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AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020

Objective

AQUAEXCEL2020 aims to integrate top class European aquaculture research facilities of very diverse nature, covering all relevant scientific fields for research and innovation in aquaculture, from genetics to technology through pathology, physiology and nutrition. It will put in place a user-friendly one-stop access to high-quality services and resources from 39 installations covering both established and new aquaculture species, all types of experimental systems as well as sequencing facilities. Giving a prominent place to EU aquaculture industry research needs through a strong involvement of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform, it will enable excellent research and sustainable innovation to both public and private sector. It will benefit from the support of the ESFRI infrastructures EMBRC (Marine Biology) and ELIXIR (Life Sciences data) and bring aquaculture research specificities to their agendas.
AQUAEXCEL2020 will be a key vehicle in the improvement of aquaculture research practices to the benefit of industry through finalized research and innovation, and of excellent science through the development of highly innovative methods and approaches such as Virtual Laboratories, standardized experimental fish lines and nano-sensors. It will also benefit to society through the development of methods for sustainable aquaculture, such as the use of cleaner fish to control parasites or Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture, and also through a better management of animal experiments for research according to the 3 R's, Reduction (via e.g. capitalization of data and provision of stable experimental fish lines), Refinement (via a better control of experimental procedures) and Replacement (via e.g. Virtual Laboratories).
As a whole, AQUAEXCEL2020 will provide a world-class platform for all types of fish culture research, from biology to technology, in all types of rearing systems, with all major EU fish species, including the most promising new species.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 925 859

Participants (21)

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 563 857,65
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 731 738,63
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 596 972,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 635 104,44
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
AKI AGRARKOZGAZDASAGI INTEZET NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 287 938,75
Address
Zsil Utca 3-5
1039 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 355 562,63
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 528 587,56
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 590 932,08
Address
Branisovska 31A
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 419 352,44
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 600 123,75
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 613 631,87
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 666 800,26
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 147 198,75
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 372 746,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 228 925
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 376 073,75
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
EU contribution
€ 144 817,83
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 339 872,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 162 475,60
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 235 246,01
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
PLATEFORME TECHNOLOGIQUE ET DE L INNOVATION DE L AQUACULTURE EUROPEENNE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 185 050
Address
Square De La Paix D'angleur 28
4031 Angleur
Activity type
Other