Ocean modelling to enhance in-situ sensors and satellite monitoring 

AquaX has recently reached an important milestone for global aquaculture monitoring: oceanographic models as a boost to satellite remote monitoring. By combining these two innovative solutions, AquaX is now allowing smart fish farms to overcome in-situ sensors and satellite monitoring systems limitations .

In-situ sensors represent today’s aquaculture main method of monitoring water quality and fish health. Along with water analysis, they can provide retrospective reports about the status of fish farms. The recent aquaculture monitoring developments integrating satellite remote sensing provide actionable data in real time. A further step has been made by AquaX technology. A team of engineers and AI experts enhanced AquaX remote monitoring capabilities with the integration of in-house developed oceanographic models. 

AquaX is the only aquaculture software to be able to improve the precision of satellite data with ocean modeling. AcquaX predicts multi-level ocean biophysical parameters  days in advance and at high resolution on a global scale. This allows AquaX to build a 3D ‘digital twin’ of the waters around fish farms. As an additional benefit, the integration with oceanographic models overcomes the problem of cloud coverage that typically limits satellite data coverage in very cloudy regions such as Chile and Norway. Modelling allows AquaX a precise estimation and forecast of critical marine threats, such as jellyfish and toxic algal blooms.

Together with the integration of satellite and ocean models, AquaX has a new user interface that allows users to easily access historical data and forecasted information over the region of interest. The figure shows the novel front end interface, where parameters, such as sea surface temperature, salinity and oxygen concentration, and risk factors, such as toxic algal or jellyfish blooms, can be displayed on a map or in the form of time series.

An extensive validation and calibration of our high resolution models has been conducted by comparing our output with well-known institutional oceanographic models and in-situ measurements, resulting in small standard deviation and excellent correlation. As shown in the figure below, traditional oceanographic models (right) show the same pattern of AquaX model (left), but thanks to its enhanced resolution AquaX provides an unprecedented detail level.

Users can rely on our models to have continuous and effortless control of the farming plants. AquaX is able to generate customizable alerts, based on the specific needs. Thresholds and areas to be monitored can be selected by the user and real-time alerts are sent via e-mail  to enable prompt actions.

If you would like to know more and have a direct glance on AquaX platform, please do not hesitate to explore new possibilities for your fish farm by requesting a demo!

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