Risks and Opportunities for Sustainable Aquaculture (ROSA)

ROSA is an exploratory project aiming to develop and evaluate tools for use in the management of sustainable aquaculture.  The overarching goal is to realise, within a stakeholder-friendly GIS tool, the capability for the dynamic analysis of the risks and opportunities for sustainable aquaculture in a changing environment at national, regional and local scales.

Aquaculture is a growing sector which has the potential to match the shortfall between supply and demand for marine protein whilst reducing pressure on wild fisheries. ROSA has the potential to provide significant and extensive impacts and benefits targeting a wide range of stakeholders including industry, decision makers, industry regulators and managers, and the wider public.  

PML will be driving the model development and coupling in ROSA working closely with the software company developing the GIS tool.

Project Partners:

PML and Discovery Software

For further details please contact Project PIs:

Professor J. Icarus Allen | jiaNOSPAM@pml.ac.uk
Dr Pierre Cazenave | picaNOSPAM@pml.ac.uk


PML receives £350,000 for shellfish research

Relevant links:

ShellSIM, modelling shellfish growth
ShellGIS, modelling and mapping shellfish growth
Discovery Software Ltd, provides software solutions for a dynamic world

This project has been completed

Key information

Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Project start date: April 2015

Project end date: April 2017

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Professor Icarus Allen
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Dr Pierre Cazenave, Dr Ricardo Torres, Dr Yuri Artioli, Jerry Blackford

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PML receives £350,000 for shellfish research

PML has received funding worth more than £350,000 from a joint Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programme to address key challenges to the aquaculture sector.