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AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020

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.
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 875 446,20

Participants (22)

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HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 563 857,65

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 731 738,63

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 591 798,37

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 569 281,04

NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 287 562,50

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 459 581,51

NOFIMA AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 618 993,75

JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 538 473,75

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 439 887,20

SINTEF FISKERI OG HAVBRUK AS

Norway

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 600 123,75

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 569 428,25

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 670 800,25

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 147 198,75

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 372 746,25

AquaTT UETP Ltd

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 228 925

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 381 450

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE

France

EU Contribution

€ 129 747,50

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 309 192,50

CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 157 475,60

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 280 108,55

European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 185 050

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 652831

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 708 867

  • EU contribution

    € 9 708 867

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France