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Lobster Academy now enrolling | Aquaculture Directory

Lobster Academy now enrolling | Aquaculture Directory | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Now enrolling for the September 29th – October 2 session of Lobster Academy™ (based in St Andrews, New Brunswick right over the Maine, USA border.)

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Blue Growth Summer School - Ghent University

Blue Growth Summer School - Ghent University | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Oceans and seas are identified as key drivers for European economic development and, as a result, have the potential to deliver new jobs in the coming years. To exploit the full potential of Blue Growth opportunities multidisciplinary training of graduates across engineering and marine and maritime sciences is essential. This summer school is designed for Master students with different backgrounds. Engineers, bio-engineers, geographers and marine biologists are welcome to subscribe however essential for enrolment is the demonstration of experience in marine and maritime projects. PhD students in the first year of their doctoral training are also allowed to inscribe. The course will take place at GreenBridge, UGent Campus Ostend in Belgium from 12-23 September 2016. The Inscription fee for the entire course is €500, a single week €350.
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The EC is promoting more integrated thinking on the marine and bioeconomies - this Summer School is a chance for students to get involved.
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CEEPUS Summer Course 2016

CEEPUS Summer Course 2016 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The Organizers of the 4th Summer School invite undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and teachers as well as other specialists to participate in this Summer Course. 


Title: New fields, advances and innovation in aquaculture and fisheries 


Date of course: 04/07/2016 – 09/07/2016 


Course Description: This is a 6-day-long multidisciplinary summer course focusing on new fields, advances and innovation in aquaculture and fisheries. The course involves several topics such as natural and induced reproduction of freshwater fish, cryopreservation, spermatogonia, transplantation, epigenetics and molecular biology of fish species, larva and juvenile rearing of different protected and endangered fish species, such as European eel, breeding, housing and research of Zebrafish in Tecniplast recirculation system, new trends in aquaculture in EU. Additional activities include: a tour to The Fishing Park and Tavern of Akasztó, managing company is ÖKO 2000 Co Ltd; Several laboratory practices (cryopreservation, propagation, spermatogonia isolation, histological methods in practice, water quality parameters); Facultative angling competition between course participants and lecturers of department.


This workshop is organised by the Department of Aquaculture, Szent Istvan University at Gödöllő, Hungary. A certificate of attendance and 3 ECTS credits will be awarded to students who complete the course. 

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This is a great opportunity to learn about the latest advances in freshwater fisheries and aquaculture, meet new people from around Europe and enjoy the rich culture and hospitality of Hungary in the lovely town of Gödöllő.
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How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It - InformED

How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It - InformED | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Peer teaching is not a new concept. It can be traced back to Aristotle’s use of archons, or student leaders, and to the letters of Seneca the Younger. It was first organized as a theory by Scotsman Andrew Bell in 1795, and later implemented into French and English schools in the 19th century. Over the... Read More

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A useful article and prompt to formally include this as part of the teaching strategy
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Good article with tips, links to articles and research and some of the pros and cons.

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Gent University: INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ON HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN AQUACULTURE

Gent University: INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME  ON HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN AQUACULTURE | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
19 September - 17 December 2016, Gent University.

The training programme consists of theoretical parts: lectures, case studies, peer-to-peer teaching; and practical parts: wet lab experience (for instance on biofloc operation) and study visits. The lectures, which will include microteaching sessions, will make up the majority of the program. Over a period of 10 weeks, 4 courses will be taught: 

Diseases in Aquaculture by Prof. Peter Bossier & Prof. Annemie Decostere 
Virology by Prof. Hans Nauwynck 
Microbial Community Management by Dr. Peter De Schryver Immunology by Prof. Daisy Vanrompay
 
A number of guest lectures by international authorities is foreseen by Prof. Yoram Avnimelech, Prof. Jorge Galindo-Villegas and Prof. Olav Vadstein.
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Introduction to the SAMR Model

I'vDr. Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model as a way for teachers to evaluate how they are incorporating technology into their instructional practice. You ...


