AquaTT Training News - Newsletter 18 2017

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21 October 2017
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Training News is a free e-mail news service provided by AquaTT on education, training, news and events in marine science, aquaculture and related sectors. The newsletter currently reaches more than 5,000 international recipients on a monthly basis. Please submit any relevant information for inclusion in next month's edition to news@aquatt.ie. Please CLICK HERE to go to the archives of AquaTT Training News and Announcements.

Contents

Education

Collaboration

Student Corner

Education


For information on all educational opportunities (courses, workshops, etc.), as well as general events (conferences, meetings, etc.) please refer to the AquaTT Announcement newsletter which is sent out with Training News. A comprehensive overview of all events is given in the AquaTT Calendar.

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Collaboration

Come Visit AquaTT at Aquaculture Europe 2017!

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AquaTT will be attending Aquaculture Europe 2017, which will run from 17-20 October in Dubrovnik, Croatia. AquaTT will be both participating in and hosting events throughout the four-day event. The first AQUAEXCEL2020 industry brokerage event on 19 October will be hosted as part of the AE2017 EATiP Industry Day by EATiP and AquaTT. The COLUMBUS brokerage event “Knowledge Transfer in Aquaculture” will take place on 18 October.

AquaTT will have a stand within the COLUMBUS double booth at the event, numbers 88 and 89, promoting its EU funded projects which focus on science communication and knowledge transfer. As AquaTT’s experience and expertise are strongly rooted in the area of knowledge management, we are eagerly looking forward to the conference. As in previous years, AquaTT will also be co-organising (together with Aqualex Multimedia Consortium (AMC) Ltd) the 10th year of the Lindsay Laird Award for the most innovative student poster in the aquaculture area. This year's winner will receive a new iPad Mini, a certificate and book prizes from Wiley-Blackwell, Springer and 5m Publishing.

You are all very welcome to come visit Marieke Reuver (Programme Manager), Cliona Ní Cheallacháin (AquaTT Senior Project Manager) and Claudia Junge (AquaTT Project Officer), who will be manning AquaTT’s stand.

For more information on AquaTT, please visit: www.aquatt.ie

For more information on Aquaculture Europe 2017, please visit: http://www.was.org/EasOnline/default.aspx

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Mediterranean Aquaculture Industry Collaboration at Aquaculture Europe 2017

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The theme of this year’s Aquaculture Europe is “Co-Operation for Growth” which is closely aligned with the ethos of the PerformFISH project, which was launched earlier this year on 15-16 May 2017 with the aim of exploring and tackling the underlying causes behind the stagnation of the Mediterranean Marine Fish Farming (MMFF) sector.

The overarching objective of PerformFISH is to increase the competitiveness of the MMFF sector by tackling biological, technical and operational weaknesses while addressing social and environmental responsibility and contributing to “Blue Growth”. The genesis of PerformFISH comes, uniquely, through the recognition by the various national Fish Farming Associations of the need for a united approach to tackle pan-European, in particular Mediterranean, industrial challenges. PerformFISH has the direct support and endorsement of the MMFF industry, with producers’ associations from Greece, Spain, Italy, France and Croatia directly involved as partners in the project, representing 92.8% of all sea bream and sea bass production in the EU through their membership. Their involvement will be focused on ensuring that the research addresses the needs of the sector and knowledge is transferred effectively to their members.

The Aquaculture Europe events are all about communication with the sector. AE2017 will feature a special AE2017 Industry Forum on Mediterranean Cooperation, on Friday 20 October, to discuss why aquaculture in the Mediterranean has not progressed significantly over recent years. The efforts of PerformFISH will be complemented by those of its sister project MedAID, which will develop innovative tools and integrated marketing and business plans, and will work to improve the sector’s image, sustainability and governance. Both projects will present during this special industry forum. Please see the special Mediterranean Cooperation flyer and programme here.

Aquaculture Europe 2017 takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 17-20 October 2017. For more information, please view the conference brochure.

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First AQUAEXCEL2020 Brokerage Event at Aquaculture Europe, Dubrovnik (Croatia), 19 Oct 2017

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This first AQUAEXCEL2020 industry brokerage event will take place at Aquaculture Europe 2017 on 19 October 2017, jointly hosted by EATiP and AquaTT. The event will run from 14:30-17:30, and will be hosted in the Tajan room, VALAMAR Resort.

The event is open to a variety of people, working in a wide array of areas across the aquaculture industry. However, the event is open to those also interested in the industry as a whole, or those who feel they would have valuable input to contribute to the discussion of the latest innovative research findings.

The overall aim of this AQUAEXCEL2020 industry brokerage event is to engage with aquaculture industry stakeholders and researchers, and possibly lead to further collaborations between attendees in the future.

This event will create a forum for engagement and exchange between researchers and potential industry beneficiaries of the research results generated from the AQUAEXCEL2020 project and its precursor, the AQUAEXCEL project.

The final programme can be found here: www.aquaexcel2020.eu/event/first-aquaexcel2020-brokerage-event-aquaculture-europe

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ParaFishControl Aquaculture Industry Forum: Industry and Academia Exchange Vital Knowledge on Fighting Parasitic Diseases

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Aquaculture industry and research representatives participated in the first ParaFishControl Industry Forum on Tuesday 5 September in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event was part of the 18th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, and aimed to explore how the European aquaculture sector could benefit from the latest research in the area. The event facilitated effective knowledge exchange on the latest developments in fighting parasitic disease affecting aquaculture, between academia, industrial companies and fish farmer associations. This is an important goal of the ParaFishControl project, an EU Horizon 2020-funded research project that aims to improve our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop innovative solutions and tools to prevent, control and mitigate harmful parasites which affect the main fish species farmed in Europe.

ParaFishControl Industry Forum leader Dr Panos Christofilogiannis from AQUARK remarked “We are excited to discuss ways to improve parasitic disease management and to quantify its economic impact to the sector. This serves as the first step to mobilise all stakeholders in a sector-wide effort to combat and manage fish parasitic diseases with novel approaches and solutions. We are confident that the ParaFishControl project knowledge outputs will contribute greatly, and the Industry Forum is the right platform to do so.”PFC

Dr Hamish Rodger, Global Managing Director of the FishVet Group, estimated the high annual economic impact for a variety of parasitic diseases in different countries, like sea lice in Norway (448-640 million Euros) and Scotland (40-56 million Euros), amoebic gill disease in Scottish farms (600-900K Euros for a 2000 tonne site) and cotton moulds (Saprolegnia) in Scottish aquaculture (5.5 million Euros). Mr Niels Henriksen, Danish Aquaculture Association fish pathologist, provided insights on carp and trout aquaculture, and estimated the annual impact of parasitic diseases on European trout farming to be between 30 and 60 million Euros. The impact of parasitic diseases in Mediterranean mariculture was discussed by Mr Andreas Kyriakou, fish pathologist at SELONDA Group. All attendees agreed that a coordinated effort is required involving open communication between fish pathologists, fish farmer associations and scientists, to improve impact predictions and the use of a harmonised methodology to accurately assess the significant economic impact of parasites in aquaculture.

In the second session of the ParaFishControl Industry Forum, the latest research findings and future solutions resulting from the ParaFishControl project were presented and discussed, with a focus on their relevance to the aquaculture industry and the strategy to effectively transfer these results to applied solutions for the sector. Particularly exciting news included novel disease treatments which are planned to be ready for use in the near future, progress in the ongoing search for vaccination candidate genes and feed additives, and the expectations of further expert consultations and epidemiological investigations to be undertaken in 2018.

ParaFishControl Project Coordinator Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), recognised the value of events such as the ParaFishControl Industry Forum, “which brings stakeholders from both science and industry together, highlighting the role of partnerships and collaborative approaches to instigate real and profound change. It is really exciting to witness evidence based science being recognised as being applicable by industry and subsequently being used in a real world setting with affirmative and measurable results”.

The open discussion was launched with a short presentation by Mr Andrea Fabris, FEAP Fish Health Committee, fish pathologist API, who highlighted the industry priorities on the management and impact of parasitic diseases and the interest for an effective transfer of the project results to industry, leading to concrete suggestions for future ParaFishControl activities. This discussion proved to be a thought-provoking session to round off what was a very exciting event!

To find out more about the recent research findings from ParaFishControl, please visit the project’s website: www.parafishcontrol.eu

Industry stakeholders and interested parties are invited to join the ParaFishControl LinkedIn group to follow the projects’ progress: www.linkedin.com/groups/8429051/profile

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Second ATLAS Newsletter Published

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The second ATLAS newsletter is now available for you to download by clicking here. The newsletter includes an interview with the Chair of ATLAS Advisory Board, Jake Rice and a spotlight feature on the "Way of the Waves" artistic project which was part of the MEDWAVES cruise.

