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Aquaculture Europe 2013 Making Sense of Science

28 September 2012, at 1:00am

GLOBAL - Aquaculture Europe is the annual event organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS), and brings togetherparticipants to present the latest research and network through its international conference, trade exhibition, industry forum and various other events. Aquaculture Europe also provides a platform for other meetings and workshops, making it the annual centre point of European aquaculture.

Aquaculture Europe 2013 will be held from August 9-12, 2013 in Trondheim, Norway and just prior to the Aqua Nor 2013 exhibition. AE2013 will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology within walking distance of the city centre and the location of the Aquaculture Europe 2009 conference.

Its overarching theme Making Sense of Science focuses on knowledge management to support technological development and innovation. Making sense of science implies setting priorities for knowledge generation; using the best people and infrastructure to create the knowledge and using the most suitable communication channels to ensure maximum impact of the results for all the different players in the value chain as well as for the end users.

The AE2013 Plenary sessions will provide delegates of concrete examples in various sectors. They will open the conference each morning and will be presented by experts in the fields.

  • What is driving innovation? Theory & Practice and including closed versus open innovation, the utilization of networks, organic organizations and the balance between exploration and exploitation, and paradigm shifts for breakthrough and acceptance.
  • Mapping genomes - what impact for the sector? Status and future of mapping fish, algae, bacteria and other genomes. Modern molecular biology techniques for genetic mapping can create new breakthroughs in revealing breeding efficiency and adaptation of physiological responses. What impacts could this have for the cultivation of aquatic organisms?
  • Maximising impact of research How can we secure optimal transfer of new scientific knowledge into use in the sector? How do we set priorities - before, during and after programs, evaluations and in consortia? How do we communicate better to different users of new knowledge?

The parallel sessions that follow are open to all for abstract submission and cover many areas. Twentyeight different sessions are proposed. Abstracts submitted to these sessions should focus on how the knowledge generated will impact the sector.

AE2013 will also include other sessions that are not open for submission of abstracts. These include: The EU FORUM - A special forum addressing research funded by the European Community and chaired by members of the European Commission; the EAS STUDENT GROUP WORKSHOP - A special forum for students attending AE2013 to enable networking and exchange of ideas. The forum will have a dedicated programme and include a special student reception and the AE2013 INDUSTRY FORUM where latest scientific findings related to a particular issue for aquaculture producers will be presented and discussed.

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