Coordinating access to top class aquaculture research infrastructures is the aim of AQUAEXCEL, which will be carried out by a pan-European team of aquaculture research facilities. The AQUAEXCEL multidisciplinary team of experts work towards developing an integrated approach to link and coordinate key research infrastructures in Europe in order to create the basis for harmonizing access, joint research, and networking.
AQUAEXCEL will provide the European aquaculture research community with a platform of top class research infrastructures. AQUAEXCEL will integrate, on a European scale, key aquaculture research infrastructures, in order to promote their coordinated use and development. Through collaboration among 17 partners and 23 facilities, AQUAEXCEL offers research infrastructures for both basic and applied research and it will provide the necessary instruments to make better tools available for aquaculture research.
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MEDINA Project
MEDINA is a 3-years European Union funded project enhancing the capacities of  Northern African Countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt) to monitor their Mediterranean coastal ecosystems. Including fish stocks resources, MEDINA improves Mediterranean environmental policies, conventions and protocols.
MEDINA contributes to develop the framework for issuing long term monitoring programs through mutual exchanges among Mediterranean partners, between North Africa and Europe: the EU partners, leaded by University Ca’ Foscari-Venice (Italy), act according to the EU regulatory framework, particularly the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC of 17 June 2008), transferring their capacity to North African Countries.
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FORCE Project
FORCE "Fishing and aquaculture-oriented research capacity in Egypt" is designed to strengthen the capacity of the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries of Egypt (NIOF) to carry out research activities that aim to support the implementation of sound policies based on a scientific basis for sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture in Egypt, as well as in the entire Mediterranean North African region. FORCE will enable NIOF to fill the scientific and technological gap, which at present is one of the key factors that hinder the further development of sustainable management of fisheries and aquaculture.
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