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Improving performance with data mining

AquasmartLogoFunded under Horizon 2020, the AquaSmart project is about enhancing innovation capacity within the aquaculture sector by helping companies to transform captured data into knowledge and use this knowledge to dramatically improve performance. AquaSmart data mines at the local level to a wider data pool by accessing, analyzing and managing large volumes of global knowledge and big/open data, in a multilingual, multi-sector and cross-border setting through an integrated cloud platform. Visit their site

New PhD studentship (3 years)

PhD studentship: Securing a sustainable supply and the optimal deployment of lumpsucker for sea lice control in the Scottish salmon industry. More info here (PDF)

COFASP regional aquaculture case study

COFASPcasestudy coverCOFASP (EU ERAnet Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing) includes case studies as means to promote the emergence of joint research programs in fisheries, aquaculture and seafood science between European countries.

The case study for the aquaculture sector looked at similarities and differences in research priorities between north and south with workshops in Rome, Italy and Frøya, Norway.

See the final report. (NEW VERSION)

Vacancy for a Director of Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University

Oceanic Institute (OI) of Hawai`i Pacific University, located in Waimanalo, Hawaii, is a directed research unit of the university and is dedicated to marine aquaculture, biotechnology, education and training, and coastal resource management. OI seeks candidates to serve as Director of the Aquatic Feeds & Nutrition Department.

More details here

Fish welfare and losses during the production cycle

EAS EATiP Report coverDuring the recent AE2015 event in Rotterdam, EAS and the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP) organised a panel discussion on fish welfare and losses during the production cycle - to define issues and identify research needs.

The summary report of this panel is available here. It covers issues including documenting welfare, biomass control, predator control, anaesthetics, fish medicines and stress management and operational welfare indicators. It also provides an overview of associated research needs.

PhD position in “Spread mechanisms of sealice in open sea-based salmon aquaculture”

A PhD position is available at the Department of Biology. The appointment has duration of 3 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department.
The position is financed by NTNU and has a special responsibility for the internal funded pilot program in “Environmental interactions of sea based aquaculture”.
Application deadline: December 13.
More info at: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/119231/phd-position-in-spread-mechanisms-of-sealice-in-open-sea-based-salmon-aquaculture?p=0&reset=1

PhD position: Inclusive value chain models for area based aquaculture certification

Based at the Environmental Policy Group (ENP) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, you will conduct independent research on the potential for inclusive area-based business models for sustainable aquaculture in Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh. You will develop your research around questions related to how the contract conditions and value chain arrangements controlled by retailers in Europe and Southeast Asia, and regional trade policies under ASEAN, can lead to greater inclusion of vulnerable households through area-based aquaculture management and certification. Your scholarship is a ‘sandwich’ construction, meaning you will spend half your time between Wageningen University and Prince of Songkla University. More info here

PhD Scholarship in Lipid Nutrition within Aquaculture

A three-year PhD-scholarship within aquaculture is vacant at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua, Section for Aquaculture located at North Sea Research Centre, Hirtshals, Denmark.
The position is available from 1st  December  2015 or according to mutual agreement. Deadline for application is 15th  October 2015.
For more info cf. the following link:

5 PhD scholarships - SANFEED doctoral programme

The SANFEED Programme (Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding) is a new Doctoral ANIMAL SCIENCE Programme in an INDUSTRIAL SETTING funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), coordinated by the Abel Salazar Institute for Biomedical Sciences at the University of Porto, and involving 10 industrial partners and 2 research centers.
Candidates can apply to the SANFEED programme topics until 2 October 2015. For further information, please visit: http://sanfeed.icbas.up.pt/

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