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Toma de muestras y evaluacion ambiental en el Estuario del OKA. Urdaibai. Bizkaia

AZTI’s technology will assess the quality of US seas

The AMBI tool, developed by the technology centre, has been adopted by the US Environmental Protection Agency as the official marine environmental assessment system. The software can be used to assess the impact of human activities on marine communities and water quality. Most European countries use this methodology officially and others are considering its use. […]

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Naiara Rodriguez-Ezpeleta is a member of the Advisory Board for UNESCO’s international environmental DNA expeditions

Naiara Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, expert in Marine Ecosystem Functioning and Molecular Ecology and Biotechnology, has been selected along with 15 other people to be part of the Advisory Board of the citizen science project “Environmental DNA Expeditions“, a joint initiative of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the World Heritage Centre. Environmental DNA Expeditions: citizen science […]

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Bioman 2022 anchovy campaign confirms the good status of this species

AZTI technology centre and the Basque Government present the preliminary results of the Bioman 2022 scientific campaign, which this year estimates an adult anchovy biomass of around 230,000 tonnes. The final figures for anchovy stock abundance in the Bay of Biscay will be determined at the end of 2022 from a combined analysis using data […]

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abundancia de cetáceos

An oceanographic vessel and eight light aircraft will simultaneously scan the Atlantic waters around Europe to estimate cetacean abundance.

This campaign for estimating cetacean abundance is part of an international initiative involving more than 80 scientists from Spain, France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. For AZTI, the campaign is part of the work being carried out as part of the CetAMBICion project, which is aimed at a coordinated […]

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Challenges and future perspectives for the agri-food sector

In an interview with Noticias de Gipuzkoa, which we reproduce here in its entirety, we chatted with Iñigo Martínez de Marañón, Technological Director of AZTI and Coordinator of BRTA‘s Healthy Food Strategic Agenda, about the challenges facing the food sector and the future of the agri-food sector. Give us some context, what are the main […]

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Alimentación consciente

Why is it important to eat seasonal food? Here are four reasons

ANA BARANDA, Novel Foods researcher Any visit to the greengrocers (or fruit sections at supermarkets) reveals a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, many of which are not seasonal foods. As a result, not only have we forgotten which are seasonal and which are not, but we have also stopped considering the benefits of eating […]

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STECF endorses AZTI’s scientific excellence

The Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) has re-elected AZTI researchers Leire Ibaibarriaga, Andrés Uriarte and Raúl Prellezo to continue to be part of this body that guides EU decisions on fisheries for the next three years. With these appointments, the representation of the technology centre in the European institution stands at 7%, […]

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AZTI develops a good practices guide for applying artificial intelligence in the fisheries sector at the request of the European Parliament

The AZTI technology centre, in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies “Salvador de Madariaga” (IUEE) of the University of A Coruña and at the request of the European Parliament, has produced a report on legislative keys for the use of artificial intelligence in fishery activities, based on the new proposal for the European […]

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Four AZTI women researchers are among the top 5,000 in Spain

Four AZTI women researchers are among the top 5,000 women working in Spanish institutions. This is according to the study carried out by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in its first ranking of the 5,000 Spanish and foreign women scientists doing research in Spanish organisations. This ranking has been carried out according to the […]

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New tools for monitoring and predicting the coastal impact of climate change

The AZTI technology centre has led the Marlit project to seek solutions to the risks generated in coastal populations due to global warming. The results include the development of tools based on videometry systems that allow different wave parameters to be measured, as well as their associated impact; a sensor that measures the impact force […]

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Enfoque ecosistemico gestion pesquera

Marina Santurtún presented examples of the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management at the United Nations.

Marina Santurtún, market manager for sustainable fisheries and oceans, was a panelist at the 15th round of informal consultations on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement on the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management.These sessions are a key factor in determining the future of fisheries and Santurtún’s participation, invited by the Ministry of Agriculture, […]

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The ECOFOOD 3S consortium is launched to transform the food sector in Spain.

