Towards exploring the opportunities of water quality forecasting services in the aquaculture sector.
Workshop Theme: Demonstration Of Operational Model For Water Quality Prediction
Date: 01 March 2022
This workshop, organized by the project partners from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, and EMVIS Consulting Engineers. The workshop facilitated discussions between the Norwegian technology provider company, Fiizk, the project promoter EMVIS Consulting Engineers and SINTEF Ocean – the scientific evaluator.
The main objectives of the workshop were, first to examine the environmental challenges of aquaculture and second, to investigate the room for optimization of the aquaculture operations in the concept of hydro-ecological forecasting.
EMVIS Consulting Engineers presented its newly developed operational platform in the scope of IFOS Project. The IFOS Operational Platform in the Saronic Gulf, is equipped with several tools and capabilities. Through the user-friendly interface of the platform, the user can view Earth Observation Data, specifically Sea Surface Temperature from Satellite Landsat missions.
Moreover, weekly forecasts are available for the area of interest in the northwest area of the Saronic Gulf, close to the desalination Plant of Motor oil Refineries in Agioi Theodoroi. The forecasts refer to water temperature, salinity and velocity patterns in the three-dimensional model that is implemented. A data driven water quality model is also implemented providing hind-casts and forecasts for Chlorophyll-a.
Fiizk, is the aquaculture technology provider which participated in the workshop. Fiizk is a rapidly growing technology provider, based in Trondheim, Norway. In this Workshop, Fiizk provided its insight into the operations and everyday challenges of the aquaculture industry in Norway and presented the different tools and modern techniques used in Aquaculture.
Specifically, Fiizk presented the technologies they have developed such as Water Treatment Solutions, Technical Textiles, Digital Solutions, Semi-closed systems and closed systems. What is more, Fiizk shared its feedback on the opportunities and limitations of hydro-ecological forecasting services in the aquaculture industry.
Project partners from SINTEF presented their experience in developing the ocean forecasting model SINMOD. Moreover, SINTEF gave an overview of ongoing investigations towards data assimilation schemes, which can improve model results. Last, partners from SINTEF participated in the discussions about the opportunities of applying such operational models in the aquaculture industry.
SINTEF is one of Europe’s largest independent multidisciplenary research organisations and is based in Trondheim, Norway. SINTEF specialises in various research areas, such as Climate and Environment, Ocean Spacem Oil and Gas and renewable energy. Counting more than 70 years of action, SINTEF has developed solutions and innovation for society and customers all over the world, becoming a world-leading research institute.