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Aqua tnet Project Overview

  1. 1. Aqua-tnet: Thematic Network inAquaculture, Fisheries & AquaticResources ManagementLINQ 2013John Bostock, University of Stirling (Coordinator)
  2. 2. Context:Most globallytraded foodcommodity!
  3. 3. GROWTH OF AQUACULTURE• Rising demand but static production fromcapture fisheries• 50% of seafood is now from aquaculture• Fastest growing animal protein sector• Aquaculture employs around 11 millionpeople worldwide• 80% of production is in Asia
  4. 4. INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE NEEDS• Technology intensive (engineering,bioscience)• Complex environmental interactions• Policy and planning implications• Business management• Markets and economics
  5. 5. Aqua-tnet At A GlanceAqua-tnet is Europe’s only multidisciplinary EducationNetwork in the field of Aquaculture, Fisheries andAquatic Resources ManagementSince 19962011 - 2014EC: €600.000Supported byAquaTT(Ireland)Coordinator:StirlingUniversity (UK)
  6. 6. Aqua-tnet At A GlancePrinciple aim:“.....is to support the progress of the Europeanaquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resourcesmanagement sector towards the EC policy goal ofgreater and sustainable output by stimulating andsupporting innovation through enhanced lifelonglearning opportunities”
  7. 7. Aqua-tnet – Activity Areas
  8. 8. Aqua-tnet – WP1, MScCollaborating on MScteaching materialsthrough technical casestudies and countryreports.Next steps:-Sharing teachingactivities-Collaborativeteaching activities-Interdisciplinarycollaboration?
  9. 9. Aqua-tnet – WP2, PhdCollaborating on PhDspecialist trainingcourses that will beuseful to a range ofPhD students inworking in this field.
  10. 10. Promotesstudent andstaff mobilitye.g. through anonline mobilityplatform andpracticalguidancedocumentsAqua-tnet – WP3, Mobility
  11. 11. Researches genericskill requirementswithin the sector,identifies effectivetraining practices anddevelops appropriatesupport materialsAqua-tnet – WP4, Generic Skills0 1 2 3know foreign languagepostermediafuture marketbudget man.stat. Soft.faciliation methAw. Legal proc.team man.Entrepren.future dev. Skillsphil. Sc.Stat. Meth.Aw. Research eticsLab. skillsselfpresentInform. Man.multidisc. Workoralexp. DesingSc. writingliteracywrite fundingtime man.data man.Proj. Man.craft messagecritical rev.know englishOff. Soft.
  12. 12. Aqua-tnet – WP5, Innovative LifelongLearningSubgroup A-Lifelong Learning PathwaysSubgroup B-Curriculum FrameworksSubgroup C-Innovative Tools & Methods
  13. 13. 5A) Lifelong Learning PathwaysAnalyse articulation betweendifferent educational sectors,especially linkages betweenformal and informal learningand how to interrelateEuropean tools such as EQF,ECVET, EQAVET and ECTSContribute to the setting up ofthe ECVET system within theEQF (e.g. previous VALLAproject)Promotion of LLL in the sectore.g. dissemination of EUpolicy, research findings andguidelines
  14. 14. 5B) Curriculum FrameworksKeep up to date with EC policydocuments and guidelines, e.g.the European Universities’ Charteron Lifelong Learning and theSIRUS and ALLUME projects.Explore/promote implementationof Lifelong Learning Guidelines byAqua-tnet partners.Build on earlier work (WAVEProject) defining sectoralcompetences; Changing curriculaneeds, flexibility in curricula;quality standards; updatingTUNING template
  15. 15. 5C) Innovative Tools & MethodsResearch andpromote the use ofinnovative tools andmethods throughguides and provisionof training coursesPromote the opensharing of digitallearning objects,establishing arepository whereappropriateDevelop vocationallyoriented languagelearning tools
  16. 16. Aqua-tnet – WP6, StakeholderEngagementSTUDENTS INDUSTRYRESEARCH
  17. 17. Aqua-tnet – On the NetWeb siteMonthly NewsletterLinkedIn GroupFacebook GroupDiigo GroupFlickr Groupwww.aquatnet.com
  18. 18. Contact usThank you for your attentionEmail: info@aquatnet.comWebsite: www.aquatnet.com

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