CephsInAction – Cephalopod Biology and Care Training School, July 2017 


The COST Action FA1301 and CBC Training Program is pleased to launch the fourth edition of the Cephalopod Biology and Care Training School

Cephalopod Biology & Care:
for the increase of animal welfare and to facilitate the use of minimally-invasive techniques


CBC-Welfare2017 Training School is open to people who perform the four functions, as stated in article 23 of the Directive 2010/63/EU: carrying out procedures on animals; designing procedures and projects; taking care of animals; killing animals.

CBC-Welfare2017 is designed following FELASA recommendations for the accreditation of Education and Training courses in Laboratory Animal Science.

Vico Equense (Napoli, Italy) from July 3rd to July 8th 2017

Admission (maximum 20 Trainees) will be confirmed after registration and notified no later than June 23 2017.

A limited number of grants are available through the COST Action FA1301. Eligibility and criteria for admission are available in the webpage.


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FA1301 STSMs 7th Call

The 7th call for the current grant period of the
COST Action FA1301 Short Term Scientific Missions
is now launched!



Deadline for applications is Friday 2 June, 2017 



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Additional FA1301 STSM call!


COST Action FA1301 opens

an Additional FA1301 STSM Call for the Current Grant Period




Submission Deadline: 09 March, 2017



CephsInAction & CIAC


CephsInAction & CIAC Meeting

Heraklion Crete 2017


“Cephalopod Science from Biology to Welfare”

A COST Action FA1301 – CephsInAction
CIAC – Cephalopod International Advisory Council


28 – 31 March 2017

CRETAquarium, Thalassocosmos

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Heraklion, Crete (Greece)


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Workshop Outcomes

WorkShop Gut


COST Action FA1301 Research Topic

“The Digestive Tract of Cephalopods: at the Interface Between Physiology and Ecology”

has been accepted by Frontiers in Physiology – Invertebrate Physiology, and is already online!frontiers

Submission Deadline: 30 December 2016


FA1301 STSMs 6th Call


FA1301 STSMs Call

The 6th call for the current grant period (2016) of the COST Action FA1301

Short Term Scientific Missions is now launched

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 09 November, 2016

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CephsInAction meets Aquaculture Europe2016

ae2016tartanborderCOST Action FA1301 will join Aquaculture Europe 2016 (Edinburgh, UK) organised by the European Aquaculture Society with the theme “Food for Thought”.

September 21, and September 23 and 24, 2016 are the dates of our “events” joining AE2016

This will facilitate networking with specialists and SME working on topics of relevance to rearing and aquaculture of cephalopods.

Aim of the meeting is to discuss approaches, strategies and possible collaborations for contributing to the solution of some bottlenecks that still appear to exists for the cephalopods culture.

More information will be posted here shortly!

FA1301 STSMs 5th Call (current grant period, 2016)

FA1301 STSMs Call

The 1st call for current grant period (2016) of the COST Action FA1301

Short Term Scientific Missions is now launched

Deadline for applications is June 29

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WG4 – CWI Database


WG4 is calling for your help and contribution to this important achievement!

One of the key expected deliverables of the COST Action FA1301 WG4 is the development of a Cephalopod Welfare Index database aimed to support the Cephalopod Welfare Index (CWI) Model: an operational, internet based decision support system based on a semantic model aimed for monitoring and assessing cephalopod welfare.

CephsInAction CWI Database is currently open for contributions!

A short guidance, the CWI-database manual and a short video are available here!