Gran Canaria FA1305 training school
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) will be hosting the first COST Action FA1305 training school. ‘Aquaponic trials: improving water quality and plant production through fish management and diet’ will be held from 25 to 29 May 2015. The training school will consist of a series of lectures and practical classes on the principles of aquaculture in aquaponic systems. Participants will be introduced to the current commercial problems of aquaponics, and the importance of good fish management and fish feed in order to achieve optimum water quality for hydroponic plant cultivation. Topics will include fish diets, the nutritional content of aquaponic feeds, and alternative sustainable ingredients, in relation to large- and small-scale aquaponic systems as well as those suitable for urban contexts.
COST Action FA1305 is offering 15 places on the training school on a competitive basis. Successful applicants will be offered a maximum grant of €1200 as a contribution towards the costs of travel, accommodation and meals. The exact award offered will depend on the cost of travel as this differs considerably across eligible countries.
The closing date for applications is 24 April 2015.
Full details can be found here: Gran Canaria FA1305 training school