Trond Severinsen with the Sensor Globe Photo: Sedna TechnologiesTrond Severinsen with the Sensor Globe Photo: Sedna Technologies

Canadian seafood technology company Sedna Technologies has partnered with ex-AKVA group executive Trond Severinsen to introduce new water and fish welfare monitoring technology worldwide.

The wireless Sensor Globe is a multi-functional sensor the size of a small grapefruit. Customers can monitor real time data through an app or leave the globe offline to log data for months at a time.

“We are now launching the first version which is available with micro-sensors such as optical oxygen, temperature, pH, acceleration and shock,” said Sedna co-founders, Sheamus MacDonald and Aleksandr Stabenow. “Later this year nitrate, ammonia and salinity micro-sensors will follow, and we will keep adding many new sensors and features going forward to stay leading edge,” they added.

The Sensor Globe was originally designed to monitor water quality and animal welfare for the live lobster fishing industry on Canada’s east coast. Unlike other sensor concepts on the market, the Sensor Globe has adjustable internal ballast so that it can float, sink or have neutral buoyancy. It measures 95mm diameter, weighs 325 grams and is designed to ‘flow-with-the-fish’ through pipes, hoses, fish pumps, lice treatment and other machinery.

Trond Severinsen said that new uses and markets for the globe were being discovered every week. “The product is in reality a disruptive technology and with a price point that opens up a huge global market,” he said.

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