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Capsule-based system to enable Precision Livestock Farming and eliminate escapees in marine aquaculture

Objective

The consortium of SMEs in the AQUAFARMCONTROL project will pursue a large innovation and market opportunity through the development and demonstration of an innovative system to enable Precision Livestock Farming in marine aquaculture and to effectively eliminate the mounting and critical problem of escapes from fish pens. The system will be based on a multi-purpose capsule implanted in fish, in combination of both SONAR transmitter and GSM surveillance technologies.

In order to achieve the project objectives, the SMEs that integrate the consortium will collaborate with renowned RTD performers to overcome several scientific and technical barriers. The project targets radical innovation related to sonar technology and real-time surveillance of screening of marine fish pens; micro-electronics and ID capsules – as well as integration and development of appropriate control strategies and systems. The developed and demonstrated system carries a host of benefits and unique selling points to the end-users in the marine aquaculture industry – notably mitigation of severe environmental problems related to escapes as well as large costs and efficiency advantages. The benefits will ensure the competitiveness and viability of European aquaculture – and at the same time allow the SME consortium to exploit a very large, global large market opportunity.

The SME consortium has the capabilities to produce and market the system, but lacks the financial resources as well as the expertise in micro-electronics, materials and IT to enable the required technological development. Therefore, the group has identified the Research for SMEs programme as the suitable vehicle for overcoming the technological and financial barriers of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/microelectronics
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

SEAFOOD SECURITY
Address
Dalebakken 14
1387 Asker
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 830 219,40
Administrative Contact
Carl Ivar Holmen (Mr.)

Participants (8)

CELOPLAS - PLASTICOS PARA A INDUSTRIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 487 142
Address
Rua De Sao Mateus 299
4775 127 Grimancelos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tito Silva (Mr.)
K314 SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 460 406,20
Address
Via Lecco 61
20871 Vimercate (Mb)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristiana Molina (Mrs.)
DATA RESPONS NORGE AS
Norway
Address
Sandviksveien 26
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elling Diesen (Mr.)
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Duncan Platt (Mr.)
Norner AS
Norway
Address
Asdalstrand 291
3960 Stathelle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Espen Ommundsen (Mr.)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR MARINE AQUAKULTUR MBH
Germany
Address
Hafentorn 3 3
25761 Busum
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carsten Schulz (Prof.)
FAI AQUACULTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Benchmark House 8 Smithy Wood Drive
S35 1QN Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tim Atack (Dr.)
BIOMAR GROUP AS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Vaerkmestergade 25,6
8000 Arhus C
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jamie Walton (Mr.)