NTEGRATE project | Integrated Aquaculture, an eco-innovative solution for sustainability in the Atlantic Area
European experts present their work on integrate multi-tropic aquaculture
Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 00:50 (GMT + 9)
In its final implementation phase, the INTEGRATE project “Integrated Aquaculture, an eco-innovative solution for sustainability in the Atlantic Area”, will host a virtual event on June 18th in order to present its results.
El Puerto de Sta. Maria - Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) is supported by the main European Union policies; however, there are still many social, administrative and legal limitations that do not allow full development of these production systems. In order to overcome these challenges, a group of European experts have been working for almost three years in the INTEGRATE project to strengthen he collaboration networks between the scientific community, industry and administration, in order to add value to the knowledge acquired and turn this innovative sustainable aquaculture solution into a realty in Europe.
In its final implementation phase, the INTEGRATE project “Integrated Aquaculture, an eco-innovative solution for sustainability in the Atlantic Area”, will host a virtual event on June 18th in order to present its final results. To this end, the programme will involve the eight organisation from the five countries forming the consortium. Together with CTAQUA (Spain), the project leader, the INTEGRATE partners and the research institute Agrocampus Ouest (France), the Scottish Association for Marine Science (United Kingdom), the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (Portugal), the National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland), the Irish Seaweed Consultancy (Ireland), ALGAplus (Portugal), and the Algae Innovation and Technology Centre (France).
The INTEGRATE work plan has addressed the capitalisation of existing and new IMTA knowledge, the definition of IMTA best practices, the environmental efficiency of IMTA systems and the definition of a medium-long term strategy for the implementation of IMTA in the European Atlantic Area. “The dissemination of the project results and the dissemination among the end-users and the general public are key to the success of the project, that is why we are organizing this conference”, explains Martha Bonnet Dunbar, project coordinator at CTAQUA, who will host the event together with Erik-Jan Malta.
In this meeting, divided into sessions, the activities developed within the framework of the project will be discussed, as well as the definition of IMTA and its perception both in the Atlantic Area and worldwide.
The results of the pilot actions developed by INTEGRATE will also be released. The project has eight case studies distributed in three pilot actions in Spain, Portugal, France, and Ireland to develop specific technology and production processes for Atlantic IMTA. The results of this work are useful not only at a production level, but also at a legislative and environmental level.
The final session will be devoted to the future perspectives of IMTA in the Atlantic Area, the importance of knowledge transfer, and the definition of a work framework for the development of IMTA.
The event will be held in English. In the following link you can find the registration form that will be open until June 10th.
PROGRAMME FINAL EVENT INTEGRATE – JUNE 18TH 2020
REGISTRATION FORM FINAL EVENT INTEGRATE – JUNE 18TH 2020