COST Action FA1305 is offering 15 places on the training school 3 Commercial Aquaponics to be held by the University of Iceland 9 – 12 September 2015. Successful applicants will be offered a maximum grant of €1120 as a contribution towards the costs of travel, accommodation and meals. The deadline for applications is August 12th 2015, see Commercial aquaponics training school.
The training school will be delivered by Dr. Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir and profesor Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, University of Iceland, Dr. Paul Rye Kledal Institute of Global Food and Farming in Denmark and Dr. Mitja Kopina, Project Manager at Gnezdo d.o.o. and Ponika in Slovenia (www.ponnod.com). The lectures and practical classes will mainly be conducted at the the ecovillage Solheimar South Iceland.
Two positions are available for MSc students related to an EU funded project entitled Ecofood from Aquaponics “EcoPonics” (www.aquaponics.is/ecoponics). The project is developing aquaponics systems for coproduction of fish and plants. The work is related to the closure of nutrition cycles and optimization of production in terms of both quality and quantity of fish and vegetables. The project is connected to aquaponics networks in Europe and it is possible that travel may be included in the work. Students can use the work as an MSc project, but it is also possible to apply for a summer job.
Interested students can submit an application with CV and prior experience to Kristin Vala Ragnarsdóttir (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ragnheiður I. Þórarinsdóttir (email@example.com). Deadline for applications is March 31, 2014.
The ecovillage Solheimar will be the venue for an interesting seminar on aquaponics on March 25th. Specialists from Norway, Spain, Denmark and Holland will join us and tell about their experience. Welcome to Solheimar! Registration until March 10th on firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information and agenda can be found below.