Safe and sustainable food and feed

ASTRAL Winter School

ASTRAL Winter School


The ASTRAL project is delighted to invite you to participate in the in-person Winter School titled “Technologies and Circularity for a Sustainable Aquaculture”. This event is led by ASTRAL consortium partner Leitat Technological Center, and will be hosted at the DFactory, Barcelona.

The ASTRAL Winter School will explore innovative technologies and circular economy approaches to address the challenges to improve the environmental footprint of aquaculture industry. Academic experts, industry leaders and future orientated policymakers will explore the global challenges faced by the EU aquaculture sector together so that they can collaboratively develop their skills and deliver competitive advantages to the sector. If you are a student, researcher, technology developer, industry expert or deeply passionate about sustainability in aquaculture, this is the event for you.

In order to overcome the sector barriers, we believe that knowledge sharing is essential. Greater collaboration among key actors will stimulate continued innovation technologies and circular approaches that can revolutionise the aquaculture industry.

To address these challenges and pave the way for a sustainable future, the event will focus on exploring a variety of workshops, visit labs and panel discussions in three different areas:

Sustainability: Explore how the innovations along a strong Climate-Ocean-Food value chain, support the implementation of the Strategic Guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture, analysing the challenges regarding the sustainability assessment and successful practices to reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture, including IMTA and valorisation opportunities along value chain.

Technology: Take a look at the latest advancements in innovative aquaculture technologies providing a significantly improved capability of observing and monitoring three main environmental risks; two (HAB and pathogens) are evaluated in light of climate change and one (microplastics) as an emerging pollutant.

Circularity: Understand the critical role of circularity in attaining sustainable aquaculture. Acquire knowledge on evaluating circularity levels in IMTA systems through engagement with advanced tools, technologies, and best practices.

Secure your spot at the Winter School by confirming your in-person attendance today. As availability is limited, we encourage you to respond at your earliest convenience, but no later than October 20th, 2023.

📍 Date and time
Thursday, 9 November 2023 09:00 – Friday, 10 November 2023 13:00 CET

Register HERE

The ASTRAL project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 863034.