For more information on the ATLAS project, please visit: www.eu-atlas.org

Follow us on social media:

Twitter: @eu_atlas

LinkedIn: ATLAS – Deep Discoveries

Facebook: @EuATLAS

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New Book on “Marine Animal Forests” Published – Congratulations to ATLAS Partner Dr Covadonga Orejas Who Was One of the Editors for this Very Special Book!

A new book has been published, titled "Marine Animal Forests: The Ecology of Benthic Biodiversity Hotspot" with editors: Sergio Rossi, Lorenzo Bramanti, Andrea Gori, Covadonga Orejas.

Over the last few decades, there has been increasing evidence of drastic changes in marineMarine book ecosystems due to human-induced impacts, especially on benthic ecosystems. The so called “animal forests” are currently showing a dramatic loss of biomass and biodiversity all over the world. These communities are dominated by sessile suspension feeder organisms (such as sponges, corals, gorgonians, bivalves, etc.) that generate three-dimensional structures, similar to the trees in the terrestrial forest. The animal forest provides several ecosystem services such as food, protection and nursery to the associated fauna, playing an important role in the local hydrodynamic and biogeochemical cycles near the sea floor and acting also as carbon sinks. The present book focuses its attention on these three-dimensional animal structures including, for the first time, all the different types of animal forests of the world in a single volume.

The book consists of 45 chapters divided into three parts: I. Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Biogeography, and Evolution of Animal Forests, II. Structure and Function of the Animal Forests, and III. Animal Forests Under Threat.

To see the full table of contents and to order the book, please visit: bit.ly/2fR60K9
©Springer International Publishing AG 2017
ISBN: 978-3-319-17001-5 (Print) 978-3-319-17001-5 (Online)

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The Third AQUAEXCEL2020 Newsletter is Now Published

The third AQUAEXCEL2020 newsletter is now available for you to download by clicking here. It features ‘AQUAEXCEL2020 News and Highlights’ like a success story from the TNA programme of AQUAEXCEL2020, an AQUAEXCEL2020 TNA facility, as well as the Industry and Research Advisory Panel, its members and their expertise. The section ‘Fish’n’Co.’ features one of the fish species studied in AQUAEXCEL2020, the European Sea bass, and contains species information, a fish quiz and a recipe.

For more information on the AQUAEXCEL2020 project, please visit: www.aquaexcel2020.eu

Follow us on Twitter: @AQUAEXCEL2020

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EuroMarine Individual Fellowship Programme Set to Advance Skills of Successful Applicants Through Grants to Attend Diverse Training Courses

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EuroMarine’s Individual Fellowship Programme has been a resounding success since its launch in March 2017. Twenty-four early career marine scientists have been awarded funding from EuroMarine to attend a wide array of training events as part of the marine science networks new Young Scientist Individual Fellowship Programme.

The initiative received a significant number of applications from students of EuroMarine member organisations. EuroMarine aims to support as much applicants as possible, and has ultimately provided much-needed funding to 17 PhD students and seven post-docs.

The funding is being awarded to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities, highlighting the breadth and ambitious scope of the network. 13 EuroMarine member organisations from nine countries are represented by the successful applicants. The list of successful applicants can be found on the EuroMarine website. The training events range from online courses to summer schools and workshops, covering various topics and skills such as DNA phylogenies, genomics, ocean processes, modelling, and data analysis. Feedback from participants was very enthusiastic and positive, and EuroMarine will look to continue this Programme in the future.

EuroMarine is a leading marine scientific network in Europe, and currently has a consortium of 73 members. Capacity building and training for young scientists to advance Blue Skills and Blue Growth is a key priority of the network. The participation of young scientists in valuable training programmes ensures the continued success of research and development in the European marine science community in the future.

For more information on the EuroMarine Individual Fellowship Programme, please visit: www.euromarinenetwork.eu/calls/euromarine-2017-call-fellowship-applications

For more information on EuroMarine, please visit the website: www.euromarinenetwork.eu

To contact the EuroMarine network, please email: comm@euromarinenetwork.eu

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EURASTiP Capacity Building Foresight Workshop: Promoting Innovative Teaching Through Collaboration in the International Aquaculture Sector, 9 November 2017, Malang (Indonesia)

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Inviting all aquaculture educators interested in innovative teaching!

