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A fresh splash for Aquaculture

EU funded project IDREEM improves environmental and economic efficiency in EU aquaculture by facilitating a circular economy of reduced environmental impact and increased productivity.

Shortlist of the BiodivERsA 2015-2016 COFUND call: 26 pan-European projects recommended for funding (€33m)

The BiodivERsA network, supported by the European Commission, launched a call last year for research into how we can build more sustainable ecosystems (i.e. forests and bog-lands), as well as the delivery of ecosystem services (i.e SMEs focussed on the sustainability of our ecosystems). The 26 projects shortlisted and recommended for funding have been announced, with a focus on two themes:

  • Theme #1: Understanding and managing the biodiversity dynamics of soils and sediments to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services
  • Theme #2: Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics in land-, river- and sea-scapes (habitat connectivity, green and blue infrastructures, and naturing cities) to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services

The projects selected for funding will be announced by October 2016.

More information on the shortlisted projects

SASMAP wins EU Prize for Cultural Heritage

EU funded project SASMAP won the 2016 edition of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage (Europa Nostra awards) in the category of research for its efforts on protecting Europe's underwater treasures. The project aims to develop new technologies and best practices in order to locate, assess and manage Europe’s underwater cultural heritage in a more effective way than is possible today.

Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030

The EU is determined to fully implement the 2030 Agenda by aligning its own policies and actions to the objectives of the Agenda in tune with the UN adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Success Stories

18 July

From peelings to pork - animal feed reimagined

Photo of a pig An ambitious research project appears to have set out to prove the old adage that 'you are what you eat' by improving the health of animals. Scientists in Belgium are testing on piglets with an experimental feed made up from olive oil waste and a mixture of soya and cereals. It's not just a culinary caprice; they want to see if this menu boosts the animals health and productivity.

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Upcoming Events

25-29 July 2016, Barcelona, Spain - SIS2016: First Conference on Social Impact of Science

8-10 August 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom - Euro Global Summit and Expo on Biomass

29 August - 1 September 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S)

29-31 August 2016, Wageningen, Netherlands - IBBESS: International BioBased Economy Student SymbioSUM

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