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AQUATT is an SME specialising in scientific knowledge transfer and management activities. AQUATT works in scientific fields related to Food, Energy, Environment and the Marine as they are key sectors for Europe’s sustainability. For more than 18 years, AQUATT has participated in European Commission-financed projects. In 2010, AQUATT won a flagship Seventh Framework (FP7) project as coordinator of MARINETT, and is a work package leader for six other projects. While AQUATT has a customised role in each project and consortium, it is generally responsible for end-user focused activities, dissemination, communication, and technology transfer. AQUATT services often extend into the areas of project management, event planning, stakeholder consultation, impact assessment, and piloting evaluation methodologies. In parallel to our work supporting research, AQUATT has a long track record in the field of education and training, informing strategies, and creating networks to exchange best practice. AQUATT aspires to work with research leaders and dedicated top scientists who can bring about solutions to help sustain Europe into the future. AQUATT can build on this valuable work by transferring knowledge to result in positive change.

Contribution to the project: AQUATT will lead WP5 dedicated to dissemination and outreach. AQUATT will ensure efficient dissemination and communication of the project and its results to the scientific community, fisheries management stakeholders and the wider public and ensure the uptake of results by the stakeholders, endusers, and policy makers. It will also be responsible for the optimum cooperation and participation with stakeholders by financial administration of stakeholder events. AQUATT will lend its expertise and experience in successfully implementing EC projects (having coordinated over 15 and being involved in over 40 since its creation).

Description of PIs involved in the project:

  • David Murphy, Manager has more than 10 years of experience working in EC projects in the field of Education, Training and RTD, having coordinated 8 and participated in over 25. He coordinated Aqua-tnet for five years, and was instrumental in growing the network to a more significant body, to encompass both vocational and academic learning in order to meet the challenges of the Bologna and Copenhagen Processes and Reforms. He is also facilitator of the Knowledge Management Thematic Area of the EATIP, the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform, that brings together private and public stakeholders in order to promote and coordinate research and development that will improve the competitiveness of the European aquaculture industry.
  • Marieke Reuver is a Dutch animal scientist, specialised in Animal Production Systems and Aquaculture and Fisheries. Her thesis subject was feasibility of implementing the EU Water Framework Directive to the Dutch situation, focusing on fish communities as biological monitoring means. She has previously worked as an education assistant at the Aquaculture and Fisheries group in Wageningen managing aspects of tertiary level course development and coordination. In AQUATT she works as RTD Programme Manager on a number of AQUATT initiatives and services including; PISCESTT Jobs – a marine science job portal, “Training News” – an e-newsletter disseminated to over 5,000 subscribers each month, managing the RTD projects and managing Aqua-tnet, a network with more than 100 organisations involved.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 289257. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.