18th October 2016
Marine Biology and Science students are embarking on an exciting new international project which will see groups travel to Norway, Sweden and Ireland over the next 3 years. The project, funded by Erasmus , entitled ‘Suss Water’ aims to increase student knowledge and understanding about the sustainable use of water in different countries, with a particular focus on the European Aquaculture Industry.
The college is working with three partner institutions for the project; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Irish Sea Fisheries Board), Val Videregaende Skole (Norway) and Bromangymnasiet (Sweden). The first planning meeting was held in Dublin last week where dates were set and plans were made for the student trips.
The students first trip will take place in April 2017 to Sweden; six students will have the opportunity to travel from our college, meeting up with over 30 students from the other partners studying on similar programmes in their respective countries. In addition to learning valuable new subject knowledge, students will benefit from learning about cultural and environmental differences across Europe. Students will then travel to Ireland in April 2018 and Norway in April 2019. As part of the project, we are also looking forward to welcoming around 30 students from our partners to the College in November 2018.
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food supply sector in the world; for global fish availibility to meet projected demand, it has been estimated that production will need to more than double by 2050, creating many new job opportunities. The chance for our students to learn more about the industry first-hand will open their eyes to new career paths they may not be considering.
For more information on our Marine Science and Biology courses, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123 or [email protected] You may also visit our website sdcdev. Alternatively, come along to our next Open Evening on the 16th November at our Vantage Point Campus, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ 5pm-8pm.