The EU-funded EURASTiP project (www.eurastip.eu), bringing together aquaculture partners from both Europe and south-east Asia, aims to create and strengthen international cooperation on sustainable aquaculture between Europe and south-east Asia. One area of particular focus is aquaculture education and training.

EURASTiP is pleased to invite aquaculture educators to its first highly interactive Capacity Building Foresight workshop, taking place in Indonesia, which will focus on innovative teaching (methods, materials, pedagogies, etc) in the aquaculture sector through collaboration with European and Asian educators. Innovative teaching is a necessity for all teachers to meet the educational needs of the new generations. Within the aquaculture sector, how can we benefit of the opportunities in this exciting area by collaborating between Europe and Asia and learning from each other?

This workshop will tackle stimulating topics such as best practice examples of innovative teaching and materials; real-life challenges experienced by educators in trying to implement innovative teaching and how to address them; how can a teacher be innovative, and how can aquaculture educators in Asia and Europe collaborate in innovative teaching.

Conditions:
Participation will be restricted to a maximum of 30 participants to ensure effective discussions
Funding for travel & subsistence costs will be available for selected participants (conditions apply)
Workshop will be conducted in English and participants are expected to actively contribute.

Registration:
Please register by sending an email to Marieke Reuver, AquaTT Programme Manager: marieke@aquatt.ie, indicating the following:
• Full name details
• Affiliated organisation
• Country
• Indicate if you are a member of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP), ASEAN-FEN or any other aquaculture education platform and give details
• Motivation: how do you think you can contribute to the topic? What is your experience with innovative teaching, in particular in collaboration between Europe and Asia?

Deadline for registration is 10 October 2017

For further information on the EURASTiP project, please check the project website: www.eurastip.eu

For questions on the EURASTiP Capacity Building Foresight workshop: Promoting Innovative Teaching through Collaboration in the International Aquaculture Sector, please contact Marieke Reuver at marieke@aquatt.ie

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COLUMBUS Industry Brokerage Event 'Aquaculture Knowledge Transfer: Facilitating the Pathway from Research Outputs to Industry Products' at Aquaculture Europe 2017

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COLUMBUS will host an industry brokerage event at Aquaculture 2017, which is titled ‘Aquaculture Knowledge Transfer: Facilitating the Pathway from Research Outputs to Industry Products’. The aim of this event is to introduce the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer Methodology to external institutes and companies, and to present several ongoing aquaculture case studies to explore and develop their potential for impact.

The event is open to all participants at Aquaculture Europe 2017, including conference delegates, trade show exhibitors and trade show visitors. The event will take place on Wednesday, 18 October 2017, from 10:30-12:50 in the DAKSA room.

The COLUMBUS project has a booth (88 & 89) at the event. Interested parties can set up an individual meeting with our partners at the COLUMBUS Brokerage Stand (Booth 89) to discuss knowledge from their own projects and its potential. This could start a process which may include: mentorship in IP protection; development of a business plan; identification of end-users and development partners; assessment of appropriate channels to market; etc. Organising an individual meeting will require prior signature of a standardised Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement. To register interest in setting up a meeting, please contact the COLUMBUS Aquaculture Competence Node Leader: Dr. Panos CHRISTOFILOGIANNIS, General Manager, AQUARK (panos@aquark.gr)

For more information on the COLUMBUS project, please visit the project website www.columbusproject.eu or contact the COLUMBUS project manager Cliona Ní Cheallacháin (cliona@aquatt.ie)

Follow the COLUMBUS project on Twitter: @COLUMBUS_EU

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REGISTER NOW! Achieving Impact from Marine Research Conference, 7 November 2017, Brussels

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The 2nd COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels on 7 November 2017, entitled ‘Achieving Impact from Marine Research’.

The Achieving Impact from Marine Research conference is intended to be an international forum to bring together actors interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer. This conference will offer an opportunity to collaboratively explore the barriers and challenges, and possible solutions, to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle. These events are not to be missed, and will consist of a wide array of innovative and insightful presentations and talks.

To register to attend the conference, please click here, or go to the COLUMBUS website (www.columbusproject.eu).

COLUMBUS is also offering a free training course as a side event to the Conference “Creating Impact by Knowledge Transfer to Support Funding Agencies” which will take place on Monday 6 November at the same venue. To register your interest to attend this training event – please click here.