ECOFOOD 3S, a group of around thirty agents representing the whole value chain of the food industry, was presented today in Bilbao at the Food 4 Future fair PERTE (Proyecto Estratégico para la Recuperación y Transformación Económica) aims to raise funds from the Next Generation European recovery programme to achieve a safe, sustainable and healthy […]

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Fisheries ecosystem services: another way on how to represent their value

MARINA SANTURTUN, Sustainable Fisheries and Oceans Market Director, and ARANTZA MURILLAS, Researcher on Sustainable Fisheries Management Historically, the marine ecosystem has been exploited to meet humanity’s essential needs such as food, fuel and shelter. Over time, this exploitation has gone beyond basic needs to include other needs related to human well-being. Fisheries ecosystem services The […]

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Report 2021: 40 years of sustainability

A Japanese proverb says that vision without action is a dream, but action without vision is a nightmare. AZTI was born more than 40 years ago with a vision that has been transformed throughout these four decades, but always keeping an unchangeable element: science as a means to improve people’s lives. From the sea to […]

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Food for senior citizens

FOOD4SENIOR: What have we learnt about senior food needs?

FOOD4SENIOR is an EIT Food co-funded project that aimed to develop innovative value-added fish, meat and plant-based products for European senior consumers. Below we explain the main highlights of the project. Senior citizens have special food needs Over 65 years citizens represent the single fastest growing demographic group in Europe (30% of people will be […]

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DNA from a bucket of water key to improved marine environmental management

The AZTI technological centre has studied the potential of environmental DNA sequencing to monitor marine resources more economically and accurately than with commonly used methodologies. Research has focused on the analysis of ocean water samples and has found that environmental DNA sequencing can, more accurately than traditional methodologies, determine the abundance, diversity and spatial distribution […]

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Tools for ecosystem-based management of small-scale fisheries

AZTI technology centre has developed a set of tools that provide small-scale fishermen with critical information on their activity and on the state of marine species. The tools allow fishing fleets to operate taking into account the characterisation of the fishing grounds in which they operate according to the fishing gear used, the fishing effort, […]

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Challenge tests in the Food Security Context

MIGUEL ROMEO, Food Quality and Safety researcher A challenge test is the premeditated and controlled contamination of a food with a target micro-organism. These tests allow us to assess health risks to consumers and, when necessary, to determine the appropriate time period for safe consumption. Commission Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 of 15 November 2005 on […]

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Videomety systems to measure waves from an image

PEDRO LIRIA, IRATI EPELDE, ASIER NIETO researchers and ARITZ ABALIA PhD student in the area of Operational Oceanography Knowing the wave conditions and being able to measure the height of the breaking wave is very important in order to establish the level of impact of waves on the coast during storms. However, this is not […]

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Digital solutions for more eco-friendly aquaculture

The AZTI technology centre is coordinating the AQUAPEF project, an initiative seeking to develop a solution to calculate and verify the environmental impact of aquaculture The tool developed in the scope of the project also enables identification of the impact’s causes and origins, so that decision-making based on environmental criteria becomes easier Derio, 8 March […]

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en defensa de la paz

In defence of peace and the protection of people

AZTI and all its workers are deeply concerned about the war in Ukraine and the impact it is having on the civilian population in the affected regions. War, violence, the death of innocent people… can never be the solution. As strong supporters of the Sustainable Development Goals, we put people at the centre and defend […]

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EATrens 2022: AZTI highlights sustainability, trust and well-being as the priorities that will mark the shopping list

New alternatives to animal protein, authenticity, mental health, personalised nutrition, hybrid experiences and hyperconvenience are some of the trends that will most impact the food sector this year, identified by the technology centre in its EATrends 2022 report. The document describes the trends that are shaping people’s lifestyles, attitudes and food consumption behaviour, in a […]

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Pesca sostenible futuro

The future of fisheries. The fisheries of the future.

MARINA SANTURTÚN Sustainable Fisheries and Oceans Market Manager and AINHOA CABALLERO Marine Technologies researcher To understand the future of fisheries and what the fisheries of the future will be like, we must think about the global changes the planet is facing. The effect of carbon in our atmosphere, due to the burning of fossil fuels, […]

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Tecnologia y salud

Foodtech and cancer: technology for health

ITZIAR TUEROS, Food and Health Coordinator Food is a great ally for people with cancer. The latest technologies and advances in the foodtech sector have achieved considerable progress in the nutrition of patients and, consequently, in their quality of life. We talked to Itziar Tueros, Food and Health coordinator, about how foodtech and cancer is […]

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Food 4 Future: Key findings

From 15 to 17 June, Bilbao became the world capital of innovation in FoodTech with the first edition of Food 4 Future – Expo FoodTech 2021, held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre-BEC. An international event, organised by AZTI and Nebext, designed by and for professionals in the food and beverage industry. The event sought answers […]

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La importancia del pescado azul en la dieta

Benefits of fish: nutritional value, effects on health and recommended intake

MERCEDES CARO, SARA ARRANZ and ITZIAR TUEROS, Food and Health researchers There are many health benefits of fish, as many scientific studies have shown. Many studies link fish consumption (at least two servings a week) with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, depression and all-cause and cancer mortality. Three reasons to include fish in your (and your family’s) […]

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Cetaceans in the Bay of Biscay: what have we seen in the oceanographic campaigns?

