20th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration Open for Abstracts

The 20th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR), will be taking place 27th – 30th April 2021 in beautiful Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia.  With shellfish restoration efforts and research growing globally each year, this conference will provide an exciting opportunity to …

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NORA 3 Online – Update and Registration Deadline

NORA 3 Online
Photo: Bureau Waardenburg Ecology & Landscape, Floor Driessen

As the NORA 3 Online conference approaches, we are delighted to share with you the conference programme, as well as the conference abstract booklet for perusal in advance of and during the conference. The conference programme offers a host of …

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Keynote Speakers for NORA 3 Online Confirmed

Pierre Boudry, Ifremer; Anne Birch and Laura Geselbracht, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

The NORA 3 Online organising committee are delighted to announce the conference Keynote Speakers: Pierre Boudry, Anne Birch and Laura Geselbracht. Pierre Boudry is Head of the Research Unit Functional Physiology of Marine Organisms at the French Research Institute for …

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Aquaculture Europe 2020: Abstract deadline extended

Announcing a Session titled Shellfish Restoration and Conservation at the upcoming Aquaculture Europe 2020 in Cork, Ireland (Sept 29th – Oct 2nd). Abstracts due via www.aquaeas.eu, and the submission deadline is June 1st, 2020.   “Shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels) have seen a decline in population numbers providing incentive …

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NORA Production Working Group to meet at Aquaculture Europe 2020

Large-scale micro-algae culture at a shellfish hatchery. Photo: Oscar Bos

We invite you to join NORA for the first face-to-face meeting of the NORA Production Working Group, which will take place at the Aquaculture Europe meeting in Cork from 29th September to 2nd October 2020. Places are limited and registration is essential. Please contact the …

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Sharing oyster restoration outreach experiences and ideas

Photos: Thanks to Amy Munro and Blue Marine Foundation.

NORA is delighted to announce the newly formed NORA Outreach Group. The group, chaired by Corina Peter at AWI, is starting a regular (bimonthly) webinar to exchange ongoing outreach experiences and lessons learned. We aim to share experiences and, where appropriate, …

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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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NORA and UK-Ireland Native Oyster Network develop Best Practice guidelines for biosecurity in European oyster restoration projects

Workshop report NORA and UK-Ireland Native Oyster Network co-hosted a workshop on Biosecurity in Oyster Restoration at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh in January 2020. The aims of the workshop was to discuss and agree recommended biosecurity protocols relating to oyster restoration …

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NORA and UK-Ireland Native Oyster Network develop monitoring guidelines for oyster restoration in Europe

Workshop report The UK-Ireland Native Oyster Network (UK-Ireland NON) hosted a workshop in December 2019 at the University of Portsmouth, bringing NORA and UK-Ireland NON network members together to discuss and compile metrics and methods for monitoring native oyster habitat …

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Upcoming European Native Oyster Biosecurity Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to agree and draft Europe-wide recommendations for biosecurity in European native oyster restoration. NORA is pleased to announce a European Native Oyster Biosecurity Workshop to be co-hosted with The Native Oyster Network- UK & Ireland (NON) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh …

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Ostrea session at Aquaculture conference 2019 in New Orleans

This question is the focal point of an Ostrea spp. session to be held on Monday 11th March 2019 at AQUACULTURE 2019 in New Orleans, USA. Speakers will be sharing their experiences and research in Ostrea spp. restoration both within Europe and Worldwide, with the hope to open up some discussion …

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