Predictive Modelling for Sustainable Aquaculture and Cleaner Coasts

Predicting the drift of materials from aquaculture sites to reduce environmental impacts and enable recovery of lost gear

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​Fish Farm Impacts (FFI)

FFI is an innovative service from NextOcean that harnesses the power of advanced drift modelling to track the dispersion of fish farm materials, such as equipment fragments and fish feed oils. Designed to address the challenges faced by aquaculture sites, FFI provides a cost-effective solution for mitigating the potential harm caused by lost floating materials.

By accurately predicting the trajectory and spread of materials, the service enables fish farm operators to take proactive measures to minimise environmental impact and facilitate the retrieval of lost items, ultimately promoting sustainable aquaculture practices and protecting the delicate balance of marine ecosystems.

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NextOcean data services provide key insights for:

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Aquaculture Companies
  • Take a proactive approach in managing marine litter and oils emitted from fish farms.
  • Demonstrate corporate social responsibility and exceed the standards set by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
  • Retrieve lost materials that have value (e.g. equipment that is still useable)
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Marine Regulatory Authorities
  • Monitor and control the impact of fish farms on the marine and coastal environment, by understanding how lost gear and fish feed oils disperse across the sea and coastline.

Predict the trajectory

FFI uses Earth observation data and computer modelling to predict the drift of lost fish farm materials and feed oils. Users can easily access the service through the NextOcean store, initiate drift modelling scenarios, and visualise results using interactive GIS in the NextOcean geoportal. The service allows for both forecasting of future drift paths and analysis of past events.

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How to make an order

Learn step-by-step how to place an order for the NextOcean Fish Farm Indicator service. The video walks through logging into your account, selecting the service, submitting an order and viewing the results in our geoportal.

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