This year’s theme is “Seafarming today and tomorrow” and the conference will bring back the focus on the future of marine aquaculture in Europe and it comes at a time when the European Commission has published its Communication on the strategy for the development of European aquaculture.
At Aquaculture Europe 2010 CMR will present AkvaVis, a demonstrator of a discussion support system for management and planning of aquaculture. The exploitation of the coastal zone is increasing with new stakeholders, activities and interactions. At the same time, new and more complicated principles of coastal zone management are being applied including the ecosystem approach and biodiversity maintenance. The management of the coastal zone is thus becoming increasingly complex and new tools for management and decision support are needed.
To meet the challenges of locating aquaculture farms in the Norwegian coastal zone the decision support system AkvaVis is presently under development. Demonstrators for locating blue mussels and Atlantic salmon are available for demonstration at www.akvavis.no.