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Job opportunity at the University of Stirling – Research Assistant for the Erasmus+ BlueEDU project 

Job opportunity at the University of Stirling – Research Assistant for the Erasmus+ BlueEDU project  | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
The successful applicant will work within the Institute of Aquaculture on an Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project “BlueEdu” (Fostering growth in the Blue Economy by developing an action plan for Innovative European Aquaculture VET and harmonised qualifications – www.blueedu.eu). This project is coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and involves 4 other European partners including the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP). The BlueEDU project was developed in response to growing concerns about the difficulties many European fish producers are facing when trying to recruit qualified staff with up to date aquaculture knowledge and skills. The skills needs and future demand for education and training will be established for cage farming operatives (husbandry and supervisor). The application of new learning and communication technologies that can improve the quality and accessibility of education and training for remote work based learners, will be demonstrated and explored. The supply of ‘formal’ aquaculture education and training by the public sector and private trainers will be evaluated alongside the un-certificated short courses and in company provision which serve such a valuable role. 
The BlueEDU project partners believe that a new working relationship between the education and training sector and industry can be catalysed, leading to a more responsive aquaculture education and training system in Europe. The University of Stirling is leading on the initial literature review concerning previous and current aquaculture training provision and prior work on training needs assessment or evaluations of effectiveness. This will cover all European countries with cage-based marine aquaculture and also consider the education and training frameworks of those countries. The selected candidate will also be involved in other aspects of the project, in particular the conduct of industry stakeholder surveys in the UK and Ireland and contribute to analysis and report writing. Whilst mostly office-based, there may be a need for travel within the UK and Ireland to interview stakeholders or attend meetings. There may also be a need to attend project consortium meetings in Scotland or other European countries.
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This could be for you if you have an interest in vocational education and training in the European cage-based aquaculture industry
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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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Commercial aquaponics training course

Commercial aquaponics training course | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

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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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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Shrimp Farming Training Courses : Vannamei101.com

Shrimp Farming Training Courses : Vannamei101.com | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

First and foremost, we specialize in P. vannamei hatchery and broodstock multiplication and breeding technology. The techniques and management strategies that we offer (and apply in our own commercial hatcheries) are essentially a blend of the best techniques taken from the west (the Americas) and the east (Asia). These techniques, feeds, treatment protocols, and tips will be taught in all of our technical service and joint venture projects.

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Vannamei101 offer regular 5-day hands-on courses in shrimp farming from their base in Thailand - follow the link for more information.

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Ecuador To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course | Best Aquaculture Practices

Ecuador To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course | Best Aquaculture Practices | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Ecuador To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course | Aquaculture Certification, Responsible Fish and Shrimp Farming

 

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division invites new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training to attend a BAP auditor training course in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2015.

The course is also open to industry observers, including government officials, producers and other industry stakeholders who wish to learn more about the BAP certification standards and auditing process.

The course will cover all of the BAP standards, including the seafood processing plant standards (new Issue 4); finfish and crustacean farm standards (includes land-based aquaculture systems: ponds, fresh/brackish water cage farms and marine cage farms); salmon farm standards (new Revision 2); mussel farm standards; finfish, crustacean and mollusk hatchery and nursery standards; and feed mill standards. The course will be held at The Grand Hotel Guayaquil.

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The registration deadline is Sept. 11 2015.

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Presentation: Open Educational Resources in Aquaculture Education and Training

Presentation given at the World Aquaculture Society meeting in Jeju, South Korea on 28th May 2015
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Slides from my presentation today at the WAS meeting in Jeju. Hoping to stimulate some more discussion about the potential for greater use of Open Educational Resources in aquaculture teaching and learning.

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Training manual on the advanced fry and fingerling production of carps in ponds

Training manual on the advanced fry and fingerling production of carps in ponds | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

A handout for on-farm training workshop on fish seed production of common carp and Chinese major carps in Central and Eastern Europe, theCaucasus and Central Asia. By Horváth, L., Tamás, G., Coche, A.G., Kovács, E., Moth-Poulsen, T. & Woynarovich, A. 

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Publications

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Useful practical materials for learning and training in carp production.

