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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Call for collaborators to test spatting pond protocol

Spatting pond with settlement “hats” and live native European oysters. Photos: Åsa Strand

The European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis, is an important species both for commercial purposes (aquaculture and fisheries) and from an ecological perspective. Both aquaculture of the species and restoration efforts, are, however, hampered by limited access to spat. Consequently, there is …

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NORA 3rd conference: Save the date and call for abstracts

Photo: Bureau Waardenburg Ecology & Landscape, Floor Driessen

The Dutch partners and NORA Secretariat are glad to announce that “NORA Moving Forward” will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 3 to 5 November 2020. The conference will include plenary sessions, speed presentations, working group meetings and PhD sessions. And excursion to Yerseke, the Dutch centre for …

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