The COLUMBUS project, a flagship European Union-funded Blue Growth initiative, directly responds to the EU’s demand that Europe needs to get more innovation out of its research, focusing on the marine and maritime aspects. For more information on COLUMBUS, please visit the project website (www.columbusproject.eu) or email its Project Manager, Cliona Ní Cheallacháin (cliona@aquatt.ie).

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Call for Nominations - COLUMBUS Blue Society Award for Impactful Knowledge Transfer

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Is your Knowledge Transfer activity...

• Innovative?
• Tailored?
• Integrated?
• Impactful?
• Inspiring Leadership & Community Empowerment?
• Responsible?
• Leaving a Legacy?

Then we want to hear from you!

COLUMBUS are accepting nominations for the 1st COLUMBUS Blue Society Award for Impactful Knowledge Transfer. This award will highlight best practice examples of successful Knowledge Transfer, specifically those resulting in impactful uptake by end-users contributing to Blue Growth and the implementation of marine and maritime policies such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in harmony with the principle of Blue Society. The Prize will be awarded to the proposal that is most focused on highlighting best practice examples of research which has been transferred to end users and resulted in measurable impact, while supporting the Blue Society vision.

What could you win?

The winner will be presented with a ticket to attend the prestigious and inspirational Pendulum Summit in Dublin, on 10-11 January 2018. The “Breakthrough to Brilliance” conference is the world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit, where leading inspirational minds from all industries and professions gather to stimulate disruptive, game-changing and visionary thinking. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered.
Nominations can be for a person, a project or an initiative. You can nominate yourself, your own project and/or others.

Application process

Complete the application form available on the COLUMBUS website, or by clicking here.

This winning submission will be chosen based on a scored assessment by the COLUMBUS Evaluation Committee, and announced at the 2nd COLUMBUS International Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference, which will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels on 7 November 2017, entitled ‘Achieving Impact from Marine Research’.

To register to attend the conference, please click here, or go to the COLUMBUS website (www.columbusproject.eu).

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Training Course: Creating Impact by Knowledge Transfer to Support Funding Agencies

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Brought to you by the Europe Commission’s flagship knowledge transfer project, COLUMBUS is offering a free training course as a side event to the 2nd COLUMBUS International Blue Growth Knowledge Transfer Conference “Achieving Impact from Marine Research”.

The Training Course entitled “Creating Impact by Knowledge Transfer to Support Funding Agencies” will take place on Monday 6 November at the Crown Plaza Hotel – Le Palace in Brussels, Belgium. This training course is intended for all those who are invested in achieving greater impact from the research that they support: such as funding agencies, evaluators, national contact points and decision makers.

Training will include:

• An introduction to the robust and validated COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer Methodology
• Case studies of successful Knowledge Transfer
• Considerations for funding agencies to support an increase of impact from funded research projects

To register your interest to attend this training event – please click here, or go to the COLUMBUS website (www.columbusproject.eu). Please note, this course has limited availability and spaces will be prioritised for the intended audience. Your registration should be considered as an application to attend. We will confirm your place by email, as soon as possible.

The COLUMBUS project, a flagship European Union-funded Blue Growth initiative, directly responds to the EU’s demand that Europe needs to get more innovation out of its research, focusing on the marine and maritime aspects. For more information on COLUMBUS, please visit the project website (www.columbusproject.eu) or email its Project Manager, Cliona Ní Cheallacháin (cliona@aquatt.ie).

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Student Corner

Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy Workshop

The Zoological Station Anton Dohrn will host a workshop entitled “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy” from 9-11 October 2017. The workshop will help participants analyse how scientific progress and innovation are contributing to the development of marine and maritime activities in order to define the best strategies for protection and recovery of marine ecosystems.

It is estimated that 50 experts from research centres, private sector and intergovernmental organisations will be attending the event. This will provide participants with opportunities to enrich their previous knowledge with the thoughts and research done by these renowned experts.

