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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - 22.12.2016

Matís wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas season and a happy New Year.

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3rd annual MareFrame meeting in Sicily - 13.12.2016

MareFrame third annual meeting will take place in Palermo on the beautiful island of Sicily December 14th-15th. Dr. Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir from Matís is the co-ordinator of the project. The main objective of MareFrame is to significantly increase the use of the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (EAFM) when providing advice relating to the management of European fish stocks.

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Fish Super Chilling Project receives award - 6.12.2016

The Fish Super Chilling Project is a collaborative effort of 3X Technology, Iceprotein, FISK Seafood, Skaginn, Grieg Seafood in Norway, Hätälä in Finland, Norway Seafood in Denmark and Matís with support from Nordic Innovation and The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís). The project's underlying idea was selected as an Outstanding Concept of the Seafood Conference 2016, winning the Svifaldan Prize at the conference, which was held in November.

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Interesting article on the self-assessment of sustainability in the fisheries sector - 5.12.2016

Not long ago a very interesting article was published on Nofima's web site. The article was about a new standard for self-assessment of sustainability in the fisheries sector as a new European standard allows small fishing companies to perform self-assessment of the sustainability of their catches. The standard can help companies in documenting environmental, social and economic sustainability, and give estimates of the emission of CO2 per kg caught fish.

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Visit from the Research Executive Agency to Matís for SAF21 project - 1.12.2016

Members from Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission are now visiting Matís to monitor the progress of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA-ETN program) Individual Fellowships (IF) projects that are currently ongoing as part of the Horizon 2020 project SAF21 (project nr. 642080).

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A Journey into High-tech Fish Processing - 24.11.2016

Innovation has transformed fish processing into a high-tech industry that uses advanced systems and software to get the fish from the sea to the supermarket.

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The PrimeFish project launches a video competition on seafood consumption - 23.11.2016

In order to increase the public awareness on seafood consumption, the H2020 project PrimeFish launches a competition to support the creation of videos linked to the seafood consumption and all of its cultural, societal and economic relevance. Everybody over 18 years old is encouraged to participate with a 1 minute length video. Participants will be competing for a prize of 1,500 euros and the opportunity to film a video in an H2020 research meeting!

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Food4Future - EIT announces a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Food - Matís is a partner! - 21.11.2016

A new leading partnership will drive a transformation towards a consumer-centric and resource-efficient food sector.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in fisheries management – Decision support at The faculty of Biosciences, Fishery and Economics - 16.11.2016

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS), which is a Department at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fishery and Economics, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position vacant in fisheries management – Decision support.

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Matís awarded funding to investigate value added streams from mass cultivated seaweed - 2.11.2016

Matís has joined forces with BIC (Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC)) in advancing our bioeconomy and leveraging efforts in biomass innovations, biorefinery developments, and environmental sustainability.

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CND project - important for the food and beverage industries - 28.10.2016

Matís is a part of a very interesting EU Project called "Cleaning and disinfection procedures in food and beverage industries". The aim of the project is to transfer training materials that are developed in the framework of the project.

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Arion Bank is the main sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2017 - 27.10.2016

Arion Bank and Matis recently signed an agreement that the bank will be the main sponsor of the World Seafood Congress 2017 (WSC2017). The conference will be in Iceland in September next year. This is the first time the event will take place in one of the Nordic countries. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) established the World Seafood Congress, which will next go on in Vietnam.

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A new Roadmap for future marine biotechnology research and innovation - 18.10.2016

The EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development funded Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT), prepared a roadmap for future marine biotechnology research and innovation.

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Final conference of NordBio | The Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers - 14.10.2016

NordBio is a three-year program under the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, initiated in 2014 and is now about to finish. On that occasion, a conference was held last week in Harpa in Reykjavík, called “Minding the future”.

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Save the date! 17th Nordic Sensory Workshop - 13.10.2016

Nordic Workshop in Sensory Science "Making Sense" - The theme is “Making Sense” and the focus of the

Nordic Sensory Workshop is multi-sensorial. It is our aim to address ALL our senses as well as reaching not only food industry but beyond.

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Open Sea URCHIN Lectures - 27.9.2016

We are pleased to offer an open invitation to a series of short talks on sea urchin fisheries and opportunities from the Northern Peripheries and Arctic Program funded project URCHIN

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Circumpolar Agricultural Conference is approaching fast! - 20.9.2016

The 9th Circumpolar Agricultural Conference (CAC) will be held in Reykjavik Iceland 6th to 8th October 2016. The overall theme of the conference will be the role of agriculture in the circumpolar bioeconomy.