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Jargon busting for teachers: The SAMR Model for enhancing learning through technology

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How can you teach critical thinking skills by integrating technology?  The SAMR Modle will help you understand how to enhance your classroom with technology. 

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How can you teach critical thinking skills by integrating technology?  The SAMR Modle will help you understand how to enhance your classroom with technology. 

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How can you teach critical thinking skills by integrating technology?  The SAMR Modle will help you understand how to enhance your classroom with technology. 

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eLearning Papers: Language Learning and Technology

eLearning Papers: Language Learning and Technology | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

By and large, languages, both as first, second or foreign languages remain one of the most important core subjects at every educational level. In early stages, their inclusion in the curriculum is intricately connected with (pre-)literacy practices, but also as a main driver for the successful integration of minority students learning a second language. In addition, the attainment of a certain level of a foreign language by the end of compulsory education is a common goal in most educational systems around the globe. Arguably, the key drivers of success in learning a language range from motivational to attitudinal, but ultimately they also have to do with the amount of target language use, the access to quality input, and especially language teachers’ readiness to incorporate the latest educational trends effectively in the language classroom, educational technologies amongst them. This special issue features recent developments and innovations in the field of Computed Assisted Language Learning and expects to serve as a springboard for a series of existing innovative practices in the area of technology enhanced language learning and teaching.

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Language learning has been one of the core focus areas for the AQUA-TNET project over the years

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Perspectives on technology enhanced teaching and learning from the AQUA-TNET Project

Presentation made to the COFASP workshop "Towards new solutions on mobility and learning tools for human capacity building on the fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing chain. Bilbao, 8th October 2015. The presentation covers a few key definitions and concepts useful in developing new training and knowledge building interventions.

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Disease In Tropical Aquatic Animals Masterclass - JCU

Disease In Tropical Aquatic Animals Masterclass - JCU | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

This is a 12-day intensive course delivered by six leading researchers in aquaculture, biomedical sciences and marine and environmental sciences. It is being held at the James Cook University, Townsville, Australia from 11-23 January 2016. The course fee is AUS$ 3000 which includes accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, all tuition, materials and transfers.

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This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

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This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

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This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

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The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans - An Ocean of Opportunities: Aquaculture in Canada

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An Ocean of Opportunities: Aquaculture in Canada

 

The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans began its study on aquaculture in January 2014 with the purpose of examining and reporting on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada. Its findings have now been published in a 3-volume report.

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There should be some good case study and other teaching/learning materials in this comprehensive report from Canada.

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Online Course on Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment | UNESCO-IHE

Online Course on Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment | UNESCO-IHE | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The course is designed for professionals actively involved in wetland management and/or wastewater treatment. They may be working in organisations responsible for water treatment or responsible for wetland conservation/sustainable use of wetlands. Targeted are also those who have an interest in onsite wastewater treatment for small communities.


Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

Understand the basic principles of wastewater treatmentDistinguish the functions of the different compartments in the constructed wetlandApply the concept of constructed wetlands to wastewater treatmentEvaluate the importance of operation and maintenanceDesign a constructed wetland treatment system


Participants complete the course in a period of about four months (16 weeks) with a workload of 140 hours. A participant is expected to spend about 8 hours per week on reading, discussion and assignments. The course is sub-divided into 3 modules and a written assignment.


Start: 01 September 2015
End: 08 January 2016
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 01 September 2015 - 23.59 (CET)

Course fee: € 725

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World Fishing & Aquaculture - Aquaculture simulator

World Fishing & Aquaculture - Aquaculture simulator | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has developed an aquaculture simulator which allows users to virtually visit a fish farm.

The project is being undertaken in collaboration with Måsøval salmon farms in Frøya, Sør-Trøndelag.

Monicha Seternes, head of environment and development, Måsøval fish farming industries, said: “We’re working on establishing a centre around the simulator on Frøya, and have ambitions to develop Norway’s first aquaculture simulator for breeding.”

“Combined with an actual visit to a fish farm, a simulator like this will make it possible to experience a breeding cycle that usually takes 14-22 months in about 45 minutes. This is unique, and will give visitors a completely different view of our work than just a visit to a farm would.”