BIOMAN (spring-May) and JUVENA (summer and early autumn-September) campaigns, carried out in the Bay of Biscay, are meant to improve knowledge for the management of fish species. Over the years, these campaigns have acquired an ecosystemic scope to respond to the demands for information and knowledge of different environmental policies and legislation of the European […]

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Pruebas geneticaspara trazabilidad de mejillones

A PCR to ensure that a mussel is from where it says it is from

Technology centre AZTI has participated in the development of a new genetic method to guarantee the origin of mussels. The study aims to fight fraud and raise consumer awareness of the importance of labelling and traceability of fish products. The techniques developed have been carried out within the framework of the European project SEATRACES, financed […]

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Food 4 Future abre la convocatoria para los FoodTech Innovation Awards 2022

FoodTech Innovation Awards 2022 call now open

Food 4 Future – Expo Foodtech celebrates a new edition of the FoodTech Innovation Awards 2022, which aim to recognize the most innovative proposals and solutions that will transform the food and beverage industry December 22, 2021. – Food 4 Future – Expo FoodTech is today opening entries for the FoodTech Innovation Awards 2022. From […]

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Confianza de los consumiodres

Consumer trust in catering and restaurant services grows post-pandemic

An international survey reveals that innovations in the catering and restaurants sector in the wake of the pandemic have boosted consumer confidence in the sector. Within the agri-food sector as a whole, agriculture continues to lead the way in terms of trust. Transparency technology based on blockchain tops the list of top-rated suggested solutions to […]

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The fifth edition of Uhinak will be held in Ficoba on 16 and 17 November 2022

The Cross-border Conference on Climate Change and Coastal Areas, promoted by Ficoba and AZTI, will include Gis Littoral Basque and the University of the Basque Country in its scientific committee. (Irun-Spain, 13 December 2021). The first meeting of the Technical Committee responsible for organising the fifth edition of the Cross-border Climate Change and Coastal Congress, […]

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EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste

AZTI joins the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste

AZTI researcher David San Martín will be part of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Waste (FLW), an initiative promoted by the European Commission with the aim of preventing food waste, for the next 5 years. The platform’s committee of experts is made up of 45 members from all over Europe, 7 of whom […]

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Alimentación y salud infantil

COACHILD: what lessons can we learn from the app to reduce childhood obesity?

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health problems of our century, with prevalence increasing at an alarming rate. At nation level, 35% of children between ages 8 and 16 are over the recommended weight, of whom 20.7% are overweight and 14.2% obese, with those living in lower socio-economic families most affected. This, […]

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Restpuesta al cambio climatico

We don’t have to save the Planet, we have a responsibility to make the world a better, more sustainable and healthier place – Analysis of the Glasgow Climate Summit

ROGELIO POZO, CEO of AZTI and GUILLEM CHUST, head of the Climate Change area in Oceans and Coasts at AZTI. After a Climate Summit in Glasgow with more expectations than relevant agreements, many unknowns remain as to how the international response will be to the climate challenges facing the planet. Rogelio Pozo and Guillem Chust […]

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Soluciones para deteccion de fraude alimentario

Is food labelled as vegan really vegan? What about Halal or Kosher food?

AZTI leads EthiChain, an EIT Food funded project focused on the development and validation of an innovative rapid DNA analysis systems to allow verification of presence of unwanted species in food with ethical concerns (vegan, Halal and Kosher) Obtained results will be digitized and directly integrated into company´s traceability system The EthiChain turning point solution will […]

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Pesticides in food: how to detect their presence and ensure food safety in Europe?

