCuMBA, MicroB3, and PharmaSea.

A total of 65 participants from industry and academia from the European marine biotechnology sector met for this two-day workshop. They discussed current approaches on the discovery of new bioactive compounds from the marine environment and how new tools, especially in the fields of metagenomics and bioinformatics, could support the understanding of complex data for identifying new pharmaceuticals and for producing new or better enzymes and other small molecules. Marine organisms represent an almost inexhaustible source of bioactive compounds and of novel molecules and materials for industrial applications (e.g. chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, cosmetics, etc.).

The programme included four sessions with invited speakers from academia and industry in the innovative marine biotechnology sector. The workshop also included a guided tour of the PharmaMar laboratories where one of the few marine-derived pharmaceuticals, the anti-cancer drug Yondelis, is produced. Finally, an expert panel discussed the need for training, the role of SMEs and utility of bioinformatics services and tools for predicting and discovering new marine- derived compounds of interest to the pharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology industries.

For more details, click HERE.

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9th European Conference on Marine Natural Products

The 9th European Marine Natural Products Conference (ECMNP 2015) will be held at the Technical Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland from 30 August – 2 September 2015. This appealing combination of an excellent friendly city location and the best scientific research will guarantee a memorable conference.

This is expected to be the ‘must attend’ conference in 2015 for young researchers in the field of marine natural products not only from Europe but around the world. Senior experts and rising stars of the future will present their work in a mixture of plenary and poster sessions. The main objective of this conference is to stimulate engagement of young scientists in the research area as well as to make their involvement a priority in the field.

Besides the traditional topics of isolation & structure elucidation, synthesis and biological activity of marine natural products, this conference will also include topics on marine polymers and biomaterials from marine sources as well as new methods of dereplication involving metabolomics and innovative perspectives in marine industrial biotechnology. This will bring together a diverse mixture of scientists from many disciplines, which will ensure a very stimulating conference.

For more information visit www.ecmnp2015.com/.

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European Conference on Marine Natural Products: Pre-conference Workshop

A free-of-charge pre-conference workshop will take place the day before the ECMNP 2015 event , on  Sunday 30 August, and will be organised by the EC-funded projects PharmaSea, BlueGenics, SeaBioTech, MaCuMBA and MicroB3. This workshop will bring young academics together with the experts of the five consortia so that they can exchange methodologies in an interactive way.

The following sessions are planned: 1) Genomic Databases (MicroB3), 2) Culture Management (MaCuMBA), 3) Dereplication and Chemical Databases (PharmaSea and SeaBioTech), 4) Bioprocessing and Biopolymers (Bluegenics and SeaBiotech).

Registration is now open until end of June 2015. Places are limited.

For registration to the Pre Conference Workshop, click HERE.

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Two New Vacancies at AquaTT: Project Officer and Research Funding Procurement Project Manager

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AquaTT is recruiting for two vacancies based in its Dublin city centre office

Project Officer Vacancy:

The Project Officer (PO) will join AquaTT's existing team and contribute to the management and administration of the company's current portfolio of projects. AquaTT’s roles in projects typically fall under the umbrella of knowledge management activities (project management, dissemination, communication, stakeholder engagement, event organisation, knowledge management and transfer). The PO will be responsible for fulfilling administrative duties (reporting, generating deliverables, contributing to technical activities, etc.) associated with delivering on such projects, as well as for maintaining excellent partner and stakeholder relationships. Given the international dimension of the work, travel within the EU will be required.

For more details, click HERE

Research Funding Procurement Project Manager Vacancy:

The Research Funding Procurement Project Manager will work as a member of AquaTT's Business Development Team. The successful candidate will work with Programme Managers, Senior Project Managers, the Communications Team, the Finance Team and external consultants as and when appropriate to ensure successful completion and delivery of AquaTT’s services. The Research Funding Procurement Project Manager will manage opportunities, serving either as a lead or team member. This includes managing existing client relationships, leading pre-bid (tenders) preparation, and proposal development.

This position will assist in development and refinement of AquaTT’s business development processes, tools, and templates. Additionally, the Research Funding Procurement Project Manager will support marketing material development and serve as a representative of AquaTT through external events and partner meetings.

For more details, click HERE

Application Deadlines: 6 May 2015 @ 17.30

A description of AquaTT’s project portfolio is available at www.aquatt.ie.

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Student Corner

Call for Interest: Eating City Worldwide Summer Campus

The third "Eating City summer campus" invites 50 young participants aged 22-28, working or studying any aspect related to food, from all continents to share this challenging adventure at la Bergerie de Villarceaux, France from 12-22 August 2015.

