NIST and NOAA Workshop: Enhancing Competitiveness of Sustainable Marine Aquaculture in the United States: Addressing Measurement Barriers to Technological Innovation
February 13 – 14, 2008 (To Immediately Follow Aquaculture America, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA).
You are invited to provide input to define technology gaps that constrain the development of commercial marine aquaculture in the United States. The workshop will focus on identification and review of measurement barriers that represent constraints to technology innovation.
The goal of the 1½ day workshop will be to establish priorities for short, medium and long term research and development efforts to support commercialization of promising sustainable marine aquaculture technologies in the United States.
A proceedings and white paper will summarize workshop input and identify priority areas for future research and development, policy advancements and potential funding initiatives.
The workshop is open to representatives of the general public; commercial aquaculture and suppliers; the academic community; government; and non-governmental organizations. Take this opportunity to make your contribution in a facilitated workshop forum aimed at accelerating the realization of responsible and sustainable marine aquaculture industry development in the United States.
Targeted Systems Technologies
Land-based Production of Marine Shrimp Dr. Craig L. Browdy – SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute
Land-based Production of Marine Finfish Dr. Yonathan Zohar – UMBI Center of Marine Biotechnology
Coastal Shellfish Production Dr. Daniel Cheney – Pacific Shellfish Institute
Cage Production of Marine Finfish Dr. Richard Langan – University of New Hampshire
The workshop will begin with four keynote talks providing background on draft technology roadmaps for targeted systems developed by working groups consisting of industry, NGO, government and academic representatives. Breakout groups will then explore each area, identifying technology gaps and measurement needs in terms of short, medium and long term opportunities over a broad range of cross-cutting areas including:
• species selection, brood stock development, and genetic improvement
• hatchery, fingerling and adult husbandry
• nutrition, feeds, growth, and product quality
• disease diagnostics and health management
• production system design and engineering
• environmental standards and waste management
• harvesting and processing
• economics and marketing
Due to space limitations public participation will be reserved for the first 100 registrants. Please download the announcement flyer (PDF) and complete and return with your registration fee.