Target audiences for dissemination of the Action results are:
• European and international researchers working or interested in working with cephalopods, including students and early stage researchers
• Universities interested in providing education about cephalopod biology and research;
• Aquaculture specialists and fishermen,
• Aquaria holding cephalopods and interested in conservation projects
• Veterinarians and caretakers
• General public
• Government policy makers
What will CephsInAction do in order to disseminate knowledge and consciousness concerning cephalopods:
• Educational programmes for specific University Degrees will be prepared, promoted and offered to any academic institution interested.
• Accredited courses for veterinarians and technicians will be organized.
• Training for fishermen on appropriate capture methods, transportation measures and humane killing methods.
• Training Schools and Workshops for early stage researchers on cephalopod research biology and behavior.
• A revision of general ‘Guidelines’ on cephalopod husbandry and experimental practices, including species-specific procedures and recommendations for all people involved with cephalopods will be produced.
• Reviews, Reports and publications addressed to the scientific community.
• “Cephalopods Day” at Aquaria or in close connection with public display areas, for the general public.
• Conferences dedicated to distributing the knowledge gained through the Action course to European cephalopod researchers and interested scientists, which will bring some of the most international re-known experts on cephalopod biology and animal welfare.
• A book with the tentative title “Cephalopod welfare in research, training, education and aquaculture”, will be published at the end of the Action. This book will acknowledge the essential role of the COST Action in providing the impetus for its publication.
How will the Action do it:
• Participation to International or European conferences on animal welfare or alternative methods for reduction, refinement, and reuse of animals, will be organized to distribute the knowledge and experience gained through the Action, and to promote the results of the Action. The target audience of these conferences will be industries, Governmental agencies, Universities, and other research institutions.
• Invitation of the press and other media to our meetings, workshops and conferences.
• An e-mail forum with a newsletter to which cephalopod and other researchers can subscribe.
• Short-Term Scientific Missions addressed to early stage researchers to establish collaborations that will go beyond the duration of the Action.