James Cook University expands aquaculture partnership in Singapore
The Tropical Futures Institute (TFI) at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) will work with the National University of Singapore (NUS) to expand collaboration in the field of aquaculture technology.
The Tropical Futures Institute (TFI) at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) will work with the National University of Singapore (NUS) to expand collaboration in the field of aquaculture technology. Under a memorandum of understanding that spans three years, TFI and NUS will work together to discuss and develop a research collaboration in the area of agriculture technology and aquaculture technology innovation, and to identify other new opportunities for collaboration. The TFI is focused on research and training in tropical aquaculture, particularly the sustainable production of aquaculture species.
“The TFI is enabling JCU to further realize its ambitions as a major research and development institution in Singapore and we are particularly pleased to be able to deliver world-leading research in aquaculture, which will assist Singapore in achieving greater food security,” said Professor Chris Cocklin, Provost of James Cook University.
Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore for James Cook University, commented that “the new partnership with NUS brings together world class engineers, data scientists and marine scientists to deliver something quite unique, that promises to deliver a step change in Singapore’s capacity for sustainable, high-quality protein. JCU is proud to be associated with yet another high-profile collaboration that applies our innovative science to benefit society.”
TFI will also lend its considerable expertise in the domain of aquaculture to further agriculture technology and aquaculture technology innovation, as well as advise NUS on the design of an agriculture and aquaculture innovation relevant start-up space.