12-16 July 2021
The ‘Coastal Spatial Planning and Aquaculture Sustainable Development‘ (hereinafter PISCAS) Scientific School 2021 is organized by IMC Foundation in collaboration with IAS and ISMAR CNR. The main objectives of PISCAS concern several aspects related to Integrated Coastal Management and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the context of the Integrated Maritime Policy and its relationship to Blue Growth. Notably, the School will be aimed at defining the best methods and tools to achieve the development and growth of aquaculture through coordinated spatial planning. Given that an effective MSP process calls for different competences, this Scientific School is intended to offer a learning opportunity to researchers, scientist and students involved different scientific field, as well as to technical and human resources from public administration.
The School will be structured in both theoretical and practical parts and will encourage the exchange of experiences and knowledge among experts and participants.
The School will take place from 12 to 16 July 2021 in hybrid form.
General knowledge on several MSP and aquaculture site-selection aspects will be delivered:
- Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), definition of MSP and its objectives, description of the process;
- Maritime Spatial Planning Tools and Data Management;
- Applications of agricultural-scale models in aquaculture zoning and site-selection.
A workshop will be held on July 15 2021 and will be address to PA, companies, students, and citizens, with the involvement of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Department of Agriculture and Agro-Pastoral Reform) of the Sardinia Region.
In addition to the teachers engaged in PISCAS, national and international experts from the aquaculture sector, in particular shellfish farming, and from the Fisheries Service will be involved during the workshop.
Participation Maximum attendance is 20 students both in presence and remote form. The lectures will also be open to other students, as auditors, up to a maximum of 35 people.
Participation Fee: Participation is free.
Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and payments to get to the venue.
Application: If you are interested in participating in PISCAS Scientific School 2021, please fill in the application form until June 6th 2021. The application form must be completed, together with your CV and a copy of a valid identity document.
All applications will be evaluated after the application deadline. By the end of June 18th 2021, participants will receive a notification of acceptance.
Scientific committee/ Organizing committeeDr. Stefano Guerzoni Dr. Andrea Barbanti Dr. Maura Baroli
|July 12||July 13||July 14||July 15||July 16|
|9:00||Welcome and introduction An overview on AZAs selection in the Mediterranean Sea||Use of remote sensing and oceanography data for aquaculture site-selection||Information, data and tools to support planning and decision making||Decision support tools||Practical session: case studies and lessons from European and international MSP projects and plans Maritime and coastal planning in Emilia Romagna|
|11:00||Indicators for the evaluation of aquaculture-environment interactions||Use of farm-scale models in combination with GIS for aquaculture site selection||MSP Knowledge||Maritime Use conflicts (MUC): tools for Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA)|
|12:00||Integrated models for simulating the functioning and environmental interactions of marine aquaculture farms||Examples of applications in the Mediterranean area: of fish and shellfish farms)||Management and sharing of geospatial information|
|Lunch Break 13:00-14:00|
|14:00||Practical session: growth of seabass and seabream modeling using remote temperature data time series||Practical session: Integrating farm-scale models results into a multi-criteria analysis spatial framework using R.||Alignment of Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and MSP||Workshop Coastal Spatial Planning and Aquaculture Sustainable Development|
|15:00 – 18:00||Practical session: modeling the emission and deposition of the sea bass / sea bream in different hydrodynamic conditions with the FiCIM model||Practical session: simulation of a participatory mapping session with interested stakeholders||ICZM-MSP in the context of the integrated maritime policy Coastal and maritime uses and MSP Methodology and key contents of a maritime territorial plan|