Canada’s Ocean Supercluster and partners Grieg Seafood, Akva Group, Innovasea, SubC Imaging and High-Tech Communications have unveiled an integrated operations and real-time analytics project.
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is a national, industry-led group bringing together ocean industries to develop and commercialize globally relevant solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing them.
Led from Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, the nearly CAD27 million (€17.6 million/$21 million) project is aimed at bridging gaps between land, sea-based and processing operations in the aquaculture industry by providing real-time information, analytics and environmental connectivity to improve overall operations.
Among the egg-to harvest project's multiple goals are better fish health monitoring, enhanced containment control, advanced equipment monitoring, broadened environmental monitoring, increased storm preparedness, improved crew safety and the development of innovative network capabilities and farm system software.
Industry and customers are expected to benefit from the project through better planning and decision making.
Canada's Ocean Supercluster is investing close to CAD12 million (€7.8 million/$9.5 million) in the project with CAD14.8 million (€9.7 million/$11.8 million) coming from industry.
The project will create 138 new jobs, including 20 at the implementation stage.