AquaTT Training News - June 2015

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Education


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Sea for Society Blue Talks Dublin - 14 July 2015

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Where? Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, Dublin
When? 6pm 14 July 2015

Join us for an evening of talks about and by people whose daily lives revolve around the ocean.

We’ll hear about surfers tackling pollution and riding Ireland’s biggest waves, a researcher exploring the depths of the ocean in search of new medicines and a seasoned marine science communicator bringing the seas to schools.

Sometimes we don’t realise how crucial our seas are to our daily lives and how our actions impact upon them. After hearing these stories, we hope you’ll be inspired to learn more, spread the word and take action to help protect our precious ocean life support system!

Sea for Society aims to bring about a shift in attitude and an increase in public awareness around the issue of maintaining a sustainable marine ecosystem.

This event is FREE, thanks to EC FP7 funding, but registration is required. To register, please email SeaforSocietyBlueTalks@aquatt.ie

Follow our Twitter feed @SeaforSocietyIE to receive updates on all our activities.

For more information, please visit the official project website www.seaforsociety.eu and our Irish blog www.seaforsociety-ireland.blogspot.ie.

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Successfully Integrating Research Infrastructures to Support European Aquaculture

AquaExcel Booklet 4The fourth and final publication in a series of booklets outlining the accomplishments of the EC-funded AQUAEXCEL (Aquaculture infrastructures for excellence in European fish research) project is now available to download from www.aquaexcel.eu.

The AQUAEXCEL Key Achievements booklet series outlines the significant activities and results of the project as it aimed to integrate key aquaculture Research Infrastructures across Europe in order to promote their coordinated use and development. AQUAEXCEL officially ended in February 2015. The project’s focus was on further improving the efficiency of aquaculture production and supporting European research activities in this area.

Key AQUAEXCEL outputs that are highlighted in the Key Achievements 2014-2015 booklet include: details of the development, implementation and evaluation of technical solutions for providing remote access to highly specialised aquaculture research facilities; an inventory of aquaculture Research Infrastructure gaps in Europe; a report on the effect of biofilter scale on Total Ammonia Nitrogen (TAN) removal rate in closed aquaculture systems; and research into how reproductive hormone concentrations in the blood can be used as prospective candidate markers of maturation in male trout and in sea bass.

Over the course of the project, AQUAEXCEL regularly invited proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilised the facilities of the participating aquaculture Research Infrastructures as part of its Transnational Access programme. This edition of the booklet features a special section which gives an overview of interesting statistics regarding the programme.

Results of research carried out under the Transnational Access programme are also highlighted in the booklet and include novel findings on: the effect of both male and female parental nutrition on the development of seahorse embryos; techniques for 3D monitoring of fish behaviour; and the effect of dietary arginine supplementation on the European sea bass immune response against vibriosis.

AQUAEXCEL Project Coordinator, Marc Vandeputte, said: “For us, AQUAEXCEL has been a successful experience, and we hope it will have a lasting impact on the EU aquaculture sector. Our team has developed an integrated approach to link and coordinate key Research Infrastructures in Europe in order to harmonise access, joint research, and networking. To build on this success, an enlarged AQUAEXCEL consortium has submitted a new project, AQUAEXCEL2020, to the EC. We look forward to continuing this aquaculture challenge towards 2020.”

All four booklets in the AQUAEXCEL Key Achievements series are available to download from www.aquaexcel.eu.

For press queries, please contact: Marieke Reuver, Programme Manager, AquaTT, Dublin, Ireland, email: marieke@aquatt.ie, web: www.aquatt.ie

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Tapping the Source of Marine Biotechnological Potential – The Research Project Coordinators’ Viewpoints

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Three leading European projects have collaborated to produce a new Marine Microbes Research Update that explores the cross-over between the projects’ respective objectives as they seek to exploit the virtually untapped resource of marine microorganisms, which account for 98% of ocean biomass. The update features an insightful and candid knowledge exchange between the coordinators of the three projects, Frank Oliver Glöckner (Micro B3), Lucas Stal (MaCuMBA) and Marcel Jaspars (PharmaSea).

Micro B3 (Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology) is working to improve Europe’s capacity for bioinformatics and marine microbial data integration. MaCuMBA (Marine Microorganisms: Cultivation, Methods for Improving their Biotechnological Application) isolates and cultivates a wide range of microbial strains in the laboratory, which are then screened for bioactive compounds. PharmaSea (Exploring the Hidden Potential: Novel Bioactive Compounds) develops and commercialises bioactive compounds from marine organisms, and evaluates their potential as novel drug leads.

