Job Opportunity: (Aquacultural) Technician for Helgoland European Oyster Hatchery

Broodstock of Ostrea edulis in the PROCEED hatchery on Helgoland. (Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Charitos Zapitis)

The German Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research is looking for a (Aquacultural) Technician for the European Oyster Hatchery for the Helgoland Hatchery. Submission deadline for application is March 20th. The main duties include the development, technical management and …

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Are you a student interested in the field of native oysters? Join the new NORA Student Group.

Sophie and Fiona explaining their idea for founding the NORA Student Group.
Photo: Carmen Jiménez Albentosa

After lots of positive interest and feedback at NORA 5 student session, we are excited to announce that a NORA Student Working group will be launching in January 2024. The first meeting will be online at 11:00am CET on 31st January 2023. …

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Exciting Opportunity for PhD Scholarship in Horse Mussel Production in Danish BioReef project

Photo: Magne Flaten, CC-BY 3.0 - Northern horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus)

At DTU’s National Institute of Aquatic Resources, a 3-year PhD student position is offered. The focus will lay on hatchery production of the Northern horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus (Linnaus, 1758), for reef restoration. The PhD student will be employed in the Section …

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NORA 5 Videonote: NORA Acknowledged as Important Hub for Knowledge Exchange

Raquel Yotti, General Secretary of Research & Innovation of the Ministry of Science of Spain

On the occasion of the fith NORA conference in Middelburg in the beginning of November, Raquel Yotti, General Secretary of Research & Innovation of the Ministry of Science of Spain, submitted a video message to the NORA community. Spain currently …

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NORA 5 Presentations and Posters will soon be available

Sebastián Hernandis Caballero, Wouter van Broekhoven, Karen Stewart, Julius A. Ellrich, Andrew Hunt, Tristan Hugh-Jones
Fiz da Costa, Santiago Pineda Metz, Joost Bergsma
Photo © 2023 noraeurope

15 days ago, we started into NORA 5 with the opening talks and the speed poster session. We heard 8 brilliant short pitch presentations and were invited to discuss more than 30 posters in the evening of the first conference …

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Job opportunity – Project Manager/Operations Lead Role

Oyster Heaven is looking for an experienced marine project manager to lead operations across Europe and the US. Project management experience in native oyster restoration is required. Are you interested? Read more here…. Download the full job description…

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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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