Sustainable aquaculture – UMITRON global ocean data service goes mobile

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UMITRON is a Singapore and Japan based deeptech company which aims to solve worldwide food and environmental problems by empowering aquaculture through technology. In late July the company launched Pulse – a digital service for aquaculture farmers to provide a high-resolution ocean map of critical environmental parameters such as water temperature, chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, salinity, and wave height.

New Pulse mobile application for Android

This week UMITRON made it even easier to access their ocean environmental data with the release of the Pulse mobile application for Android. An iOS application is also in development. Pulse uses a combination of IoT, satellite remote sensing, and AI technology, it has users all over the world who rely on it to help them make informed aqua-farm management decisions.

Historically, access to ocean data has not been provided in real-time, at high resolutions, or in an easy to use format. Pulse is a first of its kind application that lets farmers easily check ocean water quality data the same way they check the daily weather forecast.

In aquaculture it is just as important to know what is happening below the ocean’s surface as it is to know what is happening above it. All of this is possible thanks to new developments in satellite remote sensing technology and UMITRON’s commitment to bringing additional data to more farmers.

The Android application provides the same functionality as the desktop version with 48-hour forecasts as well as historical data for all five environmental parameters. Future updates will lead to even higher resolution maps near the coastline as well as new environmental data and improved forecasts.

UMITRON’s smart feeding system

UMITRON are no strangers to developing technology for the Aquaculture sector. In 2019 they launched a new smart feeding system called ‘UMITRON CELL’ which was installed at farm sites in Ainan City, Ehime, Japan. That system too can be managed remotely through use of a smartphone or desktop computer via the cloud.

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Matt has worked in digital publishing for twenty years, holding management positions at Nature (nature.com) and William Reed Business Media (foodmanufacture.co.uk etc.). He has also worked with BBC Worldwide, Centaur Media, UKi Media and Mark Allen Group. Since 2010 Matt has been a digital consultant working with B2B media companies in the agricultural, automotive, aviation, robotics and technology sectors. As Chairman of his local allotment association Matt grows his own food whilst chasing the dream of a one tonne giant pumpkin. He is a member of the British Garden Media Guild and was a finalist in the Garden Media Guild Awards 'blog of the year' category in 2018 and 2019.

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