The Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority has received funding from the Marie S. Curie programme under Horizon 2020 to employ a PhD student as part of the RASOPTA project.
The RASOPTA consortium consists of partners from research institutes and private companies. The aim of the project is to safeguard future production of fish in aquaculture systems with water recirculation. The consortium has been granted granted a total of 24 MDK from Horizon 2020.
The Marie S. Curie grant for the RASOPTA consortium will fund the education of 12 PhD students in 8 European countries.
In addition to the Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority two private companies in the Faroe Islands - Hiddenfjord and SMJ Engineering Service - also participate in the RASOPTA consortium.