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Czech Republic: International Summer School

Czech Republic: International Summer School | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS – BACHELOR´S, MASTER´S AND Ph.D. STUDENTS

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic -
Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, Vodňany. 29 June to 24 July 2015.

The Summer School is a four-week course within which you are involved in a small research project, working in very well-equipped laboratories under the guidance of experienced researchers of the FFPW USB. The work in laboratories will be supplemented by many excursions to fish farms and visits to other interesting places. Professional, perfectly prepared lectures of leading Czech and foreign researchers represent another part of the Summer School´s program.

Another interesting aspect of the course is a stay in the international team. That is why we expect candidates with at least partial knowledge of the English language.
An accommodation (room + separate shower and toilet) and a full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are also provided by the FFPW USB.

Only 10 projects are available with registrations open until 28th March and notification of outcome no later than 15th April. 

Further details from http://web.frov.jcu.cz/en/ieeaic/international-school. ;

 

 

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This looks like an excellent opportunity and I can highly recommend the staff and facilities.  

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Apprentice leads new wave of young blood into burgeoning aquaculture sector | Scotland: National Rural Network

Apprentice leads new wave of young blood into burgeoning aquaculture sector | Scotland: National Rural Network | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
News from Lantra Scotland
Simon MacLellan, the talented 24-year-old aquaculture trainee working for Marine Harvest in Lochaber and winner of the Lantra Scotland Aquaculture Learner of the Year Award 2013, is leading a new wave of Modern Apprentices into an expanding fisheries and aquaculture management sector.

With new Government targets for marine production set to increase to 210,000 tonnes and shellfish to 13,000 tonnes by 2020, there are significant and growing career opportunities for school leavers and college graduates looking for a challenging and highly skilled occupation.

The aquaculture industry is currently worth at least £800m per year across the UK, with over 560 aquaculture businesses employing nearly 6000 people. According to Lantra Scotland, the sector skills council for the land-based, environmental and aquaculture industries, about 50 percent of these are based in Scotland, with Scottish businesses employing about a third of the entire UK workforce.

The introduction of new talent into the sector has been spearheaded by the success of the Scottish Government’s Modern Apprenticeship programme, which provides a very successful route into work for young people and access to new talent for employers. The programme offers a unique mix of college-based learning and practical, on-the-job training, which gives young people all the theoretical and practical skill sets that they need to succeed in their chosen careers.

Aquaculture trainee Simon MacLellan is cutting his teeth at the sharp end of fisheries management, working with one of Scotland’s leading producers, Marine Harvest. He is employed in the salmon hatchery side of the business, whilst undertaking the theoretical part of his Modern Apprenticeship Level 3 at Inverness College. Simon said, "I chose aquaculture because I can see this is an industry that is only going to grow. Thankfully, as a society, we have come to realise that commercial fishing is unsustainable, and with only 2% of the world’s oceans farmed, this represents a big opportunity for us all. It is very satisfying to be part of an industry that is geared towards sustainable fish production and I believe being part of the Modern Apprenticeship programme has given me the ideal start to my career.”

Lynn MacFarlane, Training and Human Resources Officer at Marine Harvest, said, “As a company we are keen to support our staff with their learning, and we have found that doing the SVQ alongside working on the farm is an effective combination for gaining knowledge and learning skills.  Simon’s success as the Aquaculture Learner of the Year 2013 is a great inspiration for all our SVQ students. We have another employee, Jake Handley, who won Student of the Year for SVQ Aquaculture at Inverness College UHI earlier this year. So we are extremely pleased with how well staff are doing.”

Kevin Patrick, Interim Director of Lantra Scotland said, “The aquaculture sector in Scotland has grown steadily over the last few years, and we have seen a rise in demand for skilled personnel. The Aquaculture Modern Apprenticeship programme is a very effective route into work for young people, while providing them with access to new talent for employers. The framework is unique in that it provides a mix of college-based learning with practical, on-the-job training. This provides all the necessary theoretical and practical skill sets that young people need to succeed in their chosen careers.

"We’re also grateful to Marine Harvest for helping sponsor our land-based and aquaculture learner of the year awards, and to our main sponsor, the Scottish Salmon Company.”
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Congratulations and good luck to Simon in his studies and career and good to see Marine Harvest and other companies supporting the Aquaculture Modern Apprenticeship Programme.

