Innovation programme of aquaculture

Main funder

Funder's project number: 33436

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 343 089,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/05/2017

Project end date: 31/12/2022


The project is part of the Aquaculture innovation program (coordinated by LUKE). The overall aim of the program is to promote cost-efficient and sustainable aquaculture. It aims to find solutions to current challenges of the field by developing and testing novel technologies and applications. 1) Water quality in recirculation aquaculture systems/INNOAQ: (Aalto Sanni): In this project, the aim is to test different biofilter configurations in recirculation aquaculture systems, and examine how they affect nitrification process and which microbes are involved. In addition, the aim is to examine the microbial community composition and overall function, and to detect the best mechanisms to avoid the geosmin production in the RAS. To solve these, novel stable isotope and molecular methods are used. 2) Innovation programme of aquaculture: aquaculture training (Pirhonen Juhani): This project is part of the national innovation programme of aquaculture, lead by LUKE. Funding for the programme has already been awarded. Our project will develop aquaculture teaching and training. 3) Bacteriophages in recirculation aquaculture (Sundberg Lotta-Riina): We will study how phages and their hosts, the fish pathogenic bacteria, survive in the microbial communities of recirculation aquaculture systems.

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