The COLUMBUS Consortium is made up of 25 Partners across 14 countries and has been specifically designed to address the call topic and achieve the intended impacts. The Consortium is a balanced, multidisciplinary partnership, containing Pan-European organisations which represent a broad constituency of stakeholders in the marine and maritime areas.

COLUMBUS brings together a new extended multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary, transnational partnership with the experience, strategic positioning and track record in the marine and maritime sectors to achieve the ambitious impacts of the call topic. Understanding that strategic changes are needed in how the marine and maritime community interact and collaborate for mutual benefit, the partnership has been constructed to represent all aspects of the research lifecycle (funding bodies, researchers, communications experts and end-users) and all regional sea basins in Europe.

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EAS is an independent non-profit association, created in 1976, that promotes contacts and disseminates information among all involved or interested in aquaculture in Europe. EAS currently has members in more than 60 countries and the EAS Secretariat is based at Oostende in Belgium. These two major EAS objectives are achieved by the organization, since 1981, of annual “Aquaculture Europe” events; the publication of a peer-reviewed scientific journal (Aquaculture International), a dedicated aquaculture magazine (Aquaculture Europe) and a member newsletter (EASinfo); and, the formalization of ties with other aquaculture organizations, notably, the World Aquaculture Society, FAO, ICES, The European association for Animal Production, EUROFISH, CIHEAM, AquaTT, Aquacultural Engineering Society.

Contact person: Alistair Lane



Providing support to Competence Node for Aquaculture. Participating across the project in Work Packages 2 to 8.

Profile of staff engaged in the project:

alistairAlistair Lane is the Executive Director of the EAS, was the CONSENSUS coordinator, IMPACT FISH and ‘AquaFlow’ project leader and was also involved in the management of PROFET and PROFET Policy. He has provided various contributions to the European Commission and the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament towards the 2009 EU Aquaculture Strategy and its adoption. He has excellent contacts with other European networks and co-authored the FAO Regional Review on European Aquaculture 2010.


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AquaTT UETP Ltd., PO Box 8989
Dublin 2, Ireland

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