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.
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 2018 General Assembly of the VIVALDI project will take place from 6 to 8 March 2018, in Weymouth (UK), at the kind invitation of CEFAS.
This visit was organised as part of Vivaldi work on pathogen diversity and improving tools for better surveillance.
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