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Providing opportunities: Government to train fish farmers

Providing opportunities: Government to train fish farmers | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Fish farming is a very attractive and profitable business, which can provide a suitable income to farmers besides creating, job opportunities and help in production of white meat

 

This was stated by Rawalpindi Assistant Director Fisheries (Training) Shaista Waqar while finalising arrangements of the six-day fisheries training course to be conducted by the Punjab Department of Fisheries. 

 

She informed that the training course, titled ‘Latest Aquaculture Techniques’, will commence from November 17 at the Fisheries Training Sub Centre, Rawal Town, Islamabad. “This course will provide better understanding of aquaculture which will enable fish farmers to improve production,” she said. 

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The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.

Via John Evans
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Try something new!

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An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

Charlie Dare's curator insight, October 27, 2014 5:21 PM
"[24. Video and media? TeacherTube | Video tips 25. The Internet? Webquests -- How, when and why. | Internet safety cheat sheet 26. Presentations? Tips for design and delivery] '
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Designing and building dedicated Ph.D. courses contributing to international EU mobility at doctoral level - Online First - Springer

Designing and building dedicated Ph.D. courses contributing to international EU mobility at doctoral level - Online First - Springer | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

After the Bologna framework formally incorporated doctoral education in the three-cycle structure of degrees as part of its nine Action lines in the Berlin Ministers Communiqué in 2003 (Berlin 2003), the AQUA-TNET network devoted a significant part of its activities to follow the subsequent developments in order to help its members understand and meet the demands of the Bologna reforms at the doctoral level. To this end, the network carried out a series of detailed and comprehensive surveys of its members. Interestingly, the results of these independent surveys reveal close similarities with the EUA survey of Doctoral Programmes for the European Knowledge Society (2005) and the sets of guidelines known as the Salzburg Principles (EUA 2005b) and the Salzburg II Recommendations (EUA 2010). The article describes the measures taken by the AQUA-TNET network to design, develop and implement structured doctoral programmes for its members in response to the specific needs as identified by its academic and industry members from those surveys.

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I'm really happy to post this first of several articles arising from the EU AQUA-TNET project. 

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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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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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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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Seafood Training Academy: World Seafood Congress 2015 Training Courses

Seafood Training Academy: World Seafood Congress 2015 Training Courses | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The Seafood Training Academy is offering a selection of training courses in conjunction with the World Seafood Congress to be held in Grimsby, UK in September 2015. These include courses on HACCP, quality assessment and fish smoking.

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Short courses currently recruiting - get in touch if you are interested!

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AquaBioTech Group - Short Courses

AquaBioTech Group - Short Courses | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

As part of its sustained commitment to increase training and educational opportunities in themes related to marine biology and ecology, the AquaBioTech Group also offers a number of short, intensive, hands on courses in the marine sciences. 


Coming up is a 3-day introduction to marine biology including a scuba dive or snorkelling session. Dates are 14-16 July or 21-23 August in Mosta, Malta.

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New short course opportunities from Aqua-tnet member AquaBioTech Group....

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ARRAINA Workshop on Current Challenges and Perspectives of Trout Feeding

ARRAINA Workshop on Current Challenges and Perspectives of Trout Feeding | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce that the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture (NARIC HAKI), in the frame of the EU-project "Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition and Aquaculture (ARRAINA)", will organize the ARRAINA Workshop on Current Challenges and Perspectives of Trout Feeding on 7th October 2015 in Gdansk, Poland.

The main target audience of the workshop is fish farmers of Poland and the neighboring countries, but the participation of other stakeholders (researchers, policy-makers, etc.) is also welcome. For young scientist and farmers mobility grants will be available.

The workshop will be held at Polish Trout Breeders Association, Gdansk, Poland.

Participation to the workshop is free. The language of the workshop is English and Polish, interpretation will be provided.

