The AQUAEXCEL consortium consists of 17 partner institutions from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the UK. The project is led by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France.
The AQUAEXCEL consortium consists of leaders in the domains they are involved in within the project, and has multidisciplinary interest and expertise. As a whole the partners offer an unprecedented set of aquaculture research infrastructures covering all important species, rearing systems and environments.
Competences combined in AQUAEXCEL range from biological sciences (genetics, nutrition, physiology, pathology) to technology (rearing systems, engineering, information and communication technologies), and integrative expertises such as system modelling and design. The partners expertise not only covers the range of the necessary academic scientific fields but also the many species that need to be considered to propose integrated aquaculture research infrastructures, as well as the access to specific environments (freshwater and marine, cold and warm water) and scales (small, medium and industrial scale).