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Winner of Lindsay Laird Award 2014

AquaTT and AMC are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Lindsay Laird Award for the best innovative aquaculture student poster at the 2014 Aquaculture Europe Conference (AE2014) is Marina Machado from Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR), Universidade do Porto, Portugal, with her poster entitled “Dietary Methionine Supplementation but not Tryptophan Improve Cell Mediated Immunity of European Seabass Dicentrarchus labrax”.

The aim of Marina’s study was to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation of the amino acids methionine (MET) and tryptophan (TRP) on the European sea bass cellular and humoral (immune system) status, in order to develop functional feeds for this species. She receives an iPad mini, sponsored by AquaTT, and a book prize from Wiley-Blackwell.

During this year’s competition, more than 100 student posters were evaluated by a team of three judges: Kjell Maroni (Director R&D aquaculture, Norwegian Seafood Research Fund & President of the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) Board, 2012-2014), Dr Elena Mente (Associate Professor, University of Thessaly (Greece) and Board member of the EAS), and Marieke Reuver (Programme Manager, AquaTT and Director of AMC). The award was presented to Marina in absentia by Kjell Maroni during the wrap-up session of the AE2014 conference.

To learn more about Lindsay Laird, this award and past winners, please visit: www.aquatt.ie or www.aqualex.org

Springer Language Article Publication

Margaret Eleftheriou has co-authored a paper along with Annie Heral, entitled

The Promotion of Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity through the aquatic sciences ERASMUS network.

The paper is the first to appear online in the Special Issue of the Springer journal AQUACULTURE INTERNATIONAL.The article is available as 'Online First' on SpringerLink:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10499-014-9812-4

Annie Heral, a language teacher based in Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, France has been involved for several years in the PESCALEX Concept and is the author of the PESCALEX Language Game.

You can view four early versions of the Language Game, in French, Polish,Greek and Turkish  on YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RG71MViGPA French

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI0BnqicwoI  Polish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q-48tkJZ4o Turkish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q-48tkJZ4o  Greek

Margaret Eleftheriou in ESCO meeting - 29-30th Jan 2014

 

January 29-30 2014,  BRUSSELS

The European Skills/Competences, qualifications and Occupations (ESCO), an EU 2020 initiative with very important implications for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, continued its work on defining the occupations and job profiles of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture industries. M. Eleftheriou’s participation leans heavily on previous work carried out by AMC Ltd  on occupational profiles in aquaculture in the WAVE and VALLA projects.

Read more about ESCO https://ec.europa.eu/esco

AMC donation to EU project DIVERSIFY

 

January 28-30 2014

The kick-off meeting of the EU project DIVERSIFY (www. diversify-eu.weebly.com) (Enhancing the European aquaculture production by removing production bottlenecks of emerging species, producing new products and accessing new markets) was held in the Crete premises of the Coordinator, the Department of Aquaculture of the Institute for Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC). To mark the occasion, Prof. Eleftheriou donated hard copies of the AQUALEX glossaries to all participants.

Prof. Harald Rosenthal to chair the 2014 WSCS General Assembly

WSCS website

 

     May 14-15th 2014

    AMC Director Prof. Harald Rosenthal, founder President of the World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WCSC) will chair the 2014 WSCS General Assembly, to be held on 15th May in Vienna at the University ofNatural Resources and Life Sciences by the Institute for Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management.  The WCSC General Assembly will be preceded by a WSCS Board meeting on 14thMay, and a WSCS  Regional Workshop on the development of concepts for ex-situ and in-situ measures for the Danube region on 15th May. Further information on these events can be found on the WSCS  website http://www.wscs.info as well as many other articles and publications of interest to sturgeon enthusiasts.

 

 

AQUA-TNET Steering Committee Amsterdam: Jan 12-13 2014

 

Steering Group, January 2013

A meeting of the Aqua-tnet Steering Committee took place on 13-14th January 2014 in Amsterdam. Agenda topics included progress on project deliverables, plans for the annual meeting scheduled for June 2014, and strategies for ensuring the sustainability of the network and activities beyond the current EU LLP Erasmus funding.

AMC Director M. Eleftheriou attanded the AQUA-TNET meeting which was concerned with the planning of the ICT workshop being held as part of the AQUA-TNET Annual Event to be held in Malta in June.  

The final annual meeting of the Aqua-tnet III project is planned for  26-27th June in Malta. This will be immediately preceded by a two-day digital skills workshop to help participants adopt some of the latest ICT tools in their teaching (24-25th June). Further information will be available shortly.

Margaret Eleftheriou in AQUATNET WP5 meeting in Frankfurt

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September 2013: AQUATNET Workpackage 5 members meet in Frankfurt

Members of the working group on innovation in lifelong learning (workpackage 5) met at the NH Airport Hotel in Frankfurt on 16-17th September 2013 to drive forward plans for project workshops and publications. They were also joined by representatives from workpackages 1, 2 and 6 to work on cross-workpackage issues such as the use of innovative learning approaches in PhD level training.

Read more: Margaret Eleftheriou in AQUATNET WP5 meeting in Frankfurt

AMC Limited contribution to ESCO 2020

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Margaret Eleftheriou, AMC Chairman contribution to the new ESCO 2020

Read more: AMC Limited contribution to ESCO 2020

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