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ICA project at World Aquaculture conference in 2015 in Jeju, South Korea (05/06/2015)

World Aquaculture conference 2015 was held in Jeju, Korea from 25-30 / 5/2015. This is one of the world's largest event of aquaculture. Here are the latest related research results are presented. A major international trade show at World Aquaculture 2015 is the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see the newest technology presented byexhibitors from around the world.

To join the event, ICA project has sent Nguyen Huu Nghia, research coordinator of the project to attend this workshop. At the seminar Mr. Nguyen Huu Nghia made a presentation on the study "Model development for assessment of climate change impacts to aquaculture systems in Nghe An province, Vietnam".

The study was developed with the objectives of assessing the degree of vulnerability of Nghe An aquaculture system to the effects of climate change, identifying the components involved in the process of climate change impacts the aquaculture system. Since then, the establishment of interaction between the components in the model was made. Analysis the vulnerability index of the aquaculture areas is support for decision making as well as suggestion for further research in the environmental impact assessment of aquaculture to climate change. Applied research methods: 1)Focus group. 2)Spatial interpolation. 3)Fuzzy logic. 4)Obstacle surface. 5)Application scenarios of climate change and sea level rise Vietnam (2012). 6) Hydraulic modelling. The tools used in the study are Arcgis, MapInfo, Mike. Results of the study are information systems, data, maps of the parameters which were standardtized and synchronized. Information systems, data not only used for this study, but also database source platform for other studies. Parameters and evaluation methods based on expert knowledge has been built, in-depth knowledge and experience have been included in the model. The area affected levels have been identified and calculated on the maps. The result of this study is the recommendation to local authorities and people to have more clearly aware of the impact of climate change on different aquaculture areas from which the appropriate response plans will be developed.

The presentation has received much feedback from the workshop. Many questions were raised about the method, and the results of the model. The author has responsed to all these questions and raised needed further studies. The modern synthesis models that include: impact assessment, hydraulics, ecology, sedimentation and accretion and dispersal of waste was recommended to apply to aquaculture were discussed during and after workshop. These ideas will be further developed to increasingly better methods of assessing the impact of climate change, environmental change on aquaculture. The presentation was given certification the conference committee.

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