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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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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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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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 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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ICSR 2020 in Nelson Bay, Australia

The 20th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR) will be held from 17-20 March 2020 in beautiful Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Call for Abstracts to be presented at the 2020 International Conference on Shellfish Restoration closes 5pm Australian ESDT Friday …

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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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