FÉLIX AMÁRITA, ALEJANDRO BARRANCO, AMAIA EREÑO and HUGO CUNHA-SILVA, food safety and integrity area What are they and what happens when pesticides are present in food? Pesticides are chemicals made from toxic compounds that prevent the development of pests (animals, plants or micro-organisms). This ability to control pests increases crop productivity, which is why pesticides […]

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Acción contra el cambio climñatico

An embarrassing frog at COP26

GUILLEM CHUST, Head of Climate Change in Oceans and Coasts I watch in astonishment as we rush to predict and retreat from the danger of waves on the Donostia promenade, lava on La Palma, or a hurricane in Florida, and in the same time see our inaction in the face of slow but gradual climate […]

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INFORME ICES SOBRE CLIMA OCEANICO

Desalination and warming waters: main characteristics of ocean climate in 2020

ALMUDENA FONTÁN, researcher of Functioning of marine ecosystems, climate change, data observation and environmental impact Long-term ocean monitoring programs are essential to accurately analyze and quantify ocean climate variability. The ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Report on Ocean Climate (IROC) combines decades of ocean observations across the ICES North Atlantic region […]

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New tool for exploitation of wave power without damaging the environment

The AZTI technology centre has developed the WEC-ERA Tool to evaluate the ecological risk of wave energy converters. The open-access intuitive solution can be used to predict the suitability of converter installation projects, taking into account their impact on the natural ecosystem. Pasaia, 26 October 2021.- In the search for sustainable power generation alternatives, renewable […]

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Medicion acidificación en el golfo de Bizkaia

New pH sensor to monitor ocean acidification along the Basque coastline

Systematic observation of the sea and its evolution is vital to understand the effects of climate change on the ocean, the coast and the marine resources, as it helps to define adaptation strategies and establish mitigation measures. For this observation to be effective and to obtain more indicators, it is very important to have the […]

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AZTI reinforces its presence as a scientific advisor to the European Union on fisheries issues

Researcher Dorleta García has been appointed vice-chair of the Advisory Committee of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). In addition, the researcher Haritz Arrizabalaga has been appointed vice-president of the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). These appointments represent further […]

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La importancia de los sedimentos marinos en la gestión de ecosistemas

Marine sediment analysis: key to marine ecosystem management

ANDERS LANZÉN, ION ABAD, LEIRE GARATE marine ecosystem functioning researchers Environmental monitoring is essential to understand the consequences of the impacts that people exert on the coast, impacts such as eutrophication, industrial pollution and hydrological alteration. Monitoring allows us to measure the level of pollutants and the biodiversity that is affected and doing so in […]

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Effects of climate change on the sea: extreme phenomena will increase and biodiversity will be redistributed in the Bay of Biscay (according to a report led by AZTI )

The work, carried out with the support of the LIFE Integrated Urban Klima 2050 project, detects alterations associated with climate change and an increase in extreme events. In addition, the results indicate that the warming of the sea and air has had an impact on the benthic community of the Basque coast. Knowledge of the […]

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A transnational solution to fight eel decline

AZTI has coordinated the European SUDOANG project to improve the management of the eel stock in Southwest Europe by means of scientific data and a common strategy for monitoring the evolution of the species. An online tool allows easy visualisation of indicators on the status of the species and its habitat in France, Spain and […]

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Consumer interaction platform

AZTI’s online platforms for interaction with consumers are a powerful tool that allows us to get first-hand knowledge of the opinion of end users of any type of product, as well as detecting preferences, guiding and testing possible new actions or products. These platforms are co-created to adapt to the specific needs of each situation, […]

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Raising awareness and finding solutions to fight food waste

Jaime Zufía, Head of the Efficient and sustainable food chain area of AZTI It is estimated that, in the Basque Country, wastage exceeds 350,000 tonnes, which is 160 kilos per person per year. Most of this (53%) is produced in households, hence the importance of raising awareness of this problem among consumers. From this, a […]

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Aerosols in food: an opportunity for innovation

Saioa Álvarez, Laura Fernández and Esther Sanmartín, New Food Researchers. Much has evolved since the first aerosols were marketed in the mid 1950s. So much so that today, the existence of aerosols in food is not surprising. Or is it? The truth is that beyond whipped cream or spray oil, the presence of this format […]

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AZTI renews UNE 166002 certification for its R&D&I Management System

