We are thrilled to announce that we have started with the online trainings of the project.

On the 5th of June 2023, we launched the 1st Module of a series of eight, available both in English and French. For a duration of 6 months 8 different modules will cover various topics around circular economy in aquaculture, Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR), smart technology and the benefits of using them.

What is the training about and why should you take part in it?

The objective of the training program is to transfer the technical knowledge on the economic and environmental benefits of SMART Technologies to the broad aquaculture community to raise awareness on how to improve the operating conditions and reduce the impact of aquaculture activities on the marine ecosystem.

After this online training, one will develop an understanding of sustainable off-shore aquaculture, with special focus on ways to reduce waste using farm management and smart technology.

What to expect from the different Modules?

The online training modules will focus on the theory behind sustainable aquafarming, the environmental impact of aquaculture, SMART technologies and the benefits, and access to funding.

At the end of the 8 modules, one will receive a certificate of completion, and will be able to take part in the in-field training.

The in-field training will be only for local farmers and operators and will be conducted during the experimental campaign at the demonstration site of the selected aquafarm (Hanchia fish). The in-field modules will be based on sharing and transferring technical hands-on practices for daily operational management of the SMART technologies such as calibration, maintenance, and best practices.

Who can benefit from the trainings?

Primary: Farmers and operators

Secondary: Actors in the value chain – hatcheries, aquafeed suppliers, R&D institutes, institutional actors (governmental development institutions, financial institutions, promotional investment institutions, environmental institutions, etc.), and policy makers. 

How to register?

For those interested in the online trainings, please REGISTER HERE

  1. Aquaculture and the Environment – Starting date: Module available
  2. Sustainable Aquaculture Practices – Starting date: 26 June 2023
  3. Sustainable Perspectives for the Aquaculture Value-Chain – Starting date: 17 July 2023
  4. An Introduction to Feed Conversion Ratios (FCR) – Starting date: 07 August 2023
  5. Simple Techniques to reduce FCR – Starting date: 28 August 2023
  6. Smart Aquaculture Farming Technology – Starting date: 18 September 2023
  7. The Smart Sea Bream Farming Pilot Project – Starting date: 09 October 2023
  8. Business Ecosystems – Starting date: 30 October 2023

Note: Each modules, will include the following:

  • A theory section, comprising of a recorded presentation
  • A quiz test to determine the level of knowledge acquired and understanding