Micro B3’s Frank Oliver Glöckner outlined the importance of collaboration and the connection the three projects have: “There needs to be some overlap, it is good to have these relationships. Micro B3 is focused on marine biodiversity and metageneomics, by collecting DNA from the environment, MaCuMBA is doing the cultivation and PharmaSea is ready for the application. We can learn a lot from each other.”

Lucas Stal of MaCuMBA welcomed the recent advances that have been made in marine microbiology but voiced concerns that our understanding of the area has not accelerated quickly enough: “There have been so many developments that have revealed a huge amount of information that is still being explored. We have seen new nitrogen fixers that basically put the whole nitrogen cycle upside down again. On the other hand, I bought [Claude Ephraim] ZoBell’s original book on Marine Microbiology and reading that book you see our understanding of the system has not evolved since ZoBell wrote this book in 1946.”

Marcel Jaspars from PharmaSea discusses the integral role of industry partners in the projects: “I think that having industry involved at all stages of the pipeline really helps. There are companies who were not necessarily working in the marine environment beforehand who are now convinced that there is something to be done and something of value to be gained by working in the marine and on these bigger projects.”

The Marine Microbes Research Update also features specific updates for each project, as well as an overview of the Marine Micr’omics for Biotech Applications workshop, which took place in March.

The newsletter is available to download via the MaCuMBA website: www.macumbaproject.eu

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European Researchers Develop New Sensors to Detect Potent Toxins and Antibiotic Agents in Seafood

The ECsafeSEAFOOD project is currently developing innovative sensors to detect harmful toxins and pharmaceutical agents which can accumulate in seafood.

ECsafeSEAFOOD is an EU-funded project that aims to assess food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination and to evaluate their impact on public health.

The project held its sixth partner meeting in Ghent, Belgium, on 23-24 June 2015. The meeting was attended by members of the ECsafeSEAFOOD consortium, comprising 17 partners from nine countries.

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Dr Antonio Marques, ECsafeSEAFOOD project coordinator, said: “This meeting was extremely fruitful. All partners are deeply involved and active in all ongoing aspects of the project. The advances were significant, particularly with the wider accessibility to the contaminants database which is now available to external entities upon request.”

The ECsafeSEAFOOD contaminants database collates all related literature on contaminants of emerging concern in seafood species and includes the project results. It focuses on unregulated contaminants that give rise to concern from an environmental and public health point of view. The contaminants in question include brominated flame retardants, endocrine disruptors, toxic element species, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, perfluorinated compounds, microplastics and marine biotoxins, amongst others. This unique tool is useful for improving contaminant diagnostics and seafood risk assessment for food safety authorities and food diagnostic firms, as well as the seafood and aquaculture industries. It can also be used by policy makers to help inform policy and advisory guidelines and by funding authorities to highlight the deficits in seafood contaminant research.

The development of fast screening methods for targeted contaminants is almost concluded and sensors are already being developed for chloramphenicol (an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections), azaspiracids (a group of marine algal toxins), tetrodotoxin (a potent neurotoxin) and sulphonamides (used in antibiotics and diuretics).

The project is also assessing the transfer of contaminants from the environment into seafood. Partners are quantifying contaminants in commercial species and assessing the effect of cooking procedures on the contaminants. Assessments on the potential for the contaminants substance to interact with (and be absorbed by) an organism as well as the degree to which the contaminants become available to the target tissue after administration have begun.

The project is incorporating strategies to mitigate the risks associated with seafood contaminants. Partners are developing content for an online tool for stakeholders which will balance the risks and benefits associated with seafood intake, taking exposure to contaminants into consideration. The project will also produce seafood safety guidelines to help consumers to reduce or eliminate the risk of contaminated seafood.

The first ECsafeSEAFOOD stakeholder workshop was held within the seventh international festival of good, clean & fair fish, at the Slow Fish 2015 event from 14-17 May 2015 in Genoa, Italy. This event gave ECsafeSEAFOOD partners the opportunity to meet with relevant stakeholders in the field of environment, fisheries, consumers, and academia to disseminate the project. The consultation was the first step towards determining the optimal strategies for involving producers/processors in the project, and effectively communicating the project outputs in order to reduce public health risks from seafood consumption.

Marques said: “Close links with the Food Safety Authorities at national and European levels have already been established in order to ensure that these important entities are immediately informed about the output of the project.”

ECsafeSEAFOOD recently featured on the Euronews television series Futuris. To view the episode online, click HERE

For more information on ECsafeSEAFOOD, see www.ecsafeseafood.eu

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COMMON SENSE progress update

Common Sense factsheet - progress updateCOMMON SENSE is successfully developing prototypes for innovative, next generation sensing technologies that will be a key tool for EU Member States in meeting their Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requirements.

