24-29 September 2018, Italy
Organized by the IMC Foundation Onlus – International Marine Centre, Oristano (Italy)
24-29 September 2018, Italy
The Reproduction and Rearing of species of commercial interest in Aquaculture RISE Scientific school, organized by the IMC Foundation and funded by Sardegna Ricerche, is divided into lectures and laboratory activities. The course is open to researchers at any stage of their scientific career and professionals from the aquaculture sector, interested in the reproduction and rearing of marine aquaculture species.
The educational objective of the school is to provide scientific and technical competencies on the state-of-the-art and future trends in the reproduction and early rearing of species of commercial interest in Mediterranean aquaculture. Participants will receive instruction related to the management of broodstocks, spawning induction, larval rearing techniques and assessment on the quality of the produced eggs, larvae and juveniles. Participants will also learn about animal wellbeing, auxiliary cultures (microalgae and live prey) and nutritional requirements of the species of interest.
The Summer School will provide the students with a well-balanced course of lectures, laboratory hands-on activities and a workshop on New Species for Aquaculture. Participants will have the opportunity to use the facilities of the IMC Foundation – International Marine Centre for working with finfish, shellfish and various microalgal species produced in photobioreactor systems, and different laboratory techniques used for supporting the research on aquaculture production.
To partecipate in the Scientific School Aquaculture RISE, no registration fees are requested. However, all partecipant must attend the entire event, during the day lectures and informal night activities, being the school residential.
The Scientific School foresees the workshop “New Species: challenges for the future of aquaculture in Sardinia, state-of-the-art and progress in aquaculture research” which will count with the participation of representatives from different governmental agencies, research groups and aquaculture producers from Sardinia.
The aim of the Workshop, which will take place at the facilities of the IMC Foundation of Torregrande (OR) on Wednesday 26 September, starting at 15.45, is to provide a scientific and technical vision on the state of the art and on future trends in reproduction and in the rearing of species of commercial interest in Sardinian aquaculture. On this occasion, will be presented the results of research activities oriented to the sustainability of aquaculture and the future challenges for the productive development of aquaculture in Sardinia. In particular, the theme of new species in aquaculture will be discussed; experts will give rise to a debate in which the Regional Agencies and the Regional Authorities will be involved with the aim of involving the operators on the real potential of research in the sector
The workshop, addressed to sector operators, researchers and interested parties, will have free access.
New species: challenges for the future of aquaculture in Sardinia, state of the art and progress in aquaculture research
15:45. Welcome and introduction to the workshop, the role of the IMC in the research of the Science and Technology Park
16:00 – 16:20 State of the art of aquaculture in Sardinia and development prospects. Dott.ssa Iolanda Viale, Laore Sardinia, Unità Organizzativa Sviluppo Filiere Ittiche
16.20 – 16.40. State of the art of aquaculture in Sardinia: health aspects. Prof. Fulvio Salati, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Ittiopathology and Aquaculture Service
16.40 – 17.20 Research at the IMC Foundation: new species for aquaculture, new opportunities for Sardinia. Dr. Gianni Brundu (invertebrates), Dr. Dario Vallainc (fish), IMC Foundation – International Marine Center
17:20 – Discussion and conclusions on the topic of new species and potential of research in the aquaculture sector with the participation of international experts from the Scientific School.
At the end of the workshop a refreshment will be offered with craft beers and local products.
Fondazione IMC – Centro Marino Internazionale
The IMC is a research institution whose main objective is to promote scientific research aimed at the proper management of bio-resources and the Mediterranean marine environment.
The IMC role in regional research system aims at bringing scientific and technological solutions in support of sustainable production systems that employ in their processes marine and coastal resources, and at the same time the stimulus of initiatives that can generate wealth and prosperity through the conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems. IMC also makes international scouting of technologies and good practices relevant to local production systems for technology transfer.
In this context, IMC develops research focusing on sustainable aquaculture methods and studies on the reproduction of fish and invertebrates aimed at producing and restocking for the increase in productivity of lagoons and coastal areas.
