PREVIOUS ARCH-UK EVENTS

Brief reports and resources from our previous events and workshops

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ARCH-UK GRANT REVIEW TRAINING DAY SUCCESS AT MASTS-ASM, GLASGOW

ECRs/PhDs joined us at the MASTS-ASM Fri 2 Oct for a workshop all about the changing grant environment and the review process. Talks on ECR funding opportunities were given by NERC (Dr Avril Allman), KTN (Callum Harvey) and SAIC (Caroline Griffin). Advice on grant writing and the changing grant environment were given by Charles Tyler (ARCH-UK Co-I, UofExeter), Ross Houston (ARCH-UK WG 5 Lead, Roslin Institute) and Anton Edwards (ARCH-UK Advisory Board member, UHI). Feedback from the event was very positive, ECRs found the ‘review exercise’ particularly useful, whereby donated grant applications were given a mock review by attendees. Thanks to a crash course in reviewing from Anton Edwards, speakers noted that ECR comments mirrored those of actual reviewers. ARCH-UK would like to thank the WG 8 Team, the speakers and proposal donaters for putting on a great event. Presentations and programme can be found via link below.


THE SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION INITIATIVE!
14-15 June 2018, Stirling

One more portion of shellfish or finfish eaten per week would transform the UK food industry. To find out how we can make this happen and put ‘seafood’ central to global food security discussions, the ‘Sustainable Seafood Consumption Initiative’ was launched by Dave Little (ARCH-UK WG 6 Lead) Rachel Norman and Stacia Stetkiewicz (University of Stirling) on 14 June in partnership with ARCH-UK as part of the Global Food Security research programme. Full report here.

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1st ARCH-UK ANNUAL SCIENCE EVENT, AFBI, BELFAST

ARCH-UK launched its first Annual Science Event (ASE) in collaboration with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Belfast, 4-5 September 2018. Over 80 attendees from academia and industry across the UK came to network and share expertise. Attendees gained an overview of large consortium and innovation projects funded through the BBSRC/NERC Aquaculture Initiative, along with some inspiring career talks from Sandra Adams (University of Stirling) and David Verner-Jeffreys (CEFAS). A full report and resources coming soon. The 2nd ARCH-UK ASE is likely to be held over 2 days between 25-27 June 2019 in Stirling.


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Innovative approaches to the detection and remediation of human health issues relating to shellfish consumption
6 July 2018, Swansea University

Organised in conjunction with BlueFish, the shellfish and human health workshop sought to summarise the current situation from both an industry and regulatory perspective. These bodies were brought together with representation from academia to discuss the direction of focus for a secure future through round-table discussion. The day saw talks from Bangor Mussel Producers Ltd, Food Standards Agency (FSA), Environment Agency (EA), Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW), Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and UKRI, together with academic representation from Bangor University, University of Exeter and Swansea University. Full report here.