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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-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 695 328,75
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (20)

International partner

Legal entity established in a non-associated third country that is not eligible for funding under Article 10 of the Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013 laying down the rules for participation and dissemination in Horizon 2020.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

United States
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 489 542,50
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 421 260,00
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 599 000,00
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 430 736,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
LONGLINE ENVIRONMENT LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 580 000,00
Address
6 9 Trinity Street
D02 EY47 Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SPAROS LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 381 251,25
Address
Area Empresarial De Marim Lote C
8700 221 Olhao

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Algarve Algarve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SALTEN HAVBRUKSPARK AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 383 125,00
Address
Sundsfjord
8120 Nygardsjoen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Nord-Norge Nordland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 394 236,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 375,00
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 139 802,50
Address
Newforge Lane 18a
BT9 5PX Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 203 500,00
Address
Al. Piastow 17
70 310 Szczecin

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Zachodniopomorskie Miasto Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS-CENTRO TECNICO NACIONAL DE CONSERVACION DE PRODUCTOS DE LA PESCA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 171 125,00
Address
Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
WAISTER AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 259 750,00
Address
Aslyveien 15
3170 Sem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Vestfold og Telemark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GILDESKAL FORSKNINGSSTASJON AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 263 750,00
Address
Oya
8140 Inndyr

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Nord-Norge Nordland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LEBECHE SPAIN SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 131 987,50
Address
C/ Don Carnal 13
30889 Aguilas

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Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Sagremarisco-Viveiros de Marisco Lda
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 90 500,00
Address
Beco 1º De Maio, Praia De Salema
8650-192 Budens

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Algarve Algarve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 114 525,00
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38098 San Michele All'adige

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
South Street 6299 Suite 231
B3H 4R2 Halifax

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 72 500,00
SOUTH CHINA SEA FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF FISHERIES SCIENCES
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
No 231, Xin Gang Xi Road
510300 Guangzhou

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 38 353,75