EWEAS - Project
Aquaculture has grown exponentially in recent decades, accounting for over 20% of all seafood produced in Europe, and almost half of all seafood produced globally. Despite this, growth has slowed in Europe in recent years, with efforts to match production levels in Asia falling short. Aquaculture is an extraordinarily diverse sector faced with numerous challenges. One of those is efficient and sustainable resource management. Moreover, environmental impacts and a lack of appropriate management and monitoring stand as primary obstacles. At the same time, the demand for highly skilled personnel remains particularly high in small to medium-scale aquaculture farms. EWEAS recognises that capacity building is essential to strengthen the sustainable management of aquaculture farms and sets out to ensure that a highly competent and knowledgeable workforce is available to meet the future vision of the sector.
TITLE: EWEAS: E-learning platform: Energy and Water Efficiency in the Aquaculture Sector
PROGRAMME: Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020), KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
TOTAL BUDGET: €264,459
DURATION: December 2018 - May 2021
CONSORTIUM: 5 partners from 5 European countries: SGS (Spain), API (Italy), KGZS-Zavod KR (Slovenia), BEFO (Latvia), AquaTT (Ireland)
COORDINATOR: SGS (Madrid, Spain)
EWEAS aims to train aquaculture workers through the development of an innovative e-learning platform which will help them develop practical skills for operating and managing fish farm systems in an efficient and sustainable way. The project focuses on enhancing knowledge and competence of professionals working with water and energy issues in the aquaculture sector.