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All Atlantic Ocean Sustainable, Profitable and Resilient Aquaculture

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 863034

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.2.

H2020-EU.3.2.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 939 354,88

  • EU contribution

    € 7 939 354,88

Coordinated by:

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS

Norway

Objective

ASTRAL will develop new, sustainable, profitable and resilient value chains for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) production within the framework of existing, emerging and potential Atlantic markets. The proposal gathers four IMTA labs including open offshore (Ireland, Scotland), flow-through inshore (South Africa) and recirculation inshore (Brazil) systems and one prospective IMTA lab (Argentina), focusing on a regional challenge-based perspective, including fish, mollusc, echinoderm, crustacean and algae species. ASTRAL will increase circularity by 50-60% compared to monoculture baseline aquaculture and will provide a circular business model, boosting revenue diversification for aquaculture producers increasing profitability by at least 30%. New and improved innovative technology will be developed, including biosensors, sensors, IoT and an AI data analytics platform to be validated at IMTA labs at TRL 5. Potential environmental and climatic risks for Northern and Southern Atlantic regions will be addressed, delivering a monitoring programme and recommendations for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), pathogens and microplastics. ASTRAL will deliver an ambitious and gender-sensitive human capital development plan (HUCAP) which will improve professional skills and create a highly trained workforce. ASTRAL will share, integrate and co-generate knowledge, technology, practices and efforts with and for society, oriented towards pro-poor and gender-sensitive development. A collaborative ecosystem will be provided within the project framework bringing together and connecting industrial partners, SMEs, scientists, policy makers, social representatives and other relevant stakeholders promoting data exchange, knowledge sharing and business opportunities.

Coordinator

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS

Address

Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 685 750

Participants (15)

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 763 563,75

EASY GLOBAL MARKET SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 494 450

BIOCEANOR

France

EU Contribution

€ 445 000

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 772 176,25

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE-FURG

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 684 562,50

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 427 140

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 170 750

CROWDHELIX LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 365 000

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 843 346,25

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 360 637,38

ASSOCIATION POLE MER BRETAGNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 587,50

ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DO ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 415 250

M&O PARTNERS REPRESENTACOES LTDA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 86 250

VIKING AQUACULTURE (PTY) LTD

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 142 391,25

NIGERIAN INSTITUTE FOR OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE RESEARCH

Nigeria

EU Contribution

€ 82 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 863034

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.2.

H2020-EU.3.2.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 939 354,88

  • EU contribution

    € 7 939 354,88

Coordinated by:

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS

Norway