For more information on this event, please visit:   http://www.szn.it/index.php/it/news/eventi/icalrepeat.detail/2017/10/10/243/-/innovation-for-a-sustainable-ocean-economy

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Available Two-Year Position for a Benthic Biologist/Ecologist at the IEO (Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares, Palma) on the ATLAS Project

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Summary of the tasks to be conducted by the applicants

- Maintenance of cold-water coral (CWC) and other deep benthic organisms in aquaria
- Development of ecophysiology experiments in aquaria with CWCs and other deep benthic organism
- Quantitative processing and interpretation of underwater video transects and images gathered by ROV, and underwater cameras manned submarine, AUVs, etc…
- Data analysis of the video and image processing as well as of the aquaria experiments. Integrated analyses of video and image data an oceanographic parameters
- Development of indicators of conservation status of vulnerable marine ecosystems
- Statistical data treatment. Uni- and multivariate analyses
- Participation in oceanographic surveys, stays abroad of 1 - 2 months each year, participation in international meetings
- Elaboration of scientific publications and participation in the elaboration of scientific reports

Summary of requirements for the applicants

• Candidates need to have a PhD or at least to be a graduate in biology, natural sciences, or marine sciences. If the applicants have a non-Spanish title this needs to be previously recognised / ratified by the Spanish government
• The PhD is highly recommended and will be positively considered
• Applicants need to submit a full and detailed CV and all the information including needs to be supported by the corresponding copies of certificates, titles etc. which need to be certified (official stamp to validate that the copies correspond to the original document)
• More details in the required documentation are available in the information supplied in the IEO web page (see link below)

To read the full job description and application details, please visit: www.ieo.es/es/web/ieo/ofertas-de-empleo Code: Plaza 316 C.O.Baleares

Deadline for submitting applications is the 9th of October

NOTE: the documentation is only in Spanish and the selection process will be also in Spanish.

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10th Anniversary 'Lindsay Laird Innovation in Aquaculture' Award to be Presented at Aquaculture Europe 2017

AquaTT and AMC Ltd celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lindsay Laird Award at the EAS 41st International Conference, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia (17-20 October). Lindsay Laird spent most of her professional life as an academic but she also worked closely with the expanding aquaculture industry on different aspects of salmon production. Nevertheless she was a real all-rounder: a member of the EAS Board from 1994 to 2000, the first Chairman of the Organic Fish Producers Association, senior lecturer in the University of Aberdeen. She combined her aquaculture and language expertise to translate both volumes of the French classic “Aquaculture” by G. Barnabe into English and helped compile the multilingual AQUALEX aquaculture glossary. Shared parenting with her husband, Dr Monty Priede allowed her, while raising a family, to carry out research and lecture in countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, and Borneo, where a new species of moth (Dasychera lairdi) was named after her.

It is not surprising that by the time of her early death from cancer in 2001, Lindsay Laird had become a role model for many young women, able to straddle the divide between university teaching, scientific research and involvement in the rapidly developing aquaculture industry, excelling in all three areas.

Student winners of the award for innovation in aquaculture have so far come from Belgium, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Germany, Malta, Scotland, the Netherlands and Brazil. This year’s winner will receive an iPad Mini, books from Wiley Blackwell, Springer and 5M publishing. All student posters submitted for Aquaculture Europe 2017 are eligible for the Lindsay Laird Award. More information can be found here. More information about Lindsay Laird can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsay_Laird, and more information on the award can be found at http://www.aqualex.org/.

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Other News

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – COMPASS Interreg Project

The Marine Institute has been awarded funding under the Interreg VA area project to develop cross-border capacity for the monitoring and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) & species. The Marine Institute hopes to recruit a research scientist at Post-Doctoral level for a period of up to three and a half years, who will have a central role in implementing the research project along with the project team. The research will be primarily based in the Marine Institute facility at Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, with regular sampling from inshore vessels.

For more information, please visit: https://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area/working-us/post-doctoral-research-scientist-%E2%80%93-compass-interreg-project

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Market Research Officer (Maternity Cover)

Bord Iaschaigh Mhara (BIM) are looking for a Market Research Officer for maternity cover. The officer will support BIM’s Business Development and Innovation Division in its aim to generate prosperity and employment in the Irish seafood sector through an integrated approach to business development, including market-led innovation and new product development.
The successful candidate will be required to conduct market research for client companies for specific products, analyse new trends in food and seafood, maintain a database of information on company performance, conduct annual employment surveys, prepare information for submission to the European Market Observatory, prepare and disseminate information on Irish Retail Seafood Sales, provide assistance as required to the Seafood Development Centre and manage other ad hoc and recurring duties that may develop.

For more information, please visit: http://www.bim.ie/about-us/job-vacancies/content,111668,en.html

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If 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.

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