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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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This should be interesting to any early-stage researcher and is especially recommended for anyone planning to submit an application for an AQUAEXCEL Transnational Access Project application
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AQUAEXCEL PROJECT: Short Training Courses

AQUAEXCEL PROJECT: Short Training Courses | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

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.

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

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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 | Scoop.it

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.

 


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

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