Successful Partner Meeting in Kalundborg
The venue for the meeting was Strandhotel Røsnæs, which is placed in the most fantastic scenery only few meters from Kalundborg Fjord. Here, the Danish partners, VIFU and Taste of Denmark, had put together an interesting and eventful programme including an excursion to the small island called Sejerø where they visited the first Danish open field test site for saline farming.
Photo:View from Strandhotel Røsnæs
To get an overview of where we are at, what needs to be done, etc. presentations were given on each work package of the project. On the first day the partners were informed about the status on the upcoming Saline Futures Conference by Katarzyna Negacz from the Waddenacademie, who is the main organiser of the conference.
Followingly, the partners departed for Sejerø, which included a 1-hour boat trip across Kalundborg Fjord. On Sejerø, a visit to the first Danish open field test site for saline farming awaited the partners as well as a presentation about the test site by Laurids Siig Christensen from Taste of Denmark and VIFU (read more about the Danish test site here).
Photo: Visit at test site on Sejerø
In continuation of the presentation about the test site, Henrik Aronsson from the University of Gothenburg, gave a presentation on preliminary results from some of the tests that have already been conducted on the test site on the island of Texel in the Netherlands.
During the remaining two days of the partner meeting presentations on each work package were given which generated lots of interesting discussions among the partners. In addition, several workshops were held which among other things focused on communication and training modules.
Photo: Communication workshop
In keeping with tradition, the lead beneficiary, the Province of Groningen, closed the meeting by giving an update on project status including what the state of affairs concerning reporting was, which steps are to be taken next, etc.
9 September 2019 will be the next time, the SalFar partners meet to conduct the 5th SalFar partner meeting which will be held in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands in connection with the Saline Futures Conference (read more here).