The programme uses Oculus Rift 3D-goggles, where you can look around a virtual reality just by turning your head, and carry out different actions using a video game controller. NTNU said that several large companies are already investing in this type of technology.

The simulator is just the beginning, the researchers say. The plan is to promote the programme as a tool to promote the Norwegian fish farming industry.

Mr Sternes added: “We imagine that this simulator, which call the ‘mini-simulator’ will help with recruiting and building expertise, and make the audience curious enough to want to know more about this fantastic industry that we are a part of.

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This looks to be a great use of computer gaming technology - lets hope the developer can pick up more funding and support!

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This looks to be a great use of computer gaming technology - lets hope the developer can pick up more funding and support!

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AARM Asia Link Project - Internship Opportunities

AARM Asia Link Project - Internship Opportunities | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
It is our great pleasure to inform you that we assisted 145 MSc students of Asian partner institutions through internship to work and get
experience from the real world. Nearly 20 students from Europe, USA and other countries have also got benefit of internship in Asia.
We are expecting many more. Every month, our project page receives over 1,000 hits.

We offer a wide range of opportunities of experiential learning. A number of placements and their services and facilities are offered by
our partners for you. You can do your research (experimental trials or questionnaire surveys) or simply community services working on
a day-to-day basis.
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Excellent programme providing internship opportunities for students of aquaculture and related topics.

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Dropouts & Moocs: Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out

Dropouts & Moocs: Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Researchers are trying to understand why the vast majority of students fail to finish free online classes and who is signing up for the classes to begin with.
One widely quoted dropout figure for students in massive open online courses is 90 percent. The number would be staggeringly high for a traditional class and has been used to cast doubt on the promise of MOOCs.
The number is simple to come up with: take the number of users who register for a course and compare it to the number still participating at the end. But is it fair?

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About time we stirred the MOOC pot again - some interesting discussion following the article itself.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 31, 2015 5:21 PM

If attrition rates are the measure of an online class then MOOCs fail.

However, attrition is just one measure (and not the best measure) of a massive open online class.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 3, 2015 8:43 PM

If attrition rates are the measure of an online class then MOOCs fail.

However, attrition is just one measure (and not the best measure) of a massive open online class.

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Fisheries Innovation Platform - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Fisheries Innovation Platform - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
A new platform connecting researchers and policy makers The platform is a source of information on innovation in OECD countries, identifying policies, research centres, projects and plans. You can use it to connect with potential research partners across the OECD or simply to learn more about what is happening in fisheries innovation. It also provides indicators that characterise innovation systems: qualitative indicators, which focus on policy and institutional settings, and quantitative indicators related to the performance and impact of policies that are quantitatively measurable.
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Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact

Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories, and animated videos - in minutes.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 27, 12:54 AM

Great collection of free apps and tools for creating web content. Great for student projects.

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Great tool. Super-easy to use. 
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AQUAEXCEL2020 - E-training Course: Experimental data management from generating protocols to sharing data

AQUAEXCEL2020 - E-training Course: Experimental data management from generating protocols to sharing data | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
The course will deal with best practice experimental data management, including all aspects from preparing experiment protocols to sharing data. It is based on the experimental data repository system developed in FP7-AQUAEXCEL called bioWES. bioWES is a distributed, knowledge-based repository for large datasets, typically applicable in biological and related sciences. The bioWES scientific data management solution provides full control over experiments, from protocol design, through data acquisition and processing to sharing final results. Participants will learn how to use the bioWES system for their own experimental work, using their own protocols and real experimental data. The aim is that by the end of the course, each participant will be able to install the bioWES system, create his or her own account, create unique experimental protocols based on their own specific needs, store their own experimental data, create connections between experimental protocols, cooperate with colleagues through sharing and visualize the overview of individual project steps. The participants will also be introduced to the special functionality of the system: data processing modules, plugins for communication with measurement devices and standardization support. The course will be organized as an online training with active participation of the users. The organizers will guide the users through every single step of the bioWES system, from installation to sharing of experimental data, during three one and a half hour sessions. The participant will use their own protocols and experimental data to test theoretical knowledge on real examples. The course will be available through standard internet browser for each registered participant. It is believed that the course is particularly useful for researchers involved in AQUAEXCEL2020 TransNational Access (TNA) projects.