AZTI has renewed, by AENOR, the certificate of the R&D&I Management System that certificates that AZTI complies with the requirements of the UNE 166002:2014 Standard for research, development and innovation activities in the marine and food sector. The certification, UNE 166002:2014 “R&D&I Management: R&D&I Management System Requirements”, aims to organise, systematise and permanently improve R&D&I […]

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Black and white anglerfish hybridise producing viable descendants

A study by the AZTI technology centre shows for the first time that the two species of anglerfish hybridise and can reproduce viably. The research also questions the reliability of the species assignment approach used until now. The results, obtained in the framework of the Joint Research Centre funded GECKA project, have been published in […]

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PRIMA NEWFEED: Turn Food Industry By-products into secondary Feedstuffs via Circular Economy Schemes

From a circular economy approach, the initiative aims to reduce the environmental impact and costs in agricultural production. Coordinated by the AZTI technology centre, this international project also involves the participation of Neiker, the Spanish Confederation of Compound Animal Feed Manufacturers (CESFAC), the Álava Agricultural and Livestock Union (UAGA), Bodegas Baigorri and Riera Nadeu. Derio, […]

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A Full Picture of the Origine and Nature of Ocean Litter

New study published in Nature Sustainability provides the first complete diagnosis of the origin and nature of the litter dumped into the ocean. The collaboration between research institutions and NGOs from 10 countries has allowed the identification of the most polluting products for the main aquatic ecosystems on a global scale, a much-needed information for […]

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Circular economy from beer by-products creates wealth and green jobs

The European Life Brewery project, coordinated by AZTI, has developed a circular economy solution that makes it possible to reuse by-products from the brewing industry (around 7 million tonnes of bagasse and 1 million tonnes of yeast) as ingredients to make aquaculture feed. The initiative represents a firm commitment to waste recovery, a boost to […]

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AZTI to be Athletic Club’s scientific partner in the Smart Nutrition Lab on personalised nutrition

Athletic Club is launching, with the scientific collaboration of AZTI, a pioneering personalised nutrition project unlike any other in the international sports industry. It will be a leading centre in the field of intelligent nutrition within professional sport. The Smart Nutrition Lab project is a revolutionary concept centered around a laboratory which will incorporate the latest advances in […]

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2020 Report

2020 posed an unprecedented challenge which, of course, also had a full impact on AZTI’s activity. The COVID-19 pandemic was a global disruption, provoking conjunctural changes in society and an accelerated journey into the future in certain structural changes that we were already experiencing. However, the  confinement did not mean that we paralysed our scientific […]

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BIOGEARS develops its first prototype of biodegradable ropes

The EU-funded BIOGEARS project has developed its first biobased and biodegradable rope prototypes for offshore aquaculture. The prototypes are a significant step towards the project’s contribution to a more eco-friendly aquaculture industry. BIOGEARS aims to provide the European aquaculture sector with innovative products and a value chain to challenge the existing gap of biobased ropes […]

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Consumers and producers in favour of using phages as an alternative to antibiotics in the fight against Campylobacter in poultry

Phages or bacteriophages are organisms that infect and destroy target bacteria. The consumption of poultry food products has been commonly linked to Campylobacter infections, which generates a strong demand for novel strategies to control this pathogen from farm to table. The C-SNIPER project is devoted to the development of an innovative, natural, and efficient bacteriophage-based […]

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High pressure to produce healthier food with cleaner label

The AZTI technology centre has worked on the development of a technological solution for preserving high-viscosity liquid food products in healthier and more natural conditions. The first pilot prototype, created within the framework of the European underPRESSURE project, is located at AZTI’s facilities, available to companies that wish to test the technology. Funded by EIT […]

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Tell me where you fish and I’ll tell you where you’re from

Using satellite geolocation data, a study with the participation of AZTI analyzes how fishing pressure is distributed in international waters. February 26, 2021 – An international team with the participation of AZTI technology center, a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), has inferred and analyzed the global network that links fishing grounds […]

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Cancer and nutrition: what you eat can save your life

Cancer treatments can have adverse effects on eating. Many people with cancer experience symptoms such as dysphagia, loss of taste, bad taste in the mouth, metallic taste, mouth sores, vomiting, or loss of appetite at some point. These symptoms affect between 30-85% of patients undergoing cancer treatments, particularly those suffering from gastrointestinal tract cancers (oesophagus, […]

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Can coffee grounds be turned into cattle feed? The circular economy has the answer

