Università Politecnica delle Marche, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Ancona, Italy, 27-30 June 2022
At the first day of the Study Visit participants were introduced to Teaching tools implemented during Covid pandemic; Implementation of the Moodle platform to support basic mathematics courses and Cuttlefish breeding.
The next day a Visit to departmental Boat Actea and explanation of the UNIVPM phytoplankton and zooplankton monitoring program was carried out. Presentation on the Uniadrion activities and Alternative aquafeed ingredients for a sustainable aquaculture followed the visit.
A Visit to the UNIVPM Aquaria Facility was also organized.
The third day was dedicated to the Visit to the Cystoseira restoration site at Passetto and presentation on: Ex situ cultivation of the habitat-forming seaweed Cystoseira for restoration perspective; Teaching fishery biology: from the general course to local case studies and perspectives and Fossa di Pomo as a new protected marine area.
In the Last day of the study visit the participants were accompanied to the CNR Ancona office which is founded in 1968 as a Laboratory of Fisheries Technology, and later became the Research Institute on Sea Fishing (IRPEM).
In the early 2000s it became the Secondary Office of ISMAR CNR, and then entered the IRBIM Institute. Presentation and discussion on Fishery Biology, Fishing Technology and Fishing Net Laboratory were held during the visit at CNR premisses, which followed by Visit to the small fishing vessels. The Study visit was followed by the project quality meeting where the project leader representative provided a comprehensive update on the project activities and future steps.