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Calling native oyster growers and other stakeholders!

In the AquaVitae project (www.aquavitaeprojec.eu), partners are working on protocol development for sea based seed collection and spatting pond production of oyster seed (in Europe primarily directed towards Ostrea edulis seed). The project has developed a very short survey to get some …

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Using an Online Platform to Teach and Engage the Public in Oyster Restoration

Outreach to the public as part of the Mar Menor oyster restoration projects. Photo: Eve Galimany, The Mar Menor Oyster Project

The first meeting of the NORA Outreach Group Meeting in 2022 will be fully interactive for all participants: Let’s play how to restore oysters using an online tool! The meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 18th, at 10 am CET/ …

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NORA launches Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Site Selection Checklist

Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Site Selection Checklist

The NORA site selection working group has been working with University of Edinburgh Master’s student, Anna Hughes, for over a year to develop a comprehensive Site Selection Checklist for European native oyster restoration. Thanks to the collaboration and expert contributions of …

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NORA launches Oyster Production Fact Sheets

Production Fact Sheets: "What restoration practitioners need to know about the oyster production industry" and "What oyster producers need to know about oyster habitat restoration".

The supply of native European oysters continues to be a bottleneck in expanding and scaling up restoration efforts. The NORA production working group have had a series of informative and open discussions to identify issues relating to the production and …

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NORA and Native Oyster Network launch the European Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Monitoring Guidelines

European Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Monitoring Guidelines

The product of more than two years work, collating the efforts of more than forty scientists and restoration practitioners across Europe, the latest restoration guidelines to be jointly produced by NORA and the Native Oyster Network – UK and Ireland …

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Call for participants: Spatial application of a Habitat Suitability Index for oyster restoration

Figure: Reproductive output of a European flat oyster over a 10-year period in the Channel and Southern Bight of the North Sea. Estimations were made by forcing a Dynamic Energy Budget model with spatial data generated by the MIRO&CO biogeochemical model (Lacroix et al., 2007). Results presented are illustrative.

The NORA Site Selection Working Group is delighted to invite participants to join Brecht Stechele of the University of Ghent at 10.30-11.30CEST/9.30-10.30BST on Wednesday 27th October to learn more about how the UNITED project (Grant Agreement no 862915) are developing a model for …

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NORA supports UN Decade on Restoration

NORA is delighted to support the UN Decade on Restoration through its ongoing activities. Together, the NORA community and all in the #GenerationRestoration will increase the public understanding and the political will to restore nature where it has been degraded …

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Save the Date – Monitoring Guidelines Consultation Launch

Break out group at the Monitoring Workshop at the University of Portsmouth in December 2019.

The NORA Monitoring Working Group has been working with the Native Oyster Network UK and Ireland to develop guidelines for monitoring European native oyster restoration projects. With common metrics, it is hoped that lessons can be more effectively learned across …

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NORA Genetics Workshop Summary

NORA was delighted to welcome 65 experts and interested participants to the online NORA Genetics Workshop on 25th February 2021. The workshop was chaired by Pierre Boudry of Ifremer and an overview of current and planned research on Ostrea edulis of relevance to …

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NORA Production Working Group Workshop Report Available

Wordclouds (by Mentimeter) illustrating the range of information participants believe should be shared about native oyster production.

The NORA Production Working Group met for an oyster production industry/oyster restoration cross cutting workshop on December 4th 2020. Thirty-one experts discussed areas of communication that could be improved between the two groups and communally explored ways to overcome barrier of …

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NORA and the Native Oyster Network – UK & Ireland, launches Biosecurity Guidelines for Native Oyster Restoration

European Guidelines on Biosecurity in Native Oyster Restoration, November 2020

Native oyster restoration seeks to reverse through human activity, the damage sustained by oyster reefs over the past few centuries. This positive activity, which sees native oysters and their habitat returned to waters where they are currently absent or have …

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Native Oyster Network: UK and Ireland launch “European Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Handbook”

European Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Handbook, November 2020

The European Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Handbook- UK and Ireland is the ultimate “how to” guide to native oyster restoration in the UK and Ireland. The result of a collaborative effort across the Native Oyster Network- UK and Ireland, drawing …

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Announcing NORA Historical Ecology Working Group Workshop

Opening of the Oyster Market Billingsgate. (Credit: Illustrated London News 1843, Credit: The British Library)

The NORA Historical Ecology Working Group will be meeting online on Monday 30th November and Tuesday 1st December 2020, from 10am-3pm CET (9am-14.00 GMT). The workshops are open to existing project partners and to new participants, who would like to bring new …

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