The AZTI technology centre coordinates the Life-ECOFFEED project with the aim of developing, demonstrating and implementing a full-scale innovative and sustainable solution for the recovery of coffee grounds as an alternative ingredient in the diet of dairy cattle The initiative contributes to minimising the environmental impact of waste from the HORECA sector, to a more […]

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The proteins of the future: keys to making them known

Why is it important to promote and alternative proteins and make them known? What is the common ground between legislative experts, researchers, and representatives of the food industry? The development of alternative proteins has emerged as one of the main fields of food innovation in Europe. But are consumers ready to introduce new or unfamiliar […]

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Food retailers winning trust through COVID-19 pandemic

Farmers also saw boost in consumer trust as one in four European consumers had greater faith in the food industry The AZTI technology centre, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid have been the Spanish partners in research Bilbao, December 18, 2020. Consumers are more trusting in the food industry […]

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Access to nature important for mental health during Covid lockdowns

The AZTI technology centre has led an international study to check the evolution of the state of mind of the population during home confinement due to the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic The study was based on a survey of 6,769 people from 77 countries. 11/12/2020 People in European countries with the strictest COVID-19 […]

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Eating insects is not for me

One in four people in Spain are not willing to cut back on consumption of red meat and most are absolutely sure that insects are not a protein source they want to consume, indicates a study conducted by AZTI The survey of the eating preferences of 1,500 European consumers is part of the European Future […]

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AZTI researcher, Ángel Borja, on the list of the world’s most cited scientists

The list of Highly Cited Researchers published annually by the well-known British company for the analysis and compilation of scientific publications Clarivate Analytics, includes in its list, one more year, Angel Borja, AZTI’s expert in environmental management of seas and coasts. In total, the list includes 6,389 researchers from all over the world, including 26 […]

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The juvenile anchovy population remains at sustainable levels in the Gulf of Biscay

The JUVENA campaign places the biomass of anchovies under one year old currently living in the Gulf at 230,000 tonnes. The data anticipates medium-high recruitment for next year’s fishing campaign. This initiative, promoted by the Basque Government and carried out annually by the AZTI technology centre, has contributed to responsible and sustainable fishing in the […]

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Forefront technology fighting Campylobacter in poultry

Campylobacteriosis is the most frequently reported food-borne illness in Europe, and the increase of antibiotic resistance makes it critical to develop novel non-antibiotic based strategies to reduce Campylobacter risk within the EU poultry sector. C‑SNIPER has developed an innovative and natural solution, based on the use of bacteriophages, for the biocontrol of Campylobacter in the […]

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International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science. The first journal that manages to bring gastronomy into the ranking of top-quality scientific journals

Its promoters, Mugaritz, AZTI and Basque Culinary Center, and its publisher Elsevier, celebrate it with a joint seminar that renowned experts will be participating in: Andoni Luis Aduriz (Mugaritz) Rogelio Pozo (Azti), Joxe Mari Aizega (Basque Culinary Center), Juan Carlos Arboleya (IJGFS), Morgane Dagot (Elsevier), Dani Lasa, (Imago), Jorge Ruiz (Universidad de Extremadura), Charles Spence […]

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International, Horizon 2020 project, “Mission Atlantic” launched to map and assess sustainable development of the Atlantic Ocean

International ocean experts from Europe, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and the USA have joined forces to map and assess the current and future risks from climate change, natural hazards and human activities to Atlantic ecosystems.   Funded by a €11.5M grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, MISSION ATLANTIC will be the first initiative […]

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SDG 13: CLIMATE ACTION

At AZTI we do research to understand the effects of climate change on the ocean, the coast and marine resources, to define strategies for adapting to these effects and to establish mitigation measures, transforming this great global challenge into an untapped opportunity. These are some of the initiatives taken in recent years to respond to […]

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SDG 12: RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

At AZTI we promote the innovative power of companies, designing socially, economically and environmentally sustainable solutions that motivate and inspire society to live more responsibly, which translates into greater sustainability and an increase in general well-being. Some of our actions in the last year to respond to this challenge: 12.3  and 12.5 Reducing food waste […]

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On research excellence at AZTI

XABIER IRIGOIEN. Scientific Director. AZTI Research is the key engine for the progress of societies and therefore states invest significant amounts of resources to fund it. However, this is a long-term investment, where measuring the return is complicated and to monitor the progress of research different indicators have been proposed. This kind of indicators are […]

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Uhinak launches its new format

Uhinak, Cross-border Congress on Climate and Coastal Change, is facing its fourth edition under the slogan ” Focussed on action against climate emergency”.

