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Multi-sensor automated water quality monitoring and control system for continuous use in recirculation aquaculture systems

Objective

EU aquaculture currently produces around 1.3 million tonnes a year, with a value of some EUR 2.9 billion and employs about 65 000 people. This level represents 18 % of EU fish production but only 2 % of world aquaculture production. Catches of wild fish levelled off in the 1980s but between 1973 and 2003 world fish consumption doubled According to FAO estimates 47 % of all fish for human consumption now comes from aquaculture. Between 2000 and 2005, due to growth in Asia and South America, world aquaculture production increased by one third but in the EU it has remained level since 2000.

In the EU there are rigorous quality standards to ensure that aquaculture products are fit for human consumption, production is sensitive to the environment and maintenance of wellbeing of the animals is good. High standards bring higher costs, and make it more difficult for our fish farmers to compete with imports from markets that do not adhere to the same standards. Further barriers are access to large quantities to clean unpolluted water, increased competition for the use of space and conservation requirements of the marine environment have to be respected. Recirculated Aquaculture Systems (RAS) use minimal water and allow the farms to be sited anywhere including urban spaces. The technology of RAS systems are not standardised and key components effectively custom built for each development and in addition there is a higher skill level requirement to maintain good husbandry. Expansion of this sector will depend on continued improvements to design and optimisation of both build and operating costs.

The AQUAlity project intends to address this through the provision of a standardised open platform technology to lower the cost for fish farmers by developing a multi-sensor unit to measure water quality parameters coupled to an intelligent control system that is automatic and contains built-in knowledge of the farmed species to reduce the skill level required of the fish farmer.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN EUROPE
Address
Hc Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Copenhagen
Denmark
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 262 037
Administrative Contact
Marco Thorup Frederiksen (Mr.)

Participants (14)

IZMIR SU URUNLERI YETISTIRICILERI BIRLIGI BIRLIK

Participation ended

Turkey
Address
Karacaoglan Mah 6166 Sk 30 K2 D202 6160
35230 Izmir
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sevay Ipek Tutuncu (Ms.)
STOWARZYSZENIE PRODUCENTOW RYB LOSOSIOWATYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 41 108,50
Address
Wolnosci 30
84-300 Lebork
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dariusz Gorbaczow (Mr.)
ASOCIATIA NATIONALA A PRODUCATORILOR DIN PESCARIE ROMFISH
Romania
EU contribution
€ 28 101
Address
Calea Chisinaului, Pavillion Administrativ 43, Etaj 3
700179 Iasi
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eugen Catalin Platon (Mr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE PISCICOLTORI ITALIANI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 35 319
Address
Via Del Perlar 37 A
37135 Verona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Pier Antonio Salvador (Dr.)
PRODUCTSCHAP VIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 229 707
Address
Treubstraat 17
2288 EH Rijswijk
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wim Van Eijk (Mr.)
ARTEC AQUA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 268 517
Address
Gangstovika
6009 Alesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Victor Fiveland (Mr.)
OXYGUARD INTERNATIONAL AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 258 340
Address
Farum Gydevej 64
3520 Farum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Christian Kromand (Mr.)
EJSTRUPHOLM DAMBRUG AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 392,01
Address
Ostergade 12
7361 Ejstrupholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Jensen (Mr.)
TRUCHAS DE LA ALCARRIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 244 536,80
Address
Andres Mellado 79 5 C
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Villarreal Acevedo (Mr.)
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 63 858
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bente Johansen (Ms.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 97 304
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 537,69
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andy Dean (Mr.)
BODRUM MILAS SU URUNLERI YETISTIRICILERI VE URETICILERI BIRLIGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 210 812
Address
Ataturk Mah 270 Sk 5 1 Gulluk
48670 Milas Mugla
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Orhan Uncel (Mr.)
FISCHZUCHT ABTSHAGEN GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 266 980
Address
Amtsweg 6
18510 Wittenhagen Ot Abtshagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guenther Scheibe (Dr.)