Course provider: Institute of Complex Systems, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic) 
Location: Online course 
Date: 25 + 27+ 29 April 2016 (3-day course, 90 minutes per day: 10.00 – 11.30hrs CEST)
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15th European Conference on eLearning

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ECEL 2016 is being held at the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic on 27-28 October 2016


"The European Conference on e-Learning was established 14 years ago. It has been held in France, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, Greece, Denmark to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. ECEL is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of e-Learning. Among other journals, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference."

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Papers can be submitted for this conference up to 7th April.
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2016 gender and fisheries events

2016 gender and fisheries events | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

6th GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON GENDER IN AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES, 3-7 August 2016, Bangkok, Thailand @ 11th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum, Asian Fisheries Society. "Engendering Security in Fisheries and Aquaculture" themes being regularly updated. Registration now open! Registration link. Abstract deadline: 30 March 2016.

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A conference to promote on World Women's Day - Engendering Security in Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016
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A conference to promote on World Women's Day - Engendering Security in Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016
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Sustainable Aquaculture Courses: Webinar - The Fish Site

Sustainable Aquaculture Courses: Webinar - The Fish Site | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

A series of recorded webinars from the Fish Vet Group and St. Andrews University in support of Sustainable Aquaculture courses.

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The latest addition is on aquaculture parasites with Dr Andy Shinn.

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ERASMUS INTERN

ERASMUS INTERN | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

ErasmusIntern.org provides an integrated market place that aims at bringing together internship providers and students seeking an internship opportunity abroad.  

 

ErasmusIntern.org is part of STORY project which is a project by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). ESN is a non-profit international student organisation which mission is to represent international students by providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. ESN has more than 13.000 members in local sections all over Europe working on a volunteer base together with Higher Education Institutions and offering services to 180.000 students per year

 

The STORY project has been funded with support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. This project aims at improving the accessibility and quality of international internships, as well as at increasing the awareness on the existence of such opportunities for youth. In order to achieve this, a research on the subject was committed, and this online platform is being developed in order to enhance students’ international opportunities on the European job market.

 

ErasmusIntern.org provides a place where companies and organisations can publish their internship offers and search for interns, and where students that want to do an internship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for internships vacancies.

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Lets hope that with greater critical mass this project will really help with providing students with relevant professional experience

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Commercial aquaponics training course

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Commercial Aquaponics: How to develop a business opportunity 9 – 12 September 2015 University of Iceland 


This training school will consist of a number of lectures and practical classes on the principles of business models for aquaponics. Participants will be introduced to the current state-of-the-art in aquaponics, commercial systems in the USA and commercial systems being established in Europe. Topics will include basics in economics and economic models and methodologies to develop business plans for aquaponics based on different assumptions. Aquaponics business challenges will be introduced and the class will work on their own business cases, either in groups or individually. Moreover, sustainability aspects will be discussed as well as how a circular economy can be applied in business cases. Large vs small-scale aquaponic systems and high tech vs low tech aquaponics will be compared, and the concept urban aquaponics will be introduced.

COST Action FA1305 is offering 15 places on the training school on a competitive basis. Successful applicants will be offered a maximum grant of €1120 as a contribution towards the costs of travel, accommodation and meals. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 12 August.

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Online Course on Water Quality Assessment | UNESCO-IHE

Online Course on Water Quality Assessment | UNESCO-IHE | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The course is designed for professionals actively involved in water quality monitoring and management. They may be working e.g. for environmental agencies, consultants, as environmental or water management officers in local, regional or national governments, as staff of NGOs, or as junior university lecturers, and may not have the time to undertake a course that lasts several weeks abroad.


Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

understand and apply concepts of water quality and pollution processes in rivers and lakes;understand and apply the different steps of the monitoring cycle in rivers and lakes;understand the basic concepts of groundwater quality and monitoring;apply common statistical techniques for water quality data evaluation;design sound and sustainable freshwater quality monitoring and assessment programmes under specified conditions. Participants complete the course in a period of 4 months with a workload of 140 hours. A participant is expected to spend about 8 hours a week on average through reading, discussion and assignments. The course is sub-divided into 4 subjects and a written assignment. Within the course, each subject starts and ends on a specified day. Each subject takes 2-4 weeks. Within this period, the participant is free to study in his or her own time. Questions with regard to the subject can be posted on the discussion forum, eliciting responses from fellow participants. The teachers also regularly comment on the questions posted on this forum.
Start: 01 September 2015
End: 08 January 2016
Deadline IHE application: 01 September 2015 - 23.59 (CET)
Deadline NFP: 15 March 2015 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 725


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Charlie Dare's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:08 PM

Another valuable course for those involved in growing fish as water quality is particularly important for growing species like Trout.Taste of fish also is a big factor between getting a decent price or ruining the reputation of a species for all those that taste/waste money on a off flavoured fish~ This happened at function at Sydney Fish Market giving away samples to visitors who deposited the free samples in the nearest bin, never to buy again.I not mention the species because more reputable growers purge their stock to rid the off flavour~

The most common off-flavour compounds found in cultivated fish are 2-Methylisoborneol (2-MIB) and geosmin (GSM), which are secondary a blue green algae~Rapidly taken up by gills of fish (hrs) but days of purging with a slight weight loss with out feed make them much more palatable.I,ve added salt to fresh water too as it acts as a prophylactic to help stressed fish from getting other fungal/disease problems~

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Summer School 2015 | Eco Aqua

Summer School 2015 | Eco Aqua | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

ADVANCES IN SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE PROCEDURES

26-29 October 2015 at the University of Las Palmas de Grand Canaria.


The course is aimed at early-stage researchers (e.g., Master and PhD students) and professionals from the aquaculture sector or environmental research institutions across the globe. More specifically the course will welcome research and professionals candidates from European Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories.


The four-day event will facilitate discussion and exchange of information between European Research Area members, specially the ones from Overseas Regions and Overseas Countries and territories on current aquaculture issues dealing with marine spatial planning,  ecosystem interactions and aquaculture development in coastal areas.

This scientific and technical course will be organized around specific modules focusing on:

Aquaculture Development in Coastal AreasHealth and WelfareBreeding and GeneticsMarine Spatial PlanningEcosystem Interactions


The training course will provide participants with an in-depth perception on the state-of-the art and future challenges facing aquaculture sustainable development in diverse marine environments. The course will offer technical material to facilitate the acquisition of essential knowledge required for the development of sustainable aquaculture under an ecosystem approach. The provision of scientific and technical skills will enable exchange of know-how and good practices between experts and participants.  

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PA Consulting: UK universities are lagging behind in the global innovation race

PA Consulting: UK universities are lagging behind in the global innovation race | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
PA's Higher Education Survey 2015 reveals how UK universities compare against their global competitors.

University education around the world is facing pressures for reform from multiple directions. Student demands for more flexible and cheaper study options, new technologies challenging traditional teaching models and competition from new providers are all shifting the status quo. A wave of game-changing innovations from universities and other providers around the world that are redefining the experience of higher education (HE) for millions of learners. Will the UK university system be able to maintain its reputation for world-class education against these challenges?

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The main focus of this report (UK) may be a bit parochial, but the issues are universal for global higher education with conclusions that are nicely provocative! 

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AIT: Aquaculture Training, tilapia, shrimp, catfish, crab, sea bass, aquaponics, etc.

AIT: Aquaculture Training, tilapia, shrimp, catfish, crab, sea bass, aquaponics, etc. | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand offer a range of short training courses covering fresh and brackishwater aquaculture, integrated farming and aquaponics, covering Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal and Cambodia.

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More opportunities for short course training in Asia over the (Northern Hemisphere) summer months...

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