A new 2015 Progress Update factsheet is now available which specifically focuses on how COMMON SENSE sensors will contribute to improving marine monitoring and marine data management. The factsheet provides general project information and objectives as well as an infographic which shows the project development timeline alongside a timeline for MSFD implementation.

Sensors being developed by the COMMON SENSE project will increase the availability of standardised data on: eutrophication; concentrations of heavy metals; micro plastic fraction within marine litter; underwater noise; and other parameters such as temperature, pH and pressure. These cost-effective sensors directly respond to current marine monitoring challenges and will be a key tool for EU Member States in meeting their MSFD requirements and achieving Good Environmental Status (GES).

The factsheet has been designed to appeal to a non-expert audience. It can be viewed and downloaded here.

For further information about COMMON SENSE, please visit www.commonsenseproject.eu or  contact COMMON SENSE Scientific Coordinator Sergio Martinez (smartineznavas@leitat.org)

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

MYFISH SmallThe EU-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 registration is 1 September 2015.

Please visit www.myfishproject.eu for more information.

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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.

Registration deadline: 21 August 2015

For more information visit www.ecmnp2015.com/.

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MaCuMBA Summer School 2015: "Sampling, Isolation & Cultivation of Marine Microorganisms"

MaCuMBA summer school imageThe MaCuMBA project will host a summer school on sampling, isolation and cultivation of marine microorganisms from 13 –24 July 2015, in Texel, The Netherlands.

During this two-week course, participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts in the field and obtain first-hand experience of isolation and cultivation design along with various other techniques.

Morning lectures will be given by leading microbiologists who will present their ideas about the design of culture media, single cell isolation techniques, identification, and screening for bioactive compounds and their application by the biotechnology industry.

Demonstrations and hands-on practical work related to these topics will be carried out in the afternoons. In small groups, the participants will discuss and practice different isolation techniques for microbes including open seawater, marine sediments and substrates (e.g. seaweeds). A matrix of different marine systems, isolation techniques and culturing methods will be offered to the participants. Participants will design appropriate cultivation media and growth circumstances for photoautotrophic and chemoauto- and heterotrophic microorganisms. Enrichment cultures, dilution to extinction, batch and continuous cultivation, plate and cell-to-cell communication will be part of the training. Aerobic and anaerobic cultivation will be possible under different environmental conditions. State-of-the-art identification techniques will be available for processing the samples.

For more information on the MaCuMBA project see: www.macumbaproject.eu/

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COLUMBUS Marine Biological Resources Knowledge Fellow Position

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There is a vacancy for a “Knowledge Fellow” position at the Roscoff Marine Biological Station for a period of two years in the context of the Horizon 2020 project COLUMBUS (“Knowledge Transfer for Blue Growth”)

Context:
Marine and maritime research have critical roles to play in developing our understanding of the seas and advancing technology in order to exploit the economic potential of marine ecosystems in a sustainable manner. The COLUMBUS project aims to capitalise on the significant body of EC marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility to and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end‐users (policy, industry, science and wider society). The core element of COLUMBUS is to operate a network of Competence Nodes across Europe covering a wide scope of marine and maritime areas/sectors. A network of 9 Competence Nodes across Europe, each with a “Knowledge Fellow” and support team, will provide the necessary critical mass to ensure full thematic and spatial coverage. The Knowledge Fellow positon advertised here will work in the frame of the “Marine Biological Resource Node” led by Roscoff Marine Biological Station‐UPMC

Job Description ‐ Roles & Responsibilities:
The role of the Knowledge Fellow will be to lead, in conjunction with the Node Leader, the Marine Biological Resource Competence Node using the Knowledge Transfer methodology defined in COLUMBUS. The Knowledge Fellow will be responsible for developing and carrying out Knowledge Transfer Strategies ensuring a strategic, coordinated and effective approach in transferring knowledge. Guidelines on how to carry out these activities including timelines and templates will be provided via the project, as well as through regular internal capacity training. The Knowledge Fellow will provide expertise and strategic input and ensure that the activities are carried out on time, to budget and to the required quality standard (within agreed specifications). He/she will ensure that the activities within the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer Cycle will be effectively resourced and will manage relationships with a wide range of groups (including all project partners). The Knowledge Fellow will also be responsible for managing theinvolvement of external advisors, allocating and utilising resources in an efficient manner and maintaining a co‐operative, motivated and successful team.

The applicant should preferably have worked in both research and industry/or policy. She or he should have the ability to interact with a range of stakeholders and have a sufficient technical level to be able to understand and analyse research Knowledge Outputs and determine their applicability to different target users in the Marine Biological Resource thematic area.

