Aquaponics: From Science to Practice (09-10 April 2018)

Aquaponics: From Science to Practice‘ is the final COST FA 1305 conference. euah

Join us at the University of Greenwich (London) in April to hear about our achievements over the past four years, and to get insight to the latest research and development in aquaponics. The event is free.

Key note speakers:

Ranka Junge (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland): Strategic points in aquaponics

Janelle Hager (Kentucky State University, USA): Current trends and the potential for growth of aquaponics in the US: A research perspective

Kristina Adams (Adams Aquafarm, Barbados): tbc

Ryan Chatterson (Chatterson Farms, USA): Commercial aquaponics in the United States: The current industry and opportunities for the future

Other confirmed speakers:

Simon Goddek (Wageningen University, Netherlands): Future perspectives on aquaponics

Boris Delaide (University of Liège, Belgium): Mineral elements in aquaponics: their impact on lettuce production and potential improvement of their availability

Zala Schmautz (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland): Nutrient dynamics and microbial diversity in an aquaponic system

Carolina Castro (University of Porto, Portugal): Effects of Nile tilapia and African catfish production on the growth of basil in a coupled aquaponic experimental recirculating system

Carlo Nicoletto (University of Padua, Italy): Evaluation of a low tech aquaponic system: results of the first 3 crop cycles

Robert Röllig (Rostock University, Germany): Microalgae cultivation for bioremediation of nutrients under aquaponic conditions

Peter Dapprich (South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany): A survey of plant pathogens

Hijran Yavuzcan (Ankara University, Turkey): Fish welfare and biosecurity issues

Bozidar Raskovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia): Effects of pesticides on biofilter bacteria in aquaponics

Andras Bittsanszky (InDeRe Institute, Hungary): Plant protecting agents for aquaponic systems

Bettina König (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany): How can aquaponics contribute to more sustainable food production and consumption?

Andrea Forchino (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy): Betting on sustainability: the Life Cycle Thinking approach to aquaponics

Carmelo Maucieri (University of Padua, Italy): Aquaponics for educational purposes: A Life Cycle Assessment

Kyra Hoevenaars (AquaBioTech Group, Malta): EU policies: opportunities for aquaponics

Agnes Joly (Aquaprimeur, France): Aquaponics entrepreneur strategies in Europe

Morris Villarroel (Technical University of Madrid, Spain): Aquaponics in the EU

Harry Palm (Rostock University, Germany): Perspectives and constraints on the commercialization of aquaponics in Germany

Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir (Svinna-verkfraedi Ltd/University of Iceland): What is special about aquaponics produce?

Faris Farrag (Bustan Aquaponics, Egypt): Commercial scale aquaponics in middle income countries

Download the full conference programme

COST Action FA1305 EU Aquaponics Hub

Organiser of Aquaponics: From Science to Practice

The EU Aquaponics Hub is a four year COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) networking Action that brings together a heterogenous group of scientists, researchers and SMEs from across the EU and around the globe to better understand the state of knowledge in aquaponics in Europe and around the world and to facilitate innovation and education in this field of sustainable fish and vegetal food production. 

The EU Aquaponics Hub is composed of members from: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UK and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The EU Aquaponics Hub organises regular conferences and training schools on aquaponics, and facilitates the research of PhD students and postdocs through the provision of grants for Short Term Scientific Missions. More details can be found on the EU Aquaponics Hub website.

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