Programma Aquaculture in Delta Areas

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Research group Aquaculture in Delta Areas of the Delta Academy has its focus on sustainable saline aquaculture in and outside the region Zeeland. Aquaculture is the controlled production of saline crops, algae, seaweed, ragworms, shellfish and fish. Cultivation of these organisms can take place in several (intensive and extensive) ways.

The research group Aquaculture has built up an extensive network of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), consultancies and knowledge institutes involved in aquaculture in and outside the Netherlands. The main research topics are; Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA), new species to the Dutch situation (such as lobster and abalone), improvement of cultivation environments, groundwater suitability, quality aspects in shellfish cultivation and algae cultivation.

The research group Aquaculture uses a full-fledged research facility SEA Lab, in which many applied research (experiments) are carried out.

Would you like to work on these topics in a minor?

Are you interested in working on and learning in these projects? You can do so by participating in the minor Becoming Fit for the Future (30 ECTS, September - January or February - June).

Download the brochure (PDF). More information about research possibilities of this group: Jasper van Houcke ( or Eva Hartog (

Would you like to work on these topics in an internships or final thesis?

Please send your application and motivation letters for internships and final thesis to Jasper van Houcke (



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