Workshop 2015

3rd NordicRAS Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

The 3rd Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) took place in Molde, Norway 30 September - 1 October 2015 with 216 participants. The workshop was followed by a field excursion on 2 October 2015 to state-of-the-art commercial and research RAS based facilities in the vicinity of Molde.

The workshop was organised by the Nordic Network on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (NordicRAS), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua), and Nofima.

Workshop sessions

  • Particles, diets and diet-related waste characteristics in RAS
  • Microbial water quality in RAS
  • Water quality in RAS
  • Integrated system approach

Keynote and invited speakers

  • Klement Steen, Lerøy Midt AS, Norway: An industrial approach to smolt production – RAS Belsvik (opening keynote)
  • TorOve Leiknes, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia: Getting a grip on colloids
  • Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark: Biological rapid sand filters – Optimizing nitrification
  • Peter Lauesen, Billund Aquakulturservice A/S, Denmark: Recirculation: Start up of new biofilters – Why is an optimal start an important point?
  • Steve Summerfelt, The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, USA: Integrated Systems Approach – Details Not To Overlook

Aquacultural Engineering special issue 

As for the previous workshops, a special issue of Aquacultural Engineering based on selected presentations at the workshop in 2015 has been published.

Special issues of Aquaculture Engineering: 

Book of Abstracts

Download the Book of Abstracts for the workshop in 2015 here





Main sponsors



Logo for Nordic Co-operation, Nordic Council of Ministers.


Other sponsors 








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