One of the notable events to attend if you work in the aquaculture industry is the annual gathering of the BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara) in Ireland. This year it place on July 26th in Dublin and features a number of aquaculture entrepreneurs having developed innovative solutions for the industry segment. One example was the start-up of a Donegal oyster farmer that developed a sound-based monitor to determine oyster welfare and reduce mortality. During the meeting, the CEO of BIM stressed that it is crucial to foster local aquaculture talent and attract other skill sets for the industry, including analytics, engineering and finance.
This is where the EIT Food-funded AGAPE project aims to make a significant contribution, using AI-based skill identification and providing upskilling and reskilling recommendations to workers and exports from the aquaculture industry segment but also for job seekers coming from relevant other industries and wishing to work in the aquaculture segment.