Fishfarming in Norway is a great business, it has recently overcome oil and gas extraction.
In 2016 the scandinavian country produced 54% of the whole salmon coming from Atlantic waters and exported about 1.1 million tons for a value of 6.5 billions euro.
But unfortunately aquaculture farms are indeed still far less digitalized than their terrestrial counterparts. Many daily operations and monitoring activities are performed manually or with outdated technologies, with costly in-situ interventions.
That’s why we present in Aqua Nor 2019 (Trondheim, Norway, August 20-23) our core technological products (i.e. sensor nodes) aiming at building up an ‘On-cage’ underwater wireless sensing infrastructure.
This infrastructure is made up of underwater nodes produced by WSense and commercial low cost multi-parametric sensor probes. The WSense underwater nodes provide reliable and wireless underwater communication (via acoustic modems) for controlling the multi-parametric sensor probes. Casing for nodes and probes and their placement at different depths outside/on/inside the cage is designed to ensure easy (re)deployment, in compliance with policies and legislation, and sustainable battery replacement. We also certify the nodes for deployment in aquaculture cages.
Multi-parametric probes will enable sensing of water quality as well as fish health monitoring, through sensors such as pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, depth, chlorophyll, ammonia, salinity, current profiler, and more. Of course, all transmitting frequencies will be above the salmon audible frequency range so they will not affect fishes in any way.
For us technology have to be effective as well as sustainable!
We can meet operators and stakeholders in the venue (at the stand G-715) or arrange a meeting in our norwegian office:
Wsense AS, Vestlandets Innovasjonsselskap AS, Thormøhlens gate 51, 5006 Bergen