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Aquaponics: Ergonomics and economics

Published by , 16/11/2017

The seventh and final training school organised by the EU Aquaponics Hub was hosted by the AquaBioTech Group in Malta from October 30 to November 2, 2017. The four-day training school on ‘Aquaponics: Ergonomics and economics’ covered the design of Recirculating Aquaculture System and hydroponic greenhouse ergonomics and economics. The course was attended by trainees from Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, […]

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Aqu@teach

Published by , 16/11/2017

On 9-10 November 2017 project partners from the University of Greenwich, the Technical University of Madrid, the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Centre Naklo and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences met in Madrid for the kick-off meeting of ‘Aqu@teach: innovative educational tools to promote learning among European students using aquaponics’. This Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education, which will run […]

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The potential for using brackish water in an aquaponic system

Published by , 11/11/2017

A poster presented at the Drylands, Deserts and Desertification conference (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 6-9 November 2017) reported the results of an experiment to test the suitability of different plant species for aquaponics systems using brackish water. Plant growth was excellent for species such as celery, Swiss chard, spring onions and watercress. The poster can be downloaded […]

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EU Aquaponics Map

Published by , 26/10/2017

Have you ever wondered who is doing Aquaponics in your area? Now you can find out with our updated map on aquaponics in Europe (see below). The map was made using Google Maps and includes the location (addresses) of all the research institutes and companies currently actively working on aquaponics. It cannot be edited directly, but if you would like […]

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SC2 Draft Work Programme pre-published

Published by , 19/10/2017

The European Commission has pre-published the draft work programme for Societal Challenge 2 – Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy – in order to aid proposal preparation. Note this does not yet constitute the final adopted work programme and changes may still occur. You can download the draft work programme here: Draft […]

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Innovation towards food security and water conservation in arid lands

Published by , 16/10/2017

Faris Farrag gave an inspiring talk about Bustan Aquaponics at the EU Aquaponics Hub Working Group meetings taking place in Dubrovnik on 16-17 October 2017. Bustan Aquaponics is the first commercial aquaponics farm and the largest baby leaf salad producer in Egypt. Established in 2011, the company delivers aquaponic grown vegetables and herbs, antibiotic and hormone-free Nile Tilapia, hand-picked Manzanilla […]

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Hydroponic systems and water management in aquaponics: a review

Published by , 16/10/2017

122 papers published between 1979 and 2017 were reviewed in order to assess the role of the design and management of the hydroponic component on the overall performance and water consumption of aquaponics systems. Although no unequivocal results were found, the nutrient film technique appears to be less efficient than medium-based or floating raft hydroponics. The best system performance, in […]

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Horizon 2020

Published by , 11/10/2017

The new Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018 will be published in November 2017. Applicants to Societal Challenge 2 ‘Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy’ will be expected to adopt a ‘multi-actor approach’ for many call topics, whereby the projects must focus on real problems or opportunities that farmers, foresters or […]

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Decoupled systems on trial: Eliminating bottlenecks to improve aquaponic processes

Published by , 9/10/2017

A new publication by Hendrik Monsees, Werner Kloas and Sven Wuertz reports a pilot study comparing production in a decoupled system with that in a coupled system. Fruit yield was found to be 36% higher in the decoupled system, and pH and fertilizer management was more effective, whereas fish production was comparable in both systems. The results of this pilot […]

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