In collaboration with
University of Foggia
The STAR Research Group operates in the context of University of Foggia (UNIFG), specialized in the valorisation of biomass and residues as raw materials for the production of biomaterials, fine-chemicals and renewable energy. Among biomass, algae (micro and macro) are also included in research topics of STAR Group that boasts wide knowledge in “Algal Biorefinery”. Moreover, special attention is paid to the analysis and application of sustainability criteria to be applied along the entire production chain. The interdisciplinary approach is considered the most appropriate to the needs of a complex research, with wide-ranging connections between technical, environmental and even social aspects.
The specific contribution to the Scientific School is therefore linked to the tuition, dr. Francavilla for the part of algal biorefinery and bioeconomy, including the socio-economic and environmental sustainability of all proposed activities.
Scientific Committee / Organizing Committee
Dr. Gemma Gimenez Papiol
Dr. Stefano Guerzoni
Dr. Matteo Francavilla
Dr. Dario Vallainc
The structure of the Aquaculture RISE Summer School is such that the participants will have the opportunity to intensely interact with the lecturers during the full duration of the summer school (during meals, breaks, and evening activities). All lecturers will stay on the same hotel during the full week.
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome session
10:10 – 12:00 Review on Techniques for spawning induction (finfish)
12:00 – 13:00 Laboratory: Determination of sexual maturation stages
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Laboratory: Finfish reproduction
15:30 – 17:00 Laboratory: Quality assesment of gametes and larvae (1)
10:00 – 11:00 Pre-conditioning of spawners (finfish)
11:00 – 12:00 Egg quality determination
12:00 – 13:00 Histological assessment of rearing protocols for finfish larvae
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Laboratory: Food regime and larval development of finfish
15:30 – 17:00 Laboratory: Finfish histology
10:00 – 11:00 Techniques for spawning induction (invertebrates)
11:00 – 12:00 Laboratory: Invertebrate reproduction (1)
12:00 – 13:00 Laboratory: Invertebrate reproduction (2)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop: Future challenges for aquaculture in Sardinia: state-of-the-art and future trends
10:00 – 11:00 Microalgae as aquaculture food
11:00 – 12:00 Analytical methods for phytoplankton
12:00 – 13:00 Laboratory: Microalgae production
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Laboratory: finfish larvae culture and egg quality (2)
15:30 – 17:00 Live prey for feeding finfish larvae
10:00 – 11:00 Laboratory: Live prey production
11:00 – 12:00 Laboratory: Finfish larvae culture (3)
12:00 – 13:00 Culture of invertebrate larvae and juveniles
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Culture of invertebrate larvae and juveniles
15:30 – 17:00 Culture of juvenile finfish
10:00 – 11:00 Feeding invertebrate Larvae
11:00 – 12:00 Feeding finfish larvae
12:00 – 13:00 Data analysis
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 General conclusions
Practical and social activities will be set up for afternoon hours after theory classes
The topics of the Aquaculture RISE Summer School will be presented by the following experts:
Currently Lecturer in Invertebrate Zoology, Institute of Aquaculture, at the University of Stirling. Teaching and research activities focused on the physiology of commercially relevant invertebrate species. MSc in Marine Biology, Universita’ delle Marche, Italy, then Assistant Fishery and Aquaculture Expert for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project in Vietnam. MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture at the University of Stirling (2008) and PhD in sea urchin Aquaculture (2013). At the centre of his research is the enhancement of economic performances of marine invertebrate hatcheries through the development or improvement of rearing methods.
Senior Researcher in aquaculture at IRTA (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries) in Catalonia, Spain. He has more than 20 years of experience in aquaculture, specialized in the reproduction of marine fish, spawning induction and gamete quality, mainly on new species for aquaculture. He has more than 50 papers published in peer reviewed journals and has participated in more than 15 projects related to marine aquaculture.
Currently a researcher at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Foggia and a lecturer in “General Chemistry” and “Biorefinery Models”. Graduated magna cum laude in Organic Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2002), PhD in Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems, University of Foggia (2008), Master’s in Natural Organic Compounds, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2008). Researcher at the Institute of Marine Sciences, National Research Council, in Lesina (FG) from 2004 to 2007. He works with the bioremediation of aquatic ecosystems by macroalgae; extraction, purification and characterization of fine chemicals, biomaterials and bioactive compounds from algal biomass; and production of nanoparticles with marine biopolymers.
