My name is Paul Westwood Nickerson, and I will be your Instructor for this course!
With a background in Environmental Science and International Development, my work as a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) advisor has allowed me to travel to over 25 countries to study integrated agriculture practices, and advising on policy and project implementations for private companies, governments, and NGOs.
I have patented waste-to-nutrient technologies in over 9 different countries, and have designed and constructed over 55 different aquaponic facilities around the world, from small educational systems and state-of-the-art research laboratories for universities and government organizations, to commercial facilities for domestic clients and international development implementations.
After conducting extensive CEA industry trainings, I have designed this course as a way to share much of what I have learned with those people looking to design and build successful aquaponic systems of all sizes, and I'm looking forward to guiding you through your journey of designing, building, and operating your own systems.
Learn More about my work and previous projects at WestwoodCEA.com