Closing date for applications: 10 July 2015

For more, click HERE.

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Student Corner

YOUMARES 6: “A journey into the blue: ocean research and innovation”

YOUMARES (Young Marine Researchers) will hold their YOUMARES 6 event in Bremen, NW1, from 16-18 September 2015. This YOUMARES conference and network meeting provides a platform and access to the stage of science for young marine scientists and engineers from undergraduate level and boosts interaction between scientific youngsters and seniors.

Registration to YOUMARES 6 has already opened: Don´t hesitate, come aboard! Did you know that YOUMARES is probably the only conference for young marine researchers that is bottom up organised?

Organisers are looking for sessions now.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2015.
For details on how to apply, click HERE.

For more information on YOUMARES, click HERE.

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II Uca International Summer School Now Offering Marine Courses

The II Uca International Summer School (UCA-ISS) is a combination of formative and cultural activities with an international character that the University of Cadiz (UCA) offers in southern Spain. It is a forum where the international university community participates with the society of southern Europe through the exchange of knowledge, traditions, languages, cultures, etc. The International Campus of Excellence of the Sea (cei•mar), an important consortium of universities and research centres focused on the sea in all its diverse aspects (education, research, innovation, culture, etc.) are involved with this Summer School. Marine Science courses offered include:

Course - Aquaculture in southern Europe: basic and applied aspects (6-10 July 2015)

Course - Maritime migration and human rights in the Mediterranean (27-31 July 2015)

Course - Data analysis methods in oceanography (7 to 11 September 2015)

For more information, click HERE.

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Marine Institute Cullen Fellowship Opportunity - PhD, Ireland

The goal of this project, entitled “Ocean Colour and dynamics in the Eastern Atlantic from Satellite observations (OCEANS)” is to characterise the spatio-temporal trends in ocean colour and their relationship with selected key surface ocean circulation patterns around Ireland by analysis of a combination of satellite derived observations.

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 Honours undergraduate degree in a marine science discipline or equivalent, and MSc. experience in remote sensing, computational techniques and programming would be an advantage.

The position is a joint award between the Marine Institute and the Geography Department, University College Cork (UCC) commencing on or near 1 October 2015.

Application deadline: 15 July 2015

For more information, click HERE

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Five Doctoral Student Positions in Environment, Society and Technology in the North, at the University of Oulu, Finland

The underlining drive for the AURORA Doctoral Programme is change in the North and the need to study its impact on ecosystems and societies and to find sustainable mitigation solutions. The programme covers the research fields of Natural sciences, Environmental sciences, Human and health sciences, and Engineering sciences.

Applications are invited for five four-year doctoral student positions in relevant research groups working on the three main themes of Aurora DP, which include:

1. Climate Change and the Northern Environment
2. Human Health and Community Wellbeing in the Circumpolar North
3. Sustainable Resources Management

For further information about the available positions and the application process, please click HERE.

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Practical Use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences

This comprehensive five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on practical skills required to undertake an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) campaign safely, legally and successfully for NERC oriented science.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2015.

For more information, click HERE

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Algaculture for Biotechnology Course

Debatably the most diverse group of organisms on Earth and responsible for the oxygen in every second breath you take; algae are still relatively untapped in terms of biotechnology. If you’re currently working in algaculture, biotechnology or biofuels, or you require an understanding of the incredible potential of algae and phytoplankton, this two-day course provides a solid introduction for you. The course will be held from 27-28 October 2015 at Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Scotland.

For more information, click HERE.

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Advanced Course on Bivalve Shellfish Safety Management

Bivalve molluscs account for about 25% of seafood associated outbreaks. Some bivalve molluscs such as oysters are eaten raw/live, and this explains increased risk associated with their consumption.

This course will take place at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Biology, and will be given by well qualified lecturers from research centres, universities, government departments and private companies in different countries, and from international organisations. It will be held over a period of one week, from 21-25 September 2015. The objective of the course is to deliver both theoretical and practical knowledge in different areas of shellfish safety management to improve sanitary quality control.

For more information click HERE

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The Challenge of Science Leadership Training Courses

The Challenge of Science Leadership training course delivered is offered both in the north and south of the UK. The course has been custom made for scientists, academics and professionals working in the environment and sustainability sectors. The course provides an integrated leadership tool kit for use on your own ideas and material during the course. The tools can be used back at work immediately after the course has finished.

