Annual Meeting,  fisheries,  H2020,  Research,  Smartfish

Aberdeen – 2nd annual meeting for Smartfish

Smartfish is another Horizon 2020 project I am involved in – this one I am Project Leader for and work closely with the SINTEF Ocean team on coordinating the project – and this trip was the second annual meeting – we are halfway through the project, and it was time for us to discuss how to continue with the testing part of the project.

SMARTFISH H2020 is an international research project which aims to develop, test and promote a suite of high-tech systems for the EU fishing sector. The goal is to optimize resource efficiency, improve automatic data collection for fish stock assessment, provide evidence of compliance with fishery regulations and reduce the ecological impact of the industry.

Read about it on the Smartfish webpage here – or on the SINTEF Ocean website here.

This week in February, we had our second annual meeting – this time hosted by Marine Scotland in Aberdeen 🙂 It is always a highlight of my work day when I get to meet with any of the researchers working on this project – they are really great. Leading the project has been wonderful – both in terms of the collaboration between myself and my now close colleagues from SINTEF – but also with all our partners who really not only give of themselves – but they do amazing research – and from a Project Leader point of view – they deliver on time, which makes my life so much easier.

One of the many murals I discovered during my exploration of Aberdeen the day I got there before the meeting started!

This time, I also brought in House of Knowledge from Trondheim for a special session on Intellectual Property. HoK is a company that works to help strengthen companies’ competitiveness and raises IP/IPR, Innovation and Standardization awareness and competence on all levels, through among others the use of Serious Games.

Magnus Hakvåg in House of Knowledge

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