Designed specifically for the aquaculture industry, it aims to solve the challenges in digitising remote aquaculture operations and sites.  

According to the Scottish startup, their Connected Seafarm “is a full end-to-end data services solution – from sensors to an insights platform – which wirelessly and seamlessly connects smart devices from anywhere in the world. With automatic, continuous data collection, regardless of available connectivity infrastructure, it has also been designed to be easily and quickly deployed with no specialist in-house technical skills required”. 

In-situ weather data, environmental data (such as water quality) and operational data collected is automatically transmitted securely via the cloud, either to existing in-house systems, or to R3-IoT’s data insights platform, which displays easy to understand graphs and charts on desktop and mobile so key learnings can be shared across different sites and locations. 

Local and central teams can remotely make informed business decisions by monitoring environmental factors including temperature, dissolved oxygen, salinity and turbidity, as well as risks such as harmful algal blooms, ultimately improving sustainability, safety and productivity. 

The system has been designed to work on or off-the grid, with no dependency on a single communications infrastructure, using built in dual cellular and satellite technology to provide peace of mind that remote teams can access site data 24/7 regardless of conditions and infrastructure, removing complexity but not ownership. 

Kevin Quillien, co-founder and CTO of R3-IoT, said in a press release: “Better connectivity, better data and better digital capability will be crucial to future operations across the sector – and the Connected Seafarm removes a major roadblock to reaching that goal.”   

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