The first course will be held from 4-6 November 2015 at SAMS, Oban – Book Here

The second course will be held from 6-8 January 2016 at Plymouth University – Register HERE

For more information, click HERE

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Wildlife Observer Short Courses 2015

The Wildlife Observer Wales (WOW) courses have been running since 2007 and are a partnership between Pembrokeshire College’s Coastal and Marine Environment Research Unit and Seatrust.

The courses aim to provide participants with nationally recognised qualifications. They train students to identify and record local species as well as give background to biology and field study methods. The courses use the Pembrokeshire coast and islands as well as well as classroom sessions to teach and practice these skills.

Bespoke courses can be arranged. Courses in 2015 include:

WOW Seals: 
2 day course, £tbc, 19-20 September 2015

WOW Cetaceans:
3 days, £tbc, 28-30 October 2015

For more information, click HERE.

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Other News

 Ecoaqua Workshop: An Ecosystem Approach for Development of Sustainable Aquaculture

As part of the Ecoaqua project, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is holding a workshop with the following objectives: 1)Analyse the status and issues of Aquaculture in Europe’s Outermost Regions (OR) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT); and 2) Define Guidelines to foster the Development of Sustainable Aquaculture under an Ecosystem Approach.

For more information, click HERE

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Offshore Renewable Energy Summer School


An industry focused course that aims to expand and sustain a community of high-quality staff for the UK offshore renewable energy industry will take place from 3-14 August 2015 at HR Wallingford, UK.

The offshore renewable energy summer school is a two-week IMarEST accredited course hosted by HR Wallingford. The summer school is designed to deliver an industry focused course that aims to expand and sustain a community of high-quality staff for the UK offshore renewable energy industry.

For more information, click HERE

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Mercury-free Water Purification for Fish Farms

An EU-funded project has developed a cheaper, energy-efficient and mercury-free water purification system that could be a viable alternative to current technologies in use. The breakthrough could help cut the costs of cleaning water for a range of industries - including aquaculture.

For more information click HERE

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The EC Seeks Public Views on the EU's Role in Shaping International Ocean Governance

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on what the EU can do to improve international governance of oceans and seas to the benefit of sustainable blue growth. The consultation asks European and international stakeholders – international organisations, state actors, NGOs, business, the research community, academia and civil society – for their views on the best path of action and the EU's role. It will run until 15 September 2015.

For more information, click HERE

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Catching Waves for Renewable Energy Production

The world's oceans are veritable power houses. If we could harness the forces of their waves and tides on a large scale, they could provide a considerable amount of sustainable electric power. An innovative offshore test facility developed with EU funding and already on the market is taking us one step closer to that goal.

For more, click HERE

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Guide to Help Consumers Choose Microbead-Free Cosmetics Now Available

Fauna & Flora International have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) to publish the “Good Scrub Guide” which provides clear, non-biased information on which products are free from microplastics.

The guide can be downloaded HERE

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Meeting with the new Advisory Boards of the Water JPI

The first Advisory Board meeting took place from 4-5 June 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, where the consortium presented the objectives of the Water JPI, the developments and the results achieved since the start of the Water JPI (elaboration of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, development of the Implementation Plan, mapping the research activities in Europe and in some non-European countries) and the expected role of the boards.

For more information, click HERE.

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Submit an Abstract to the Oceanology International 2016 Conferences

Speak at Oceanology International 2016 and connect with the world's largest community of marine science and ocean technology professionals. The conference will be held from 15-17 March 2016 in London, UK.

Deadline to submit content is 28 August 2015.

For more information, click HERE

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Europe’s Seas: Productive, But Not Healthy or Clean

A new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that, despite some improvements, the way we use our seas remains unsustainable and threatens not only the productivity of our seas, but also our wellbeing. Human activities and climate change are increasingly putting a number of pressures on Europe’s seas, the cumulative effects of which threaten the functioning and resilience of marine ecosystems.

For more information, click HERE

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Bluefin Tuna Conservation Paying Off

The Bluefin Tuna purse seine fishing season has finished with no major issues that may indicate systemic overfishing or illegal fishing activities of Bluefin Tuna by EU vessels. Although scientists still need to assess the state of the stocks later this year, it is clear that the successful implementation of stricter control measures by the EU to fight overfishing has played a significant role in the recovery of the stock.

For more information, 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: Marine Data Specialist (United Kingdom)

Position: COLUMBUS Marine Biological Resources Knowledge Fellow Position (France) 

Position: Professor of Nutrition (United Kingdom)

Position: PhD Opportunity - Ocean Colour And Dynamics In The Eastern Atlantic From Satellite Observations (OCEANS) (Ireland)

Position: Web Developer (United Kingdom)

Position: PhD Studentship - Climate, Harmful Algal Blooms, And Human Health (United Kingdom)

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