Europe faces important societal challenges arising from global environmental and social-economical threats. These include climate change, depletion of natural resources including water and energy, pollution, food security and safety and human migrations. In many ways, these challenges are more obvious in Southern Europe, at the frontier between two asymmetric continents, regarding population growth, education, land and water availability/uses, food production and economics.
But Europe, and particularly the European Union, is also in the forefront in facing these challenges with innovative policies regarding environmental protection, sustainable use of living resources, marine and coastal planning and leading technologi-cal developments and innovation.
Aquaculture has a clear place in securing food production in Europe and presents “Oceans of Opportunities” for development and investment if given the political and social licence to expand and develop, with public awareness/acceptance of its role. Aquaculture Europe 2021 will explore those oceans from the unique island that is Madeira.
The AE2021 parallel sessions will cover the full scope of European aquaculture and will comprise submitted oral and Eposter presentations. AE2021 will also feature an international trade exhibition, industry forum, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops and updates on EU research.
October 2021 Funchal, Madeira
Gesche Krause is a social scientist, who works at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany. Her current research centers around the assessment of impact of science to societal processes and more specifically on the social and economic dimensions of marine aquaculture. Among others, she is chair of the EU4Oceans Platform Working Group “Food from the Ocean”. She founded and chairs the International Commission of the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) expert working group on social and economic dimensions of aquaculture (WGSEDA) and is part of the executive board of the global Oceans Past Initiative (OPI).
Laurie Hofmann (who will deliver the presentation) is a marine biologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). Her research interests include innovative uses of macroalgae, growth and optimization of sea vegetables, the development of sustainable macroalgae aquaculture, and anthropogenic impacts on macroalgae. She is currently a member of the Eklipse Expert Working Group on Macroalgae Cultivation and editing a special topic on Scaling-Up Macroalgae Cultivation.
Find below the accommodation blocked in Funchal for Aquaculture Europe 2021. Please book your hotel room directly with the hotel of your choice. Please only use the PDF form for booking your hotel room directly with the hotel of your choice.Hotel Information
Date: October 4, 2021 10:00 - 15:00
BUS TOUR TO RIBEIRO FRIO TROUT HATCHERY
The excursion departs from the Pestana Casino Park Hotel. You will take a bus to the Pico do Areeiro, (Altitude 1810m), the 2nd highest summit in Madeira
Date: October 8, 2021 09:00 - 15:00
BOAT TOUR TO SEA BREAM PRODUCTION IN CALHETA
The excursion departs from the Funchal Marina, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Pestana Casino Park Hotel. You will enjoy a catamaran boat trip along the magnificent south coast of Madeira, arriving at the Calheta cage site.