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Explore the cultivation practices for low trophic species and contribute to the sustainable development of food production
Increasing food production to ensure food security for the growing population is one of the most urgent challenges we are currently facing. Food coming from marine aquaculture is known to have some of the lowest carbon food print among animal products. Moreover, producing marine food at a lower trophic level further explores ecosystem services, which are fundamental to creating a sustainable food system.
The course provides a holistic view of the most recent developments in low trophic aquaculture, focusing on selected groups of species molluscs, echinoderms, macroalgae and freshwater finfish. It explores various cultivation practices, including the Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture. However, while knowing the cultivation practices is essential to understanding low trophic aquaculture, topics such as sustainability, governance, economic feasibility or climate change adaptation are fundamental to its success. This course provides interdisciplinary knowledge on low trophic aquaculture, allowing the students to hand pick topics of interest and explore them further through additional reading suggested throughout the course.
Estimated 10 week:
6 to 10 hours per week
Progress at your own pace
Language & video transcripts:
50% pass rate to receive a certificate
The course results from work carried out in the AquaVitae Horizon 2020 project. It is designed and coordinated by UiT, The Arctic University of Norway.
Instructors and Contributors
Throughout the course, you will meet dozens of instructors: researchers, practitioners and academic staff. Each an expert in their respective field
Katrin Hulda Gunnarsdottir