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Aqua tnet Project Overview

  1. 1. Aqua-tnet: Thematic Network in Aquaculture, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Management LINQ 2013 John Bostock, University of Stirling (Coordinator)
  2. 2. Context: Most globally traded food commodity!
  3. 3. GROWTH OF AQUACULTURE • Rising demand but static production from capture fisheries • 50% of seafood is now from aquaculture • Fastest growing animal protein sector • Aquaculture employs around 11 million people 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 Glance Aqua-tnet is Europe’s only multidisciplinary Education Network in the field of Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Since 1996 2011 - 2014 EC: €600.000 Supported by AquaTT (Ireland) Coordinator: Stirling University (UK)
  6. 6. Aqua-tnet At A Glance Principle aim: “.....is to support the progress of the European aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management sector towards the EC policy goal of greater and sustainable output by stimulating and supporting innovation through enhanced lifelong learning opportunities”
  7. 7. Aqua-tnet – Activity Areas
  8. 8. Aqua-tnet – WP1, MSc Collaborating on MSc teaching materials through technical case studies and country reports. Next steps: -Sharing teaching activities -Collaborative teaching activities -Interdisciplinary collaboration?
  9. 9. Aqua-tnet – WP2, Phd Collaborating on PhD specialist training courses that will be useful to a range of PhD students in working in this field.
  10. 10. Promotes student and staff mobility e.g. through an online mobility platform and practical guidance documents Aqua-tnet – WP3, Mobility
  11. 11. Researches generic skill requirements within the sector, identifies effective training practices and develops appropriate support materials Aqua-tnet – WP4, Generic Skills 0 1 2 3 know foreign language poster media future market budget man. stat. Soft. faciliation meth Aw. Legal proc. team man. Entrepren. future dev. Skills phil. Sc. Stat. Meth. Aw. Research etics Lab. skills selfpresent Inform. Man. multidisc. Work oral exp. Desing Sc. writing literacy write funding time man. data man. Proj. Man. craft message critical rev. know english Off. Soft.
  12. 12. Aqua-tnet – WP5, Innovative Lifelong Learning Subgroup A-Lifelong Learning Pathways Subgroup B-Curriculum Frameworks Subgroup C-Innovative Tools & Methods
  13. 13. 5A) Lifelong Learning Pathways Analyse articulation between different educational sectors, especially linkages between formal and informal learning and how to interrelate European tools such as EQF, ECVET, EQAVET and ECTS Contribute to the setting up of the ECVET system within the EQF (e.g. previous VALLA project) Promotion of LLL in the sector e.g. dissemination of EU policy, research findings and guidelines
  14. 14. 5B) Curriculum Frameworks Keep up to date with EC policy documents and guidelines, e.g. the European Universities’ Charter on Lifelong Learning and the SIRUS and ALLUME projects. Explore/promote implementation of Lifelong Learning Guidelines by Aqua-tnet partners. Build on earlier work (WAVE Project) defining sectoral competences; Changing curricula needs, flexibility in curricula; quality standards; updating TUNING template
  15. 15. 5C) Innovative Tools & Methods Research and promote the use of innovative tools and methods through guides and provision of training courses Promote the open sharing of digital learning objects, establishing a repository where appropriate Develop vocationally oriented language learning tools
  16. 16. Aqua-tnet – WP6, Stakeholder Engagement STUDENTS INDUSTRY RESEARCH
  17. 17. Aqua-tnet – On the Net Web site Monthly Newsletter LinkedIn Group Facebook Group Diigo Group Flickr Group www.aquatnet.com
  18. 18. Contact us Thank you for your attention Email: info@aquatnet.com Website: www.aquatnet.com

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