“Future smolt production” 2020 goes digital

The organization committee’s goal is that the conference shall provide inspiration, knowledge and tools for future-oriented and sustainable smolt production. From left: Ingrid Lein (Nofima), Anne Gulla Hagen (SUNS), Jelena Kolarevic (Nofima) and Åsa Espmark (Nofima). Photo: Terje Aamodt/Nofima

Audience from all over the world are virtually welcome to the aquaculture town of Sunndalsøra and the webinar «Smolt production in the future» 21 October.

“This year we are hosting a webinar due to the covid-19 situation instead of our traditional conference. But we hope you are able to join us!”, says webinar’s scientific coordinator and scientist Jelena Kolarevic.

Kolarevic and colleagues at Nofima at Sunndalsøra have extensive experience with research on production of salmon in closed containment systems and have arranged conferences with this topic since 2008 in collaboration with local partner, SUNS. Nofima is also leading CtrlAQUA – the Centre for Research-Based Innovation in Closed-Containment Aquaculture with intensive research activity at Nofima’s Centre for Recirculation in Aquaculture at Sunndalsøra.

This year’s program will contain presentations from salmon producers, agencies, researchers, and students from Norway and abroad.

For a broad audience

The webinar is for everyone interested in production of smolt, post-smolt and grow-out on land and closed containment systems. In 2018, 320 participants from industry, regulators, students, researchers, and investors found their way to the conference. Though taking place digitally in Zoom this year, the webinar will be available also to English speaking participants.

“We have had professional translators who simultaneously interpret Norwegian presentations into English at two of our previous conferences and we have received positive feedback from our earlier participants. I’m very happy to announce that this year we will also be able to provide English translation to our foreign participants”, says Kolarevic.

“At our webinar you can hear about experiences from farming industry and a lot of exciting new results from research”, says Kolarevic.