Researchers have developed new bio-sensors that can measure the heartbeat of an oyster. The technology is being trialled as part of Sense-T’s Aquaculture Optimisation Project, which harnesses existing sensor networks and makes information available to the industry through easy-to-use web and phone apps.
By making a wide range of real-time information available at the click of a button, the technology is helping the aquaculture industry to improve productivity, manage risks and minimise environmental impact.
CSIRO Project Leader John McCulloch says oyster farmers will benefit from this oyster sensor technology because it will allow them to make predictions about what might be happening in the next few days, which is critical for their business processes.
“The project aims to tie a range of environmental sensing, from salinity levels to water conditions together and present it in one place that will allow people to maximise their operations,” he says.
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