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Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET - stakeholder meeting - 19.9.2016

Registration is open for the Stakeholder meeting & Launch of the Marine Biotechnology Research and Innovation Roadmap.

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Visit from the Research Executive Agency to Matís - 12.9.2016

Two members from Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission visited Matís on September 7th to monitor the progress of two Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) projects that are currently ongoing at Matís.

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SAFE Event 2016: Safe Food for the Future. 21 Oct - 7.9.2016

Our food is changing: To protect the European consumer, who assumes that any food found anywhere in Europe is safe to eat, the safety of foods of the future and of emerging bio-based food technologies needs immediate and constant attention.

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We are looking for three Ph.D. candidates! - 2.9.2016

Matís and the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland are looking for three PhD candidates to work on a research project on Microbes in the Icelandic Marine Environment (MIME), funded by the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís).

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MINDING THE FUTURE. Bioeconomy in a changing Nordic reality - 30.8.2016

International conference on bioeconomy and the outcome of the NordBio projects. Bioeconomy in a changing Nordic reality.” The conference will take place 5-6 October 2016 at Harpa Concert and Conference Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Would you like to join our team? - 24.8.2016

We are looking for a research scientist in microbiology and molecular biology to work at our headquarters in Reykjavik.

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Can we describe life on exoplanets and moons by investigating subglacial volcanic lakes in Iceland? - 15.8.2016

Subglacial volcanic lakes in Iceland constitute one of the most pristine ecosystem on Earth and are analogues for similar habitats for life on exoplanets and moons such as Mars and Europa.

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Interesting article on Juvenile Turbot in the Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences - 10.8.2016

A dietary study was conducted to investigate the effect of partly substituted levels of fish meal with plant proteins in feed for juvenile (140- 500 g) turbot (Scophthalmus maximus Rafinesque) on growth performance.
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Interesting research on mackerel from Icelandic waters - 8.8.2016

In recent months Matís, in cooperation with some of the major companies within the Icelandic fishing sector, have been doing an extensive research on mackerel that has been caught within Icelandic fishing grounds.

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Everything ashore! - 25.7.2016

Matís has published the report “By-products from whitefish processing”. The report presents information on current utilization of the most important Icelandic whitefish species and identifies possibilities for improving utilization of by-raw materials even further.

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First MacroFuels project meeting - 7.7.2016

The first meeting in MacroFuels, Horizon 2020 project, took place last week in Matís.

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Circumpolar Agricultural Conference October 6th – 8th 2016 - 30.6.2016

The 9th Circumpolar Agricultural Conference is approaching fast and will be held in Reykjavík October 6th-8th. A detailed program has been published at the conference website, www.caa2016.com

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Increased value of convenience foods by enrichment with marine based raw materials - 28.6.2016

The EnRichMar project concluded not so long ago. The project is quite interesting as it has applications for improved public health within Europe and casts a light on how we can improve the nutritional content of food by adding healthy ingredients from underutilised marine based raw material.

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Minister Keith Colwell from Nova Scotia visits Iceland - 13.6.2016

Nova Scotia‘s Minister of Fisheries & Aquaculture and Minister of Agriculture, the honorable Keith Colwell, visited Iceland last week. He took the opportunity to meet with Iceland's Prime Minister, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Iceland's Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Ambassador of Canada in Iceland, Stewart Wheeler and Matís' CEO, Sveinn Margeirsson, among others.

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Matís' employee aboard the research vessel Bjarni Sæmundsson - 1.6.2016

Pauline Bergsten from Matís recently stayed for two weeks on board the research vessel Bjarni Sæmundsson from Icelandic Marine Research Institute (MRI).

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Research and teaching in aquaculture - 12.5.2016

Hólar University College and Matís jointly offer the position of an assistant professor.

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Circumpolar Agricultural Conference 2016 - 11.5.2016

The 9th Circumpolar Agricultural Conference (CAC) will be held in Reykjavik Iceland 6th to 8th October 2016. The overall theme of the conference will be the role of agriculture in the circumpolar bioeconomy.

