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University to lead on project to support aquaculture research

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The university will take the lead on the conveyance of a new digital platform named “AQUAEXCEL 3.0 “

The platform will be led by Dr Sonia Rey Planellas, of the Institute of Aquaculture, in collaboration with other staff at the university

AQUAEXCEL 3.0 will comprise of 40 European aquaculture research facilities and be a hub for data and online resources to assist in aquaculture research.

The digital platform also harbors Trans national access (TNA) which facilitates collaboration between researchers and allows them to plan the project synchronously.

The university’s Institute of Aquaculture will be alerted to applications from possible TNA users that have been paired with a research host and have a maximum project length of three months.

Credit:University of Stirling

Dr Sonia Rey Planellas, of the Institute of Aquaculture, said: “This project, building on the success of the previous AQUAEXCEL projects, will consolidate the global leading position of European aquaculture research, by promoting excellent science and innovation.

“Making use of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP), it will support both the public and private sectors. Already, 193 TNA projects are scheduled for inclusion and these will address key industry issues.”

The project which will last for five years costs more than £9 million and is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme,

Feature image credit: University of Stirling

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