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“Trash cooking” or how to cook to make the most of the food

SAIOA ALVAREZ-SABATEL, LAURA FERNÁNDEZ. Experts in food formulation and processing. AZTI According to European Commission estimates, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year, this is one third of world production. In addition, 42 percent of this waste is food that ends up in the rubbish at home. Therefore, in recent times and with […]

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AZTI seeks to provide abundance index of bluefin tuna

AZTI research center carried out the BFT Index research survey, in order to provide an indicator of the abundance of bluefin tuna in the Bay of Biscay Pasaia, 16th June 2020. – During the month of June, the AZTI research center carried out the BFT Index research survey, in order to provide an indicator of the abundance of […]

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Uhinak announces new dates

IV Cross-border Congress on Climate and Coastal Change, Uhinak, to be held on 4 and 5 November in Ficoba (Irun) The current health crisis resulting from COVID-19, as well as criteria of prudence and responsibility, have led to the decision to move this meeting that was going to be held from 30 September to 1 […]

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We are looking for quantitative economists

We are looking for people who may be interested in joining the AZTI team in future job opportunities in the area of sustainable fisheries management, in the “Socio economía pesquera” area. Specifically, we are looking for quantitative economist profiles with the following characteristics: Preferably with a background in economics or business management, other training courses […]

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Predicting the future Fish of the Day? How well do our models work?

The technology centre, AZTI, has participated in an international research study to find out how reliable projections of today’s fisheries forecasting models are in the North-East Atlantic. The main conclusion of the study is that the models used for climate change impacts on commercial marine fish species are reliable in terms of the analysis of […]

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Towards safer and more marine ecosystem-friendly tuna fishing

AZTI has coordinated a European project that has permitted evaluating fish aggregating devices constructed with biodegradable and non-entangling materials, in real marine conditions. The research has taken place in the Indian Ocean, where 771 devices were deployed in the fishery operational areas of the tropical tuna PS fleet. Pasaia, May 4, 2020.- The development of […]

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How to minimize household food waste

JAIME ZUFÍA. Coordinator of Efficient and Sustainable Processes. AZTI En estos momentos donde además es necesario salir el mínimo de veces a la compra, nuestras recomendaciones para minimizar el desperdicio alimentario en casa son las siguientes: In these moments when it is also necessary to go out a minimum of times to buy, our recommendations […]

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Biotechnology to reduce mercury pollution in marine sediments

The aim of the MER-CLUB project is to develop a technology based on the use of marine bacteria that have the capacity to degrade a toxic mercury compound that bio-accumulates in the trophic network, and thus improve the marine environment quality. The initiative led by the AZTI technology centre was launched in late 2019, with […]

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Confinados en casa: efectos del COVID-19 en las tendencias de consumo alimentario

NAGORE PICAZA. Experta en innovación tecnológica de AZTI ¿Como está cambiando el consumo en estos tiempos de confinamiento? ¿Retornaremos a nuestros hábitos una vez pase la crisis? ¿Qué oportunidades se vislumbran, ahora y post-COVID-19? La crisis sanitaria del COVID-19 que estamos viviendo a nivel mundial ha hecho que de la noche a la mañana cambiemos […]

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Advanced solutions to reduce unwanted catches in trawling

A project coordinated by the AZTI technology center demonstrates that the application of selective devices in trawl nets reduces the unwanted capture of certain species subject to the landing obligation. The investigation has been carried out on board commercial trawlers, so it has the verification of the fishermen themselves. Sukarrieta, February 11, 2020. Fishing is […]

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The fourth edition of Uhinak will be held in Ficoba on 30 September and 1 October

Irun, February 3, 2020. “Working to respond to the climate crisis” is the renewed slogan under which the fourth edition of the Cross-Border Conference on Climate and Coastal Change will be held, bringing together representatives of the scientific and technical community and the Government authorities. An interdisciplinary approach through which this conference seeks to understand […]

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European fish stocks on the move

Changes in distribution can result in a mismatch between quota shares and regional abundances within management areas 27 January 2020. Many European fish populations are on the move due to warming oceans and increasing numbers, according to new research from an international team of scientists led by the International Council for the Exploration of the […]

