Advancing Digital Precision Aquaculture in China

Dr John Attridge presenting at the Newton-China project meeting on “Advanced Digital Precision Aquaculture in China (ADPAC)” this week.

Earlier this year, Chelsea Technologies was awarded funding via Innovate UK and the Newton Fund to embark on a three year project, Advanced Digital Precision in Chinese Aquaculture. The project is a collaboration between the Chinese Agricultural University, University of Bedfordshire, University of Surrey and Perceptive Engineering Ltd.

The aim of the project is to design, build and trial a sensor suite for monitoring water quality in fish farms. The system aims to use 5G wireless connectivity for real-time data transmission, a capability provided by the University of Surrey. This data will be available on a web-hosted GUI, provided by Perceptive Engineering Ltd. “The system will be based on the highly successful Chelsea Sea Sentry, our flow-through cabinet for monitoring hydrocarbon levels in exhaust gas wash water in the shipping industry,” said Chelsea’s Technical Director, Dr John Attridge. “The new system will incorporate our offerings in water quality monitoring, targeting issues such as Harmful Algal Blooms and sewage pollution. The system will primarily be developed for both salmon and shrimp farms.”

The ultimate aim of the project is to increase the digital capability in Chinese aquaculture. Precise water quality monitoring will help to inform farm operators on best practices and will help to reduce losses associated with water quality issues.

For more information, please contact Dr John Attridge, Technical Director.

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