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Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe

Objective

GAIN is designed to support the ecological intensification of aquaculture in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), with the dual objectives of increasing production and competitiveness of the industry, while ensuring sustainability and compliance with EU regulations on food safety and environment. Eco-intensification of European aquaculture is a transdisciplinary challenge that requires the integration of scientific and technical innovations, new policies and economic instruments, as well as the mitigation of social constraints. Successful eco-intensification of aquaculture will provide more and better aquatic products, more jobs, and improve trade balance by reducing imports.
GAIN, besides looking at innovative ways of integrating cultured species, will seek integration with other sectors, in order to promote the implementation of the principles of circular economy in Aquaculture. The GAIN Consortium includes a wide range of complementary expertise and a well blended mix of research institutes and industrial partners, which will ensure the achievement of the following specific objectives:

(i) Develop and optimize sustainable feeds, without increasing the pressure on land and fish stocks;
(ii) Add value to cultivation, by means of innovative processes, which turn both by-products and side-streams into valuable secondary materials, thus increasing profits and minimizing the environmental footprint;
(ii) Improve the management of finfish and shellfish farms, in terms of FCR, fish welfare and reduction of wastes, through the use of sensors, biomarkers, Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things) and predictive mathematical models;
(iv) Support integrated policies and address current barriers to the implementation of the principles of circular economy in aquatic production.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 695 328,75

Participants (19)

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 489 542,50
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 421 260
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 599 000
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 430 736,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
LONGLINE ENVIRONMENT LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 580 000
Address
6 9 Trinity Street
D02 EY47 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPAROS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 381 251,25
Address
Area Empresarial De Marim Lote C
8700 221 Olhao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SALTEN HAVBRUKSPARK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 383 125
Address
Sundsfjord
8120 Nygardsjoen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 394 236,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 375
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 802,50
Address
Newforge Lane 18A
BT9 5PX Belfast
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 203 500
Address
Al. Piastow 17
70 310 Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS-CENTRO TECNICO NACIONAL DE CONSERVACION DE PRODUCTOS DE LA PESCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 171 125
Address
Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAISTER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 259 750
Address
Aslyveien 15
3170 Sem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GILDESKAL FORSKNINGSSTASJON AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 263 750
Address
Oya
8140 Inndyr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEBECHE SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 131 987,50
Address
C/ Don Carnal 13
30889 Aguilas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Sagremarisco-Viveiros de Marisco Lda
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 90 500
Address
Beco 1º De Maio, Praia De Salema
8650-192 Budens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 525
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michele All'adige
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
South Street 6299 Suite 231
B3H 4R2 Halifax
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTH CHINA SEA FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF FISHERIES SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
No 231, Xin Gang Xi Road
510300 Guangzhou
Activity type
Research Organisations