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New EMFF project “BIOGEARS” launched to develop biobased ropes for aquaculture

BIOGEARS is a new innovative project funded by the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund that is set to develop biobased gear solutions for the creation of an eco-friendly offshore aquaculture sector using a multitrophic approach and new biobased value chains. The project aims to provide the European aquaculture sector with innovative […]

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EuroSea: Gathering more Knowledge for a sustainable Use of the Ocean

A new EU project funded with 12m Euros will provide new insight into making ocean observation more efficient 28 November 2019 / Kiel. Europe with its long coastlines, many peninsulas, marginal seas, gulfs and bays is closely interlocked with the ocean. In times of sea-level rise and global warming, it is important to know exactly […]

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New global atlas on using advanced technology to monitor fishing activity

Fishing vessels with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) increasing by 10 to 30 percent each year Download Atlas 19 November 2019, Rome – A new global atlas – the first-ever of its kind – analyses the opportunities and challenges of using Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to monitor fishing activity around the globe. AIS is a tracking […]

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New EU project on sustainable mesopelagic fisheries

Researchers are to look into whether organisms living deep in the oceans can be exploited in an ecologically and economically sustainable way Bilbao, 26th October, 2019. Mesopelagic organisms live at depths between 200 and 1000 m. The mesopelagic community is the subject for research in the new EU-H2020 research project MEESO which is funded for […]

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AZTI has developed a genetic method to identify the origin of bluefin tuna specimens, to improve the management and promoting the conservation of the species

The technology centre has coordinated this research that enables the development of a pioneering tool to discover the origin of the specimens of this species for an improved management and sustainability. The results of the study, led by AZTI researchers, Naiara Rodríguez Ezpeleta and Haritz Arrizabalaga, have been published in the prestigious scientific journal, Frontiers […]

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Industrialised fishing overlaps threatened shark hotspots worldwide

Major high seas fishing activities are centred on ecologically important shark hotspots worldwide North Atlantic blue sharks and shortfin mako – the fastest shark in the sea – have on average 76% and 62% of their space use, respectively, overlapped by longlines each month Even internationally protected species such as great white and porbeagle sharks […]

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Euskadi produce ya mejillones en el Parque Acuícola de Mendexa

Las investigaciones de AZTI sobre cría y comercialización de este molusco han dado lugar a la creación de la empresa Matxitxako Moluscos S.L. Matxitxako Moluskoak es la primera iniciativa acuícola empresarial para la producción de mejillón de mar abierto en el Cantábrico La pesca emplea alrededor de 2.400 personas en Euskadi y genera 10.000 empleos […]

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Weaving networks for more sustainable seas

BLUENET, an initiative that seeks to reduce marine litter in the south-eastern Bay of Biscay, by transferring the litter trapped in fishing vessel nets to the mainland, is led by the technology centre, AZTI. The project, based on the principles of the circular economy, also plans to recycle and reuse fishing materials to manufacture new […]

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AZTI leads the development of an advanced biocontrol tool against Campylobacter in poultry.

Campylobacteriosis, the most frequently reported food-borne illness in Europe, with an associated average cost of 2,400 M€/year. The increase of antibiotic resistance makes it critical to develop novel non-antibiotic based strategies to reduce Campylobacter risk within the EU poultry sector. The C-SNIPER project is focused on the development and validation of an innovative, efficient and […]

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Climate change will redistribute tuna

AZTI is leading a study on the impact of future ocean conditions on the distribution and abundance of six tuna species. Under marine global warming scenarios, the research foresees increases in tropical species, such as skipjack and yellowfin tuna, concentrating most of human consumption, whilst the rest of the species will move towards the poles. […]

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Towards a sustainable and healthy diet: what is the role of the local product?

SONIA RIESCO. Expert in identification and study of trends. AZTI Local product, sustainable food, eco-design, organic products, short marketing channel… There are many concepts that revolve around sustainability and the local. But do we really know what is what? The local concept is associated with many concepts that are of interest to the consumer: origin, […]

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AZTI enters the European elite of operational oceanography research

Being a part of EuroGOOS puts an emphasis on the quality of AZTI’s investigation in the field of marine research and operational oceanography.  Operational oceanography includes the measures and samples taken in oceans to predict high-risk natural phenomena, plan rescue operations or combat climate change. EuroGOOS is an international non-profit organisation, made up of 42 […]

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