Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Short Course

This course is intended to give a thorough coverage of the engineering design, operation, and management of water reuse systems for finfish (limited coverage of indoor shrimp production). One day of hydroponics and one day of aquaponics are also included. At the conclusion of the workshop, individuals should be able to design their own water reuse systems and have a fundamental knowledge of the principles influencing design decisions. The location this year is Newburgh, NY with a Farm Tour of a two acre hydroponic and 100,000 lb/yr tilapia farm in operation.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Water quality monitoring and measurement
  • Engineering design of individual unit processes
  • System management
  • Fish health management
  • Economic and risk evaluation
  • Indoor Shrimp
  • Tours of local aquaculture/hydroponics facilities

For students unable to attend the classroom course at Cornell, we offer the Distance Learning Course Packet. This includes: the text, Recircualating Aquaculture by Timmons and Ebeling (2nd edition), a CD consisting of lecture presentations used in the Classroom Course. There are four self-graded quizzes and a final exam that you send to Dr. Timmons, to receive a certificate.

Dates: July 15-19, 2013

For more details see: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Short Course


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