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AQUAEXCEL organised 4 new pioneering technical Training Courses that focused on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation. These Training Courses are the only of their kind putting emerging aquaculture infrastructure centres of excellence at the forefront.

This was a unique opportunity for researchers and technicians in the field of aquaculture as course attendance was free, thanks to EC FP7 funding. Participants were expected to pay their own travel, subsistence and accommodation.

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Training Courses (all complete)

Course 4: Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments  Course complete. Click here for further information on the course.

Course provider: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Jan Ove Evjemo, Elin Kjørsvik, Jo Arve Alfredsen, Morten Alver), SINTEF (Gunnar Senneset), Wageningen University (Ep Eding).
Location: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF Sealab, Trondheim, Norway
Date: 19 - 22 May 2014

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Course 3: The Application of Chromosome Set Manipulations and the Importance of Gamete Collection and Management in Aquaculture Course complete. Click here for further information on the course.

Course provider: Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling with additional inputs from INRA and IMR.
Location: Stirling, UK
Date: 18 - 22 November 2013

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Participant's Feedback

“Fantastic and professional training course”

“I really enjoyed visiting the Institute of Aquaculture, meeting world renowned scientists in the area of chromosome set manipulation and gamete handling, having them share their experience with us, and networking with researchers from different countries.”

“Interesting and practical course on the management and handling of gametes”


Course 2: Contribution of Genomic Approaches to the Development of Sustainable Aquaculture for Temperate and Mediterranean Fish Course complete. Click here for further information on the course.

Course provider: INRA with the expertise of CSIC
Location: Rennes, France
Date: 16 - 18 October 2013

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Participant's Feedback

“It was very interesting and it gave me a view of the possibilities of genomic tools to be applied in aquaculture.”

“Good presentations, great and enthusiastic teachers and great atmosphere among fellow participants.”

“Excellent organization and teachers”

“A good opportunity to meet other professionals in Europe”


Course 1: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) Technology Course complete. Click here for further information on the course.

Course provider: Aquaculture and Fisheries Group, Wageningen University (the Netherlands), with the expertise of NOFIMA, IFREMER and IMARES.
Location: Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Date: 22 – 25 April 2013


Participant's Feedback

“Learned a lot that will be helpful in my research, good contacts, interesting lectures and conversations with people from all over the world”

“Great opportunity to meet with specialists and people with the same specific interest, build connections and learn about RAS from those who are doing it”

“Concise update on what is going on in the world of RAS”

“A fantastic opportunity to undertake intensive training and be presented with a comprehensive review of the subject and its application”

“A very intense but useful experience with a lot of experts in RAS”

“Amazing course, far beyond my expectations. Very professional and nice experts on the field with the best facilities available in this area. Very good for future networking”



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