We are delighted to announce that our collaborators at Abagold Ltd and University of Bedfordshire have chosen our TriLux multi-parameter algae sensor for monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) on the inlet to their abalone farm in South Africa!
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are considered a significant threat to commercial scale abalone farming along the South African coastline and requires continuous monitoring. The GCRF Agrifood Africa project, ‘Developing a Resilience framework using Digital Innovations for the Aquaculture industry in South Africa’ aims to apply a cost-effective, sustainable solution to manage incoming water quality to aquaculture operations. The data from Chelsea’s multi-parameter algae sensor TriLux will feed into an integrated sensor network and be used to develop a mariculture model for predicting HABs, reducing the risk to both animal and human health.
For more information on The GCRF Agrifood Africa project ‘Developing a Resilience framework using Digital Innovations for the Aquaculture industry in South Africa’ (REDIA) please visit: Developing a Resilience framework using Digital Innovations for the Aquaculture Industry in South Africa (REDIA) – Innovate UK KTN (ktn-uk.org)
TriLux ALGAE is a low cost, miniature algae sensor that monitors three key algal parameters in a single probe. The 3-in-1 fluorometer enables widespread monitoring in a variety of applications, including harmful algal blooms, aquaculture, water treatment works, river catchments and coastal studies. With three different parameter combinations and depth ratings to 2000m, TriLux is suitable for a wide variety of water environments:
- Chlorophyll a, Phycocyanin, Turbidity for freshwater deployments
- Chlorophyll a, Phycoerythrin, Phycocyanin for coastal deployments
- Chlorophyll a, Phycoerythrin, Turbidity for marine deployments
TriLux is compact and easy to integrate in wider systems and platforms including CTDs, data buoys, monitoring stations, AUVs and gliders.