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AquaTT specialises in capturing, channelling and distributing knowledge to ensure that its full potential is realised. AquaTT has evolved from its original role as a University Enterprise Partnership (UETP) founded under the EU COMMETT Programme, to become a leader in the field of scientific knowledge transfer and dissemination. AquaTT is currently partner in 19 EC-funded projects across FP7, Interreg and Lifelong Learning programmes, working alongside Europe's top researchers to help tackle major societal challenges by ensuring that new knowledge generated from EU reseach is effectively transferred resulting in uptake and measurable impact.

AquaTT multidisciplinary team has recently grown in strength and includes members from a range of different professional backgrounds, including scientific research, teaching, business, communication and project management.


AQUATT is coordinator of WP7 – Synthesis, Outreach and dissemination of results.

Description of personnel involved in the project

David Murphy, Manager, has more than 10 years of experience working in EC projects in the field of Education, Training and Research and Technological Development (RTD), having coordinated 8 and participated in over 25. He coordinated Aqua-tnet for five years, and was instrumental in growing the network to a more significant body able to meet the challenges of the Bologna and Copenhagen Processes and Reforms. He is also facilitator of the Knowledge Management Thematic Area of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP), that brings together private and public stakeholders in order to promote and coordinate research and development that will improve the competitiveness of the European aquaculture industry. Contact David at david(at)

Marieke Reuver is an animal scientist, specialised in Animal Production Systems and Aquaculture and Fisheries. Her thesis subject was feasibility of implementing the EU Water Framework Directive to the Dutch situation, focusing on fish communities as biological monitoring means. She has previously worked as an education assistant at the Aquaculture and Fisheries group in Wageningen managing aspects of tertiary level course development and coordination. In AquaTT she works as RTD Programme Manager on a number of AquaTT initiatives and services including; PISCESTT Jobs – a marine science job portal, “Training News” – an e-newsletter disseminated to almost 6,000 subscribers each month, managing the RTD projects and managing Aqua-tnet, a network with more than 100 organisations involved. Contact Marieke at marieke(at)

Federico Cardona-Pons is a fisheries scientist specialising in recreational and small-scale fisheries. He previously worked at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) and holds a Degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Cadiz, and a Ph.D. (cum laude) in Fisheries from University of Balearic Islands. His thesis subject was the socio -economic dimension of recreational fishing activity in the Balearic Islands and the relationship between fishing activity and tourism. On the strength of this work, he received an award from the Social and Economical Council of the Balearic Islands in 2010. He joined AquaTT in early 2012 and is the scientific project officer in charge of the dissemination and knowledge transfer of SOCIOEC and other projects relating to fisheries and aquaculture. Contact Federico at federico(at)

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.