VIVALDI (Preventing and Mitigating Farmed Bivalve Diseases) is a European scientific project, financed in the framework of the EU Research and Development programme called Horizon 2020. It is carried out by a consortium of 21 partners, from 10 countries. It will last 4 years, till February 2020. VIVALDI’s overarching purpose is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European shellfish industry. For this, it will aim at improving the understanding of the diseases and developing practical solutions to prevent, control and manage them. The main species to be studied will be: oysters, mussels, clams and scallops.
Several VIVALDI works have been presented at the National Fisheries Association meeting in Seattle, by colleagues from the University of Cork (IE) and Ifremer (F).
On 29 August 2018, in the framework of Aqua 2018 in Montpellier (F), the VIVALDI consortium will organise an open workshop entitled “Acting together to better prevent and mitigate farmed bivalve diseases”.
In 2017 and early 2018, Italian and French researchers involved in VIVALDI have published 4 articles emphasising some first scientific results notably obtained thanks to our project.
Progress has been achieved in understanding, preventing and mitigating shellfish diseases. More results will come soon.
The VIVALDI Ifremer Days took place on 6 & 7 December on the IFREMER Bouin platform. About 40 persons involved in the VIVALDI project participated and exchanged on the ongoing work and the first results of the project.
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