Belén Martín Míguez, coordinator of EBB project, together with Maria José Chapela, coordinator of Enhance Microalgae project (both Interreg Atlantic Area), organised the workshop “Fostering development of micro-algal-based industries: legal and practical aspects” which was part of the event Business2Sea that gathers annually stakeholders from the marine realm: public authorities, enterprises, universities, R&D centers, clusters and associations. The workshop had a first part where legal frameworks that can hinder exploitation of micro-algae were considered. In particular, Fiz da Costa, from EBB project offered a talk on Nagoya protocol implementation. In the second part, two representatives from Neoalgae and A4f companies presented their activities and perspectives on those legal frameworks and how they impact their businesses. The audience (which included some other members of EBB project such as Vitor Vasconcelos and Guilherme Scott from CIIMAR) participated in the debate.
On June 2019, Dr Elsa Cabrita gave two talks in the “Workshop on Cryopreservation of Marine Genetic Resources: from the Ocean to your Marine Station” held in Oban (Scotland). This workshop was part of an internal meeting of the project Assemble +. On this workshop Dr Elsa Cabrita gave two talks related to the different methodologies applied in cryopreservation of germ cells from several fish (zebrafish, Senegalese sole, turbot); germ cells and larvae from bivalve species (Portuguese oyster, Chamelea gallina…), disseminating also the EBB project.
On the 2nd of September 2019, UAlg team (Drs Elsa Cabrita, Catarina Oliveira, Elvira Fatsini and Ms Catarina Anjos) attended the workshop on the Biology of Fish Gametes in Rennes (France) organized by INRA. On this workshop Ms Catarina Anjos presented a poster inside of the frame of EBB implementation cryopreservation protocols in Portuguese oyster. The title of the poster was “The response of Crassostrea angulate (Portuguese oyster) larvae to cryoprotectants exposure and cryopreservation”.
“Agentes se reúnen en el País Vasco, para coordinar el Biobanco Marino Europeo” was published following the 3rd General Assembly geld in Plentzia and Bilabo (5-6 November 2019) in the magazine Europa Azul, dedicated to inform on issues related to fisheries, aquaculture, maritime transport, research and oil and gas in the Basque and the Galician autonomous regions.
Ibon Cancio was invited to deliver the conference entitled “The Nagoya Protocol and the Utilization of Genetic Resources” in the “ELSA Deusto Maritime event: Market and Environment” organised by ELSA “European Law Students Association” in de la The University of Deusto, 05 April 2019.
On the 12th of September 2019, Dr Elsa Cabrita was invited to give a talk in the congress “Congreso Latino Americano Conjunto de Reproducción” held in Santiago de Chile (Chile). On this Congress Dr Elsa Cabrita gave a talk related to the different methodologies applied in cryopreservation of germ cells from several fish and bivalve species, promoting also the EBB project
On the 7th of January 2019, Dr Elsa Cabrita was invited to give a talk in the weekly FBA Lunch seminar from Nord University held in Bodo (Norway). On this Seminar Dr Elsa Cabrita gave a talk titled “Breeding management for aquaculture and conservation” related to the different methodologies applied in cryopreservation of germ cells from several fish and bivalve species, promoting and disseminating also the EBB project.
On the 23rd September 2019, Fiz da Costa was invited to the workshop “Procedimientos de cultivo de berberecho”, organized by the University of Aveiro (Portugal) in the frame of the COCKLES project financed by Interreg Atlantic Area programme. He gave the talk “Acceso y utilización de recursos genéticos marinos: nuevas regulaciones y cómo aplicarlas”.
See more at https://cim.uvigo.gal/en/2019/09/the-ebb-project-continues-to-train-the-scientific-community-on-the-new-regulations-to-access-to-genetic-resources/
EBB partnership meets in Bilbao on 5-6 November to hold their annual General Assembly, where they will be discussing progress on the different tasks and activities of the project. The programme includes two mini-workshops and a visit to the Marine Station of Plentzia.
The Plentzia Marine Station in the University of the Basque Country (PiE-UPV/EHU) in preparation to the Decade of the Ocean Science for Sustainable Development has a special section in a weekly science dissemination radio program. The name of the program is “Norteko Ferrokarrila” in “Euskadi Irratia” and the name of the section of 25 minutes is “The mermaid´s corner”. The program of the 31st of May 2019 was dedicated to inform the people on the Nagoya protocol and its implications in the sustainable utilization of marine genetic resources.
The link to the program can be found here:
The section with an interview to Ibon Cancio begins in minute 28.
Euskadi Irratia, is the Basque public radio, in Basque language and it has an audience of 402,000 people.