The workshop will consist of plenary sessions to present the project’s outputs and overviews on the current issues and challenges in trout and salmon feeding. Session will be on broodstock nutrition, larvae feeding and grow out of trout and salmon, followed by discussion to provide a representative view of the research needs of the sector.
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Deadline for registration is 20th September 2015

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Training manual on the artificial propagation of carps

Training manual on the artificial propagation of carps | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

A handout for on-farm training workshops on artificial propagation of common carp and Chinese major carps in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia - Second revised edition By Horváth, L., Tamás, G., Coche, A.G., Kovács, E., Moth-Poulsen, T. & Woynarovich, A.

 

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Publications

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Updated training materials on carp breeding from respected expert László Horváth (Szent Istvan University, Hungary) and associates and published by FAO

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Merci beaucoup ! :-)
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MaCuMBA: Summer School 2015

MaCuMBA: Summer School 2015 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
MACUMBA SUMMER SCHOOL 2015: "SAMPLING, ISOLATION & CULTIVATION OF MARINE MICROORGANISMS"

12 – 24 July 2015, Texel, The Netherlands

The MaCuMBA consortium is pleased to announce that the project will host a summer school on sampling, isolation and cultivation of marine microorganisms in July 2015. 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.


Course description

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 cellto-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.


Target audience

Technicians, PhD students and Postdoctoral scientists with background knowledge in microbiology (required) are invited to apply. The course is open to both MaCuMBA project partners and external applicants.


Registration deadline is 16th March 2015.

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AQUAGAMETE | 3rd Training School, Faro (Portugal), January 2015

AQUAGAMETE | 3rd Training School, Faro (Portugal), January 2015 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Techniques in Reproductive Biology and Cryobanking
Faro (Portugal), 13th – 16th January 2015


The 3rd AQUAGAMETE Training School which will be held at the Centre for Marine Sciences, CCMAR, 13-16th January in Faro, Portugal. This training School is aimed towards young researchers (PhD students, young post-docs and MSc students) as well as representatives from industry. The course will be focused on Techniques in Fish Reproductive Biology and Cryobanking integrating aspects of different expertise and covering topics in theoretical lectures and practical classes.

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Best wishes for a great course in a lovely town...

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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning: Web 2.0 Use in Higher Education

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning: Web 2.0 Use in Higher Education | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

An article by Michelle Rogers-Estable on research carried out in the USA

"This study analyzed current uses of emerging Web 2.0 technologies in higher education with the intent to better understand which tools teachers are using in the classroom. A total of 189 faculty in higher education from three western US universities were invited to participate, with 54 completing the survey. The survey included open-ended questions as well to offer an alternative analysis approach. In this study, the respondents claimed that the intrinsic factors of a lack of time and training were the main barriers to use, and reported positive views of Web 2.0 use in class, with 75% saying that these tools would benefit students and 83% saying they would benefit teacher-student interactions. In contrast to these results only 44% of the respondents used at least 4 of the 13 listed Web 2.0 tools with students. The reported uses did not match with the reported benefits, and this would support the results that extrinsic factors (time, training, support), instead of intrinsic factors (beliefs, motivation, confidence) are the main barriers to faculty in this study using more Web 2.0 in education. The top five Web 2.0 tools used, in order of preference, follow: (a) video sharing with tools like YouTube; (b) instant messaging; (c) blogs; (d) social communities, such as Facebook; and (e) podcasts or video casts."

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This mirrors Aqua-tnet findings in Europe, that lack of training and confidence in using Web 2.0 tools on the part of faculty (teachers) is one of the major constraints to wider adoption.

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AQUA-TNET News - Last edition

AQUA-TNET News - Last edition | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Here is the last edition of Aqua-tnet News as a monthly e-mail newsletter. The Aqua-tnet project as the European Thematic Network in the field of aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management, funded under the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, from 2011 - 2014 has come to an end. Members of the network will continue to pursue its aims and maintain activities wherever possible - including the Scoop.It news service and website updates.


In this last newsletter you will find some reflections on the project, news of the latest outputs and the usual links to other projects and events of interest for aquaculture & fisheries training and education. 

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The project funding has finished, but the network is strong and the need for continued collaboration to drive forward the agendas of innovation and quality remains clear.

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Erasmus+ Programme Guide - European Commission

Erasmus+ Programme Guide - European Commission | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Information on the opportunities and application process for the 2015 Erasmus+ General Call for Proposals.
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Here we go... start working on your project proposals.

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