Blue Aqua International, analytics software company SAS and Temasek Polytechnic’s Aquaculture Innovation Centre are collaborating to support the local aquaculture industry in Singapore through the development of a smart aquaculture solution for farmers.
The AI-driven solution will include a mobile app that is powered by the SAS Viya platform. This will enable farmers to gain insights on critical parameters in aquaculture such as water quality, feed management and animal health through real-time data analytics technology. Farmers will also be able to receive alerts on the app informing them of any potential issues and the appropriate remedies needed. The constant collection of data can also help generate dashboards to provide users with analytical insights on the quality of their farms.
Blue Aqua’s four farms in Singapore will trial the app, but the company has plans to roll it out in other parts of the Asia Pacific region in time. While the market already has similar aquaculture data-tracking apps, these are expensive and more useful for aquaculture operators n Europe or America, where the farming landscape is different compared to Asia.
The app will require manual data entry upon its launch but will integrate sensor technology in the future too.
(Sources: SAS; The Fish Site; Business Times)