7.7K views | +0 today
Collated articles relevant to Aqua-tnet, the EU Erasmus Lifelong Learning Thematic Network for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management (
Curated by John Bostock
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by John Bostock!

AQUAEXCEL Training Course on Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments

AQUAEXCEL Training Course on Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments | Aqua-tnet |

The main focus of this course will be on the use of advanced monitoring and communication tools in aquaculture fish experiments. Experimental methods in first feeding experiments will be introduced, with emphasis on the possibilities offered by instrumentation and control systems. Participants will learn to handle and efficiently use the available cameras, sensors and control systems at the CodTech automated first feeding rig in different types of experiments. Opportunities for applying monitoring and control tools in different production systems will be evaluated. Another objective of the course will be demonstrating how to apply remote access tools in sea-based aquaculture at the Aquaculture Engineering (ACE) exposed farming site. Course participants will visit corner stone aquaculture companies in the coastal region of Frøya, and will be given the opportunity to interact with Norwegian industry representatives.


Main parts of the course:

First feeding and on-growing aquacultureE-Infrastructure opportunitiesControl SystemsRemote Monitoring

The course is organised by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning (SINTEF), SeaLab, Trondheim, Norway.


Target audience is:

Master’s students in aquaculture, automation and process control, Information and Communications Technology (ICT)Facility operators and researchers in aquaculture research infrastructuresAquaculture staff with development and operation responsibility (producers, suppliers)


Course tutors are:

Elin Kjørsvik (Professor at NTNU, Dept of Biology)Jan Ove Evjemo (Senior researcher at NTNU, Dept of Biology)Jo Arve Alfredsen (Associate Professor at NTNU, Dept of Engineering Cybernetics)Morten Alver (Adjunct Associate Professor at NTNU, Dept of Engineering Cybernetics)Gunnar Senneset (Senior researcher at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture)Ep Eding (Senior researcher/lecturer at Wageningen University)

The location of the course is the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Centre of Fisheries and Aquaculture and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture SeaLab, Brattørkaia 17C, 7010 Trondheim, Norway. Full day excursion to an exposed sea-cage salmon farming site and to the aquaculture region of Frøya.

The course commences at 8:30am Monday 19 May 2014 and concludes at 3:00pm Thursday 22 May 2014: Four days including excursion. There is no fee, but participants will need to pay their own travel and accommodation costs.


John Bostock's insight:

Previous AQUAEXCEL training courses have been very popular so with numbers limited you are advised to apply early if interested.

No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock!

AQUAEXCEL PROJECT: Short Training Courses

AQUAEXCEL PROJECT: Short Training Courses | Aqua-tnet |

AQUAEXCEL organises 4 new pioneering technical Training Courses that focus on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation. These Training Courses are the only ones of their kind, putting emerging aquaculture infrastructure centres of excellence at the forefront.


This is a unique chance for researchers and technicians in this field as course attendance is free, thanks to EC FP7 funding. Participants are expected to pay their own travel, subsistence and accommodation.

Remaining courses are:

Course 2: Contribution of Genomic Approaches to the Development of Sustainable Aquaculture for Temperate and Mediterranean Fish

Course 3: The Application of Chromosome Set Manipulations and the Importance of Gamete Collection and Management in Aquaculture

Course 4: Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments.

John Bostock's insight:

These are high quality one-off specialist courses that will be particularly interesting to early career aquaculture researchers

No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Aquaculture!

YSI Advancements in Monitoring & Control Technology Webinar

Webinar covering product advancements that improve system performance, productivity and efficiency with M&C water quality technology. Topics include: • optica

John Bostock's insight:

A bit of sales talk but provides a good insight into commercial products for the very important function of environmental monitoring and control in aquaculture

Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:22 AM
Water quality monitoring technology ~