SGS Tecnos is the world’s leading inspection and certification company with an international reputation in vocational training and knowledge transfer. SGS is committed to environmental and energy excellence and provides a strong leadership role in the development of a healthy, safe and environmentally conscious culture in the energy sector.

Through the innovation projects department in the energy sector, SGS has brought its experience in training towards public funded projects with the aim to improve energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. With a history going back 90 years, SGS has been a partner and coordinator in several national and international calls of TOI Leonardo da Vinci (Call 2011 and 2012) and has coordinated 6 KA2 Erasmus+ (Strategic partnerships). As vocational training is one of the core values of SGS work, the enterprise aims to bring innovation to training in the most innovative ways. In doing so, SGS is specialised in delivering specific training using e-learning and other interactive tools for aquaculture sector.

Role in EWEAS

SGS will take care of the administrative and financial management of the project, overall supervision and knowledge transfer and ensuring effective collaboration amongst the partners, stakeholders and end users. In parallel to the administrative tasks, SGS will carry out filed visits to several aquaculture farms in Spain with the aim to analyse the current status of fish farm facilities and the points for potential improvement. SGS will also develop and distribute a set of questionnaires to aquaculture farms and perform analysis on the water and energy consumption patterns in Spain.

Moreover, SGS will develop a report analysing gaps and weaknesses in European aquaculture with a focus on main technical deficiencies and constraints for water and energy management. This will help to provide a feasibility analysis of potential solutions for a more efficient and sustainable aquaculture management. The report will serve as a basis for the EWEAS training programme.

Key people

Ms Mercedes Rodriguez-Caro has a degree in Medicine (R&D&i National and European Projects manager, medical and HSE (health and safety of work) technical-ergonomic, hygiene, security and health, trainer). She has more than 20 years of experience in projects to assure quality and safety at work, developing training materials for companies. Email:

Elena is an EU Project Manager at SGS Tecnos and works with Innovation Projects Development (R&D)

Mr Adrian Cano Cabanero graduated in Energy Engineering and holds a Master in Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development. He has extensive experience in carrying out projects with related to Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, such as: Energy Audits, Technical Assistance for obtaining Sustainable Building Seals (BREEAM, LEED), Environmental Studies and Renewable Energy Viability Studies. Since 2017, he is a coordinator of Covenant of Mayors projects with the Provincial Council of Alicante, which includes the implementation of mitigation and adaptation plans for climate change (energy saving, emission reduction, water saving, etc.). Email:

Mr Antonio Dominguez Mas is an engineer with eight years of experience in Energy Audits, both industrial and in the tertiary sector, public lighting, hotels, fleets of vehicles. He has participated in numerous environmental studies for the mitigation and adaptation to climate change of Mediterranean municipalities and held various conferences and training sessions. He has experience in thermographic analysis, testing of building facilities, energy certification and testing in gas installations. Email: