Identify and characterise new emerging pathologies, and develop and improve methods for diagnosis and detection of pathogens in aquaculture.
To study the life cycles of fish pathogens, their vectors and the impact of climate change on the aetiological agents and their interaction with their hosts.
To develop new alternative, eco-sustainable methods of treatment and control of pathogens in aquaculture, both therapeutic and prophylactic.
Design new vaccines against the most relevant pathogens and study the best routes of administration.
To create a Mediterranean Aquaculture Health Research Network (REMEDISA) that integrates the knowledge of large groups of infectious agents (viruses, bacteria and parasites) and the diversity of experiences and capacities of R&D&I groups in the Valencian Community.
To disseminate the results of the project, transfer the scientific and technical tools generated to the sector and raise public awareness of the sustainable development of Mediterranean aquaculture.
To train competent personnel in aquaculture animal health and welfare.