WP6-T1 Dissemination activities beyond the consortium

Dissemination activities beyond the consortium: publications, conferences, workshops and web-based activities aimed at disseminating the knowledge and technology produced

Possible development of results will be defined during meetings involving of the AFLCC commercial companies and potential end-users including shellfish producer representatives. When appropriate, patent experts will be consulted to assess opportunities to protect results.

The AFLCC will edit and format the reports from the work packages, workshops and final reports. Where appropriate, subject to the agreed dissemination level, these will be made available via the project web site after approval from the EC.

Results at the level of public dissemination will be published in peer-reviewed journals and be authorised for presentation at scientific conferences held in Europe including EAS andEAFP conferences. Moreover, if possible (depending of available funding), results will be also presented as international conferences such as WAS and NSA meetings.. The useful recommendations will be synthesized in a best practice guide to be proposed to the farmers and hatcheries.

During the course of the project, articles will be published in scientific and trade magazines about their objectives, including specifications, results and achievements, to publicise the discoveries of the programme and potential technology transfer to users outside the consortium. In particular, it is expected to interest industrial and commercial partners outside the project for the future commercial development of new bivalve disease
diagnostics to meet the farmers needs, which will require a good network between the Consortium and the major veterinary industries to generate partnering opportunities.

Two workshops will be planned (Year 1 and Year 3 ; m4 and m34) in order to present the objectives of BIVALIVE project and to disseminate results. Both workshops will be devoted to producer representatives (EU shellfish Associations including EMPA, ISA (Irish Shellfish Association), the Dutch oyster producers organisation and CNC (Comité Nationale de la Conchyliculture), FEPROMODEL (Federation of Shellfish producers of the Delta Ebro), regulatory and management agencies (DG SANCO, French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; Board lascaigh Mhara; Duth Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality…) and EU networks and plaforms (Aquaflow, AquaTT, CONSENSUS, …).

In addition, the Bivalife consortium, in agreement with the relevant EC service (DG RTD), may be involved in twinning activities with relevant international research projects in order to stimulate international cooperation with countries having specific agreements with EU (DG RTD). These activities may involve a budget allocation of max 1% of the total EU contribution for Bivalife.

An audio-visual document for communicating the projects activities and main achievements, as well as a popularization publication addressed to a no specialist audience will be produced.

The consortium will inform, in advance, the EC's scientific officer of the project about any dissemination/communication activity related to the project's implementation and results, as well as about interactions with other projects and research programmes. In addition the consortium will inform (and when relevant will send a copy to) the project's EC scientific officer about any publication, leaflet, and other dissemination/communication outcome as soon as it is produced, during and after the implementation of the project. All the activities, deliverables, publications and project outcomes will clearly indicate the EU financial support and when applicable will display the appropriate EU logos.

To allow synergy between EU funded projects in the close domains, relationships will be established with the Reproseed project (Improving mollusc seed production in hatcheries, KBBE-2009-1-2-11) to exchange information notably concerning the genomic resources of mussel and Pacific oyster, the dissemination of the prophylactic measures (UV treatment and recommendations) and the end-users. The project will also explore possibilities for synergies with other relevant national and international ongoing projects, in particular: Cleanhatch, Shellplant, Settle and Oystercover.

In addition, the Bivalife consortium, in agreement with the relevant EC service (DG RTD), may be involved in twinning activities with relevant international research projects stimulate international cooperation with countries having specific agreements with EU (DG RTD). These activities may involve a budget allocation of 1% of the total EU contribution for Bivalife.