Eating City aims to give life to ideas, to stimulate intellectual dialogue and to foster long term vision of public and private decision makers on the future of sustainable urban food supply chains worldwide. Participants will look at the relationships between our food system and the four elements: water, fire, earth and air and will work together to write a common declaration that will be presented and shared at the Milan EXPO 2015 in front of a panel of experts.

Application deadline: 20 May 2015

Places are limited.

For more information, click HERE.

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DEVOTES-EuroMarine Summer School

The FP7 DEVOTES project will hold a summer school entitled “Integrative assessment of marine systems: the ecosystem approach in practice” at the aquarium of Donostia in San Sebastian, Spain from 9-11 June 2015.

The attendees (PhD students, post-docs and researchers willing to discover new tools on integrative assessment) will acquire new knowledge on recent trends in marine research, related to management of our oceans. This course will explore the potential and recent advances in the integrative assessment of marine systems (based upon strong new monitoring tools, such as genomics), including the various ecosystem components (from plankton to marine mammals), at different scales (from water bodies to regional seas), in management applications (e.g. related to the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), the Water Framework Directive (WFD), etc.). The main objective of the school is to give an overview on the integrative assessment to ocean and coastal management using an ecosystem approach view.

Deadline for posters submission: 20 May 2015

Deadline for registration: 3 June 2015

For more information, click HERE.

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Floating Summer School 2015: Applications Now Open

This summer, the North South Atlantic Training Transect (NoSoAT) summer school will bring students across the Atlantic from north to south to get a thorough insight in the fundamental principles of biological oceanography. The aim is to train talented young students (graduate level) on board a research vessel and enable them to start a promising career in marine sciences. This exciting cruise will bring together participants from Europe and South Africa, through a joint cooperation between the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research & Training (SMART) and the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO).

Application deadline: 7 June 2015

For more information, click HERE

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Training Through Research Surveys 2015: Call Now Open

Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) provides exciting opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students, and researchers of marine science and technologies to gain seagoing experience on a range of dedicated surveys on board the RV Celtic Explorer. This programme is designed to provide mentored training for emerging marine scientists on surveys taking place off the western seaboard of Ireland and ranging as far as Newfoundland.

In 2015, berths are available on the following dedicated research surveys:

  • CE15010 Northwest Herring Acoustic Survey: 24 June - 14 July
  • CE15009 QuERCi - Quantifying Environmental Controls on cold-water coral reef growth: 9 - 23 June
  • CE15004 Celtic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey: 2 - 22 October

The closing date for applications for these surveys is Wednesday 6 May 2015.

For more information, click HERE

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Seaweed Cultivation and Breeding Course

Are you involved in seaweed farming? Are you interested in the genetic improvement of seaweed crops? Do you feel daunted by the rapid technological evolution in population genetics? If so, this course is for you.

The first in a series of workshops to be run by the GlobalSeaweed network, this course will explore the genetic, conservation and policy challenges posed by rapid seaweed domestication. It will blend lectures by experts, interactive round tables, field and laboratory sessions. It will be held from 11-12 May 2015 at the Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Scotland.

For more information, click HERE

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Winter School: Modelling the Marine Ecosystem from the Ocean to the Fish

This short course will be held from 29 June-10 July 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. It aims at providing an overview of how marine ecosystems are currently represented in models, from the physics and the biogeochemistry of the oceans to the fish. Emphasis will be put on how the different components of the ecosystems interact and respond to fishing and climate forcing.

Deadline for applications: 22 May 2015

For more information, click HERE.

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Immersion in the World of Stock Assessments: Training Course

This course provides instruction, demonstration, and exercises in population modelling as applied to fishery resources. It will be held from 15-19 June 2015 at ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The general objective of the course is to train stock assessment scientists and advisors in basic population dynamics and stock assessment. The course not only presents the theoretical elements but also puts theory into practice through case studies and hands-on exercises.

Application deadline: 5 May 2015

For more information, click HERE.

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Third Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia - Patterns and Processes in Boundary Marine Ecosystems

The next edition of the Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia will be held from 6-10 July 2015 in the Marine Sciences Institute in Barcelona, Spain.

The topic this year is: Patterns and processes in boundary marine ecosystems. This colloquium will include theoretical and practical activities, all around this central topic, as well as group discussion sessions. It is directed at advanced doctoral students and recent PhDs, and it is organised jointly by the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Catalan Association of Oceanographers, with the institutional support of the Government of Catalonia.

Application deadline: 18 May 2015

For more information, click HERE

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Other News

 

New Pocket Good Fish Guide!

