The EIT-funded project AGAPE has been launched with the purpose of promoting the transition of aquaculture to the blue economy by reskilling and upskilling the workforce using a AI-based collaborative platform.
16 June, 2021
By Carmen Diaz-Amigo
The AGAPE project was formally started with the kick-off meeting on June 16, 2021. AGAPE is an EIT-co-funded project and represents an AI-based collaborative platform. The abbreviation AGAPE stands for Aquacultural Global AI Platform for Europe’s Skills Passport. This platform addresses the EU aquaculture market, academia, consumers and research ecosystems, bringing an innovative interaction model between stakeholders. The project consortium, consisting of Milcoop (Italy), Federpesca (Italy), Gargano Pesca Consortium (Italy), the University of Peloponnese (Greece), and FOCOS (Germany) discussed the milestones and next steps for the project, which include communication strategies, building of the AI-driven platform and integration of learning resources. Milena Marzano, the project leader, emphasized in the meeting that this project represents an opportunity to contribute to a real transition towards a new, sustainable, human-centric aquaculture ecosystem.