An additionally aquaponic experiment was conducted in laboratory scale by the research team of the School of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Thessaly of the Departments of Crop Production and Rural Environment and Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment participating in FoodOASIS, with the Scientific Coordinator Mr. Nikolaos Katsoulas (Associate Professor). The fish-plant combination was concerned European bass and lettuce.
The FoodOASIS project review meeting of the first year was held on 15th July 2019 to discuss and present the projects that were successfully achieved in this project phase. Further coordination and reorganization of the team was followed with a view to complete successfully the next year’s modules, as well as spreading aquaponics science to scientific groups and directly interested people in sustainable production.
The FoodOasis Research Project participated at the International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses GreenSys in Angers, France, from June 16th to 20th 2019. The poster of the project titled ” Development and optimization of an aquaponic system to increase sustainability in food production FoodOASIS ” was presented by the Scientific coordinator, Mr. Nikolaos Katsoulas (Associate Professor). This symposium gives researchers and professionals the opportunity to present innovative research on greenhouse crops, contributing to sustainable food production and better management of the greenhouse environment for the benefit of both the producer and the consumer.
The participation of the FoodOasis Research Project at the National Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Biological Sciences, was held in Katerini from 9th to 11th May 2019. The aim of the conference is to contribute to the interaction between research teams in various fields of Bioscience and to highlight the research activity of young researchers including pre- and postgraduate students.
The Scientific Associate, Mr. Nikolaos Vlachos, was also invited to the conference and presented his speech entitled “Abundance of bacteria in an aquarium system with different salinities”, as well as the objectives of the FoodOasis research project and the research developments in aquaponics.
The research team of the School of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Thessaly of the Departments of Crop Production and Rural Environment and Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment participating in FoodOASIS, with the Scientific Coordinator Mr. Nikolaos Katsoulas (Associate Professor), perform the first innovative laboratory scale experiment on aquatic laboratory combining culture lettuce and fish farming, tilapia.
The kickoff meeting of FoodOASIS project was held οn September 18th, 2018, to meet all together, coordinate and organize. The main sections of the project, its main objectives and the responsibilities of each member were discussed.