Short Course in Salt Water Recirculation Aquaculture Technology for the Baltic Sea Region

DTU Aqua, Hirtshals - Denmark
5th - 9th October 2013

DTU Aqua, Section for Aquaculture, Hirtshals, Denmark offers a training course in Salt Water Recirculation Aquaculture Technology from Saturday 5th - Wednesday 9th October 2013.

The course is addressed to participants from the Baltic Sea Region and is part of project Aquabest of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013.

The primary aim of the course is to transfer knowledge on recirculation aquaculture technology to fish farmers in the Baltic Sea region.

Target group:
The course is targeted at consultants and representatives of core aquaculture organizations within the region, in order for them to disseminate the acquired knowledge to local fish farmers and to stimulate establishment of new recirculation aquaculture companies.

Learning objectives:
The objectives of the course is to provide the participant the ability to:

  • Recognize central water treatment components in salt water RAS
  • Identify suboptimal water quality and assess
    corresponding actions
  • Apply treatment components for solids removal and dissolved matter
  • Distinguish nitrification from denitrification and compare important factors influencing both processes
  • Describe effects of feed loading and feed composition

Expenses: Participation in the training course incl. lodging, meals and course material is paid by DTU Aqua Aquabest budget. However, travelling costs to Hirtshals (turn/return) must be covered by the individual participant.

Travel information: The closest airport is Aalborg airport about 60 km south of Hirtshals. From the airport we can assist you to be picked up by taxi to Hirtshals.

Application: If you are interested please fill in the APPLICATION FORM and mail it to Alfred Jokumsen ( no later than 1st May 2013.

Additional information:
The course coincides with the 2nd Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems taking place on 10th - 11th October 2013 in Aalborg. The workshop is organized by the Nordic Network on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems. For further meeting and enrollment details, please visit
The workshop venue is about 10 km from Aalborg airport.