SEAFOODplus Council makes status for the first project year

The Council met in Hamburg 2-3 December 2004 and found that the achievements in SEAFOODplus since the project start in January had been considerable.


The coordinator for ITD 1, Dissemination, professor Jörg Oehlenschläger, hosted the 2nd meeting of the SEAFOODplus Council at the Federal Research Centre for Nutrition and Food, Department of Fish Quality, in Hamburg for 2-3 December 2004. A complete Council were presented with the total achievements having been obtained in SEAFOODplus since the start of the Integrated Project 1 January 2004. The internal deadline for reporting to the SEAFOODplus Coordinator, Torger Børresen, set to 15 November was met with only few delays. Contrary to most annual reports, the internal reports were brief, consistent, and to the point for all activities. The contents will be used for preparing the annual report to be presented to the European Commission.


The work content of all work packages had been addressed, and with only a few exceptions, all milestones and deliverables had been met at scheduled time. The very strict internal surveillance of project work revealed that one partner had experienced difficulties with pursuing the expected work plan, and had applied for withdrawal from the project. The studies in the two projects concerned have been taken over by one of the other partners and by adopting a new partner in the consortium. Examples of the first wave of scientific results were presented at the Open SEAFOODplus Conference in Copenhagen 4 October 2004. In connection with this conference, the first gathering of all partners in SEAFOODplus took place. This created a lot of new integrating activities across projects and research pillars.


The SEAFOODplus Council could thus conclude that all activities are very well on track. A plan for future conferences and meetings were scheduled as well as other dissemination activities directed towards industrial implementation of the research results to the benefit of consumers’ health and well-being.