No bigger than a credit card, it folds into an easy-readable mine of information which includes: the latest Fish to Eat and Fish to Avoid list; alternatives to the favourite five; how to make the best choices when it comes to the basics like fish fingers and scampi; plus advice on what you can do if you’re confused at the fish counter or see no logic in the labelling.

To download the pocket guide, click HERE.  

You can also download the guide to your smart phone or visit the website for more detail at www.fishonline.org

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Call for AE2015 Session on Knowledge Management, Transfer and Extension Networks

Submit your abstracts now for the session on "Knowledge management, transfer and extension networks" at the Aquaculture Europe 2015 conference in Rotterdam from 20 – 23 October 2015. Aquaculture Europe 2015 will focus on the role and contribution of aquaculture to the management of natural resources and its importance in society through the provision of high quality, nutritious and healthy food.

This parallel session session will include education and training, informal learning, communities of practice, knowledge sharing and innovation management. Presentations on new initiatives, case studies, need assessments or research outputs are welcome.

The deadline for the submission of all Aquaculture Europe 2015 abstracts is 1 May 2015.

For more information, click HERE.

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PRIMEFISH to Improve the Competitiveness of the European seafood sector

Economists, market specialists, seafood industry experts, consumer analysts and key stakeholders from 12 countries met in Reykjavik this month to initiate the EC H2020 project PRIMEFISH. They aim to improve the competitiveness in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, ensuring the long-term economic viability of seafood products.

For more information, click HERE

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Citizen Science Could Address Impact of Global Change on Biodiversity

Citizen science holds the potential to address some of the biggest concerns facing biodiversity researchers, according to a new study. The study found that volunteers already save biodiversity research huge sums of money, but that their contributions are underused.

For more information, click HERE

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New Interactive Map of Europe's Marine Topography

The European Commission has released a new digital interactive detailed map of Europe's seabed topography. It covers all the European seas, including the Norwegian and Icelandic Seas and the waters around the Canary Islands. The data are freely available and downloadable for everybody. Service providers can build added-value products based on these data and so contribute to the innovation for blue economy.

For more information, click HERE

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UK Government to Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve Around the Pitcairn Islands

The UK government have decided to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the South Pacific.

This decision begins the process of creating a fully protected marine reserve, extending from 12 miles offshore of Pitcairn Island to the full 200 nautical mile limit of the Territory’s waters, encompassing over 800,000 square kilometres of ocean, an area about 3.5 times the size of the UK.

For more details, click HERE.

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Warming Seas and Changing Fish Populations

Popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole could become less common on our menus because they will be constrained to preferred habitat as seas warm, according to a recent study published in Nature Climate Change.

For more, click HERE.

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European Migratory Seabirds at Risk from West African Fishing

Conserving West African coastal waters is also important for conserving European seabirds, suggests new research. The study shows that both adult and juvenile northern gannets and Scopoli's shearwaters migrate to coastal waters of West Africa for winter. However, they are at risk of death from unsustainable and illegal fishing activities in this region.

For more information, click HERE.

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EU Acts on Illegal Fishing

The European Commission has put Thailand on formal notice for not taking sufficient measures in the international fight against illegal fishing (IUU). On the contrary, the European Commission acknowledged that two fishing nations, Korea and the Philippines, have carried out appropriate reforms of their legal systems and are now equipped to tackle illegal fishing.

For more information, click HERE.

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EuroMarine 2015 Call for Proposals Now Open

EuroMarine has invited its members to submit activities proposals by 30 June 2015. This second yearly EuroMarine call is broadly open in terms of topics and concern the following categories of activities:

  • Foresight Workshops ('horizon scanning')
  • EuroMarine Working Groups for building EuroMarine (through science, e.g. early carrier events, delivery of science to policy)
  • Capacity building and training
  • Other (excluding conferences; excluding H2020 proposals preparation )

Call deadline: 30 June 2015

Call outcome: 20 October 2015

For details, click HERE.

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 PiscesTT Jobs

 

pisces-logo-blue Sept 2007If you are interested in viewing or posting a job vacancy in the marine sector and related areas, please visit the PiscesTT website or contact aquatt@aquatt.ie. Click HERE to subscribe to live RSS updates of new job postings.

Position: Research Funding Procurement Project Manager (Ireland)

Position: Project Officer (Ireland)

Position: Irish Section Support Officer (Ireland)

Position: Early Stage Researcher In Conservation Aquaculture (Germany)

Position: Marine Noise Mitigation Adviser (United Kingdom)

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