Operational modelling for nowcasting extreme weather events and ocean conditions.
Operational modelling for nowcasting extreme water temperature, runnoff and upwelling events.
Modelling for decaying pollutants, including chemical and bacterial contaminants, and harmful algal blooms.
Modelling for fully dynamic events associated with pathogens, dispersion and secondary infections.
Manage large volumes of data from sensors, remote sensing, autonomous sensors and simulation models. Investigation into customized interfaces to visualize data‐driven insights into farm conditions and predictive analytical services.
Data management, integration, data learning and recognition that serve as inputs for data driven models based on machine learning and deep neural network methodologies that provide short‐ term forecasts of environmental variables and fish behaviour.
Investigation into viability accoustic systems for monitoring fish position and behaviour to assess welfare. A next generation approach to farm management with pre and post-harvest in-farm operational welfare indicators (OWI).
Obtaining renewable products from secondary streams. Compared to terrestrial livestock processing, aquaculture by‐products are under‐utilised, the majority either being wasted or sent for fishmeal production, often mixed with other species, reducing their potential for use in high value applications. Transforming waste products into viable secondary streams increases resource efficiency and transforms discarded products into marketable ones.
Shellfish provide a valuable ecosystem service through the removal of nutrients from a waterbody. Nitrogen credits provide a feasible alternative to land-based emission controls, addressing an economic externality of agriculture and other nutrient run-off sources.
The calculation of the economic value of substituting land-based treatment or reductions in agricultural fertilizer through top-down control by filter feeders sets an upper limit on the value of nitrogen credits. These could potentially be sold by shellfish farms to industry to offset the cost of the nitrogen externalities, similar to the way that carbon credits are currently sold.