Business Times: Blue Aqua, SAS, Temasek Poly to launch mobile app to boost aquaculture

Aquaculture Solution Provider Blue Aqua International, analytics software company SAS and Temasek Polytechnic’s aquaculture intonation center have banded together to develop an app to boost local production of fish and shrimp.

Blue Aqua, SAS, Temasek Poly to launch mobile app to boost aquaculture

ELYSlA TAN 

AQUACULATURE Solution Provider Blue Aqua International, analytics software company SAS and Temasek Polytechnic’s aquaculture intonation center have banded together to develop an app to boost local production of fish and shrimp.

They will develop a smart Aquaculture Solution, which will include an AI-Driven mobile app powered by the SAS via platform, they have announced in a joint statement.

Started for an August Launch in app stores, the initial interaction of the app will enable to shrimp and fish framer to enter data, use real-time data analytics technology to track critical parameters such as water quality, feed management and animal health

With the app, farmers will receive alerts informing them of the potential issues and appropriate remedies needed. Farmer can also use the dashboards generated from historical data collected gain insights on the state of their farms.

With Their Solution, the parties hope to advance the national ” 30-by-30″ master plan, under which Singapore will aim to produce 30 percent of its nutritional need by 2030

Frashed Shishechain. group president, chief executive and founder of Blue Aqua International, said: “Singapore’s aquaculture industry is very young. We have a long way to go. Looking at the “30-by-30″ goal, it’s not easy to achieve, but not impossible

Blue Aqua’s own farms-it has four Singapore- will be the first users of the app

Singapore-headquartered Blue Aqua, which manufactures shrimp- framing products such as probiotics, minerals and feed additives, has a presence in 13 counties, including Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam

Dr Farshad said the mobile app will also be rolled out in other parts of the Asia-Pacific

A farmer by trade himself, he said that the market already has similar aquaculture data-tracking apps, but they are not very effective for Asian farmers.

He said existing apps are developed by IT people who so not have an understanding of what framers need. Furthermore, they are expensive, and more useful for farmers in Europe or America, where the farming landscape and species of animals, water temperature and other factors are different from those in Asia.

In the statement, Remco den Heijer, Aseam vice-President at SAS, said: “Developing AI capabilities is critical to the long-term success of the country’s smart-farming programme. Farmers have an amazing opportunity to evolve their methods and adapt to technology solutions that can help then be more efficient and achieve higher yields through smart farming “

The app will support only manual data entry upon its launch, but DR Farshad indicated that, down the road, it will integrate sensor technology to cater to the high-technology nature of farms in Singapore

“We have the roadmap, the planning. But the first version will be the foundation”

 

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