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MaCuMBA Project News Now Available - 29.4.2016

The 14th issue of the MaCuMBA (Marine Microorganisms: Cultivation Methods for Improving their Biotechnological Applications) project newsletter is now available to download from the project's website: www.macumbaproject.eu. MaCuMBA is a four-year EC FP7-funded project that aims to uncover the untold diversity of marine microbes using cultivation-dependent strategies.

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Further strengthening of Matis' financial management - 22.4.2016

Matis coordinates and takes part in several international research projects. We believe that scientific integrity and capabilities are key to future value creation, but financial integrity is of no less importance, for Matis, our clients and our collaborators.

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Fisheries Iceland Motivation Award - 12.4.2016

Hólmfríður Sveinsdóttir, Ph.D., director of IceProtein and Protis, recently received Fisheries Iceland Motivation Award. The award is a compliment to Hólmfríður and the employees at IceProtein and Protis, as well as to FISK Seafood, the owner of IceProtein and Protis, and an acknowledgement of the activities of these companies in Skagafjörður.

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ClimeFish – not a prank! - 1.4.2016

Today we will stick a paper fish to your back – but tomorrow we start investigating the impact of climate change on European fisheries and aquaculture.

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Matís' Work in Developing Countries - 22.3.2016

Matís and the former Icelandic Fisheries Laboratory, that merged with Matís in 2007, have participated in developmental programs for more than 10 years, through teaching and supervision at the United Nations University – Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP). The cooperation has led to further work for the school with short courses in developing countries.

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One of the most interesting geothermal regions in the world - 16.3.2016

Iceland is one of the most interesting geothermal regions in the world due to the number and diversity of geothermal biotopes, which is almost unmatched elsewhere. The biotechnological potential of thermophilic bacteria in these habitats was recognized early, and the R&D community in Iceland has focused on enzyme bioprospecting for various industrial and uses.

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Graduations from the UNU-FTP - 9.3.2016

20 fellows from 14 countries graduated from the six months training course at the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP) on Monday. This is the 18th graduating class and to date 325 fellows have successfully completed the six month training from the UNU-FTP, representing a total of 52 nations.

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Nominations for best graphic design - 7.3.2016

Matís and its partner in graphic design, Kontor Reykjavik advertising agency, have been nominated in two categories for the annual awards among Icelandic graphic designers.

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Increased value creation is built on knowledge - 29.2.2016

Icelanders owe a great deal to value creation in all parts of the business community. The opportunities are especially obvious in the fishery industry and food production, industries building on circumstances that are in many ways unique in the world.

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News from the North – students' visit - 24.2.2016

Matís runs a very interesting operation in its biotechnology center at Sauðarárkrókur, a small town in the north of Iceland. Matís operation is within the science park Verið, a cluster of several research and development companies and institutions.

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Matís at the Seafood Expo and Processing – North America - 22.2.2016

The Seafood Expo and Processing – North America will take place March 6-8. A number of Icelandic companies will take part including Martak, Skaginn/3X, Fjarðarlax, HB Grandi, Sæplast, Marel and Matís, just to name a few.

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Matís – a major role in numerous international research projects - 16.2.2016

Throughout the years Matís has played an important role within the fishing industries.  The same can be said to a certain extend about agriculture, as Matís' food innovation centers play a part in small-scale food production around Iceland, as many of the entrepreneurs in the local food production have either worked with Matís or rented out space in Matís‘ food innovation centers.

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Building a branding platform for whitefish using Living Lab methodology in the marine sector - 8.2.2016

Establishing Living Lab methodology in the marine sector, where innovation solutions are co-created, explored, demonstrated and evaluated with a user-centric approach in a real–world environment.

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Production of advanced biofuels from macro-algae - 2.2.2016

The Horizon 2020 funded project MacroFuels was officially launched at a kick-off meeting on January 19th. Matís participates in the project, which aims to produce advanced biofuels from macro-algae.

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Nomination for a National Reference Laboratory – NRL - 27.1.2016

In recent years, Matís has invested in infrastructure and created a solid foundation for food safety research as well as other food and environment related research. This effort has now made Matís a leading analytical laboratory in Iceland, and our specialists have extensive expertise and knowledge in microbiological and chemical analysis.

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Too Big to Ignore: UNU-FTP announces guest lecturer, Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee - 21.1.2016

UNU-FTP is pleased to announce our distinguished guest lecturer Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, who will give a series of lectures at the Marine Research Institute February 1-3. The lectures are open to the public. Dr. Chunpagdee will focus on management issues in small scale fisheries, one of the most challenging "wicked problems" in our field.

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