Gemma Giménez Papiol
Currently Senior Reseracher and Coordinator of the research line on Production and Microalgae from the Fondazione IMC Centro Marino Internazionale, in Italy. She has expertise in spawning quality and larval rearing of Mediterranean finfish species of interest for aquaculture, microalgae production and seafood safety.
Senior Researcher and Group Leader since 2007 at the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture from the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research (IMBBC-HCMR) Institute of Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece. He has expertise on reproductive biology and endocrinology of fish, identification of disfunctions of reared broodstocks, and the development of pharmacologic methods for the spawning control and induction, and the improvement of the sperm production in finfish of interest for aquaculture. He has studied and optimised the broodstock management of more than 20 different marine fish species of commercial interest.
Associated Researcher Technologist from the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture from the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research (IMBBC-HCMR)Institute of Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece. He has extensive expertise in the development of feeding protocols, the study of feeding behaviour in fish larvae and juveniles, the ontogeny and plasticity of the organs related to the feeding behaviour, and the visual system and the digestive system of marine species of interest for aquaculture.
Researcher at the IMC-International Marine Centre, Torregrande – Oristano (Italy). European PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Cagliari (2011). Her background is in Chemical/Industrial and Bioprocess Engineering with more than four years of experience in the cultivation and production of different microorganisms such as bacteria and microalgae. Currently, her interests are focused on applying biotechnology tools and engineering principles to microbial systems, the development of microalgae cultivation and production strategies employing photoautotrophic processes in order to stimulate the use of this sustainable approach for different applications, including aquaculture production.
Currently a researcher at the IMC -International Marine Centre, Torregrande-Oristano (Italy). Graduated cum laude in Marine Biology, University of Cagliari (2007), PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources, Tuscia University of Viterbo (2017). His background is focused on aquaculture, reproduction and rearing of invertebrates (sea urchins and mollusks) and vertebrate (commercial fish) species, cultivation of micro and macro algae as feed in aquaculture.
Currently a researcher at the Production and Microalgae Area, IMC – International Marine Centre, Torregrande – Oristano (Italy). Graduated magna cum laude in Marine Biology, University of Cagliari (2006), she is about to earn her PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources at the Tuscia University of Viterbo. She has gained experience in the study of the reproductive cycle of commercially relevant invertebrate (sea urchins) and vertebrate (mullets) species, with a final focus on the improvement of the management of wild resources. She is also working on the assessment and enhancement of quality in marine products (roe).
Currently a researcher at the IMC -International Marine Centre, Torregrande-Oristano (Italy). Graduated in Marine Biology, University of Cagliari (2007), Master in environmental planning and assessment, Politecnico di Torino (2009); PhD in Ecology and Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo (2017). His research activity is focused on aquaculture, reproduction and rearing of vertebrate and invertebrate marine species, cultivation of micro and macro algae as feed in aquaculture.
The Summer School Aquaculture RISE is open to researchers at any stage of their scientific career and professionals from the aquaculture sector, interested in the reproduction and rearing of marine aquaculture species from national and international institutions and enterprises.
The places are limited to 20 students. 11 places are reserved for people resident or domicilied in Sardinia. To increase the audience, the workshop “New Species: challenges for the future of aquaculture in Sardinia, state-of-the-art and advances” has no limit of participants.
No registration fees are requested. The participants will benefit from lessons, teaching materials, coffee breaks, lunches and transfers between IMC and the agreed upon Scientific School Hotel at Oristano.
In order to attend the event, the following steps must be taken:
By July 16th, 2018:
Application Form (Download HERE) and CV to be completed and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To formalize the registration, selected participants must present a booking document of the accommodation by July 31st 2018. (People from Sardinia will not need to book an accomodation if already provided with, but the participation at all activities will be compulsory),
(Updated 17th July 2018)
THE INSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. BECAUSE OF THE VERY HIGH NUMBER OF PARTICIPATIONS, WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE AN ADMISSION TO ALL THE INTERESTED. AS SOON AS THE LIST OF ADMITTED PARTICIPANTS WILL BE DEFINED, ALL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Booking must be made after receiving communication of acceptance of your application.
Please note that attendance of this event is limited to 20 persons. Participants must attend the entire event. Selections will be based on CV and (in case of comparable experience) on early date of submission.