High accuracy in deep operation

OptoScale delivers precise data for submerged operations

We are developing technology with precision in focus, and are further developing our camera solutions for a segment that is completely dependent on reliable data every day – operations in submerged pens. By monitoring key parameters for fish growth and welfare, we make it possible to keep an eye on developments in the depths.

As you gain more experience with deep operations, OptoScale will further develop hardware that increases user-friendliness and software that enhances the monitoring of fish in submerged pens. Therefore, we can expect an operational method where both sea lice and fish welfare are continuously measured.

Optoscale Lice

Control of sea lice is a top priority

Research from the Institute of Marine Research and field experience shows that the sea lice pressure decreases with the salmon when the cage is submerged. Biological production still implies unpredictability, and control of the sea lice level is at least as important in the depths.

OptoScale has developed precise lice counting with a camera system that ensures high-quality images and efficient machine vision. With the bioscope in place in the cage, you can monitor the lice infestation daily. Hundreds of fish provide a daily basis for high accuracy for sexually mature and mobile sea lice. In addition, you get a status on the level of caligus elongatus lice.

Increased control on weight and welfare

Fish development is also important

With precise weight estimates, OptoScale’s bioscope ensures control of growth and condition factor (K-factor). This way, you can see how the fish perform in the depths in interaction with feed and feeding. For depth data on welfare, we offer several useful health parameters. On OptoScale’s web portal, you can see if the fish show signs of wounds or sexual maturation. In addition, you can examine health and quality yourself with high-quality images of randomly selected fish.

Increased control with new solutions for submerged operations

OptoScale has several solutions in the pipeline, specially developed for those of you with fish in deep operations. In the coming time, updates on hardware will make the operation and maintenance of the bioscope easier. New features in the software will add new parameters for insights into fish health and welfare. The goal of all updates is precise information for increased control in submerged aquaculture.

“We believe that OptoScale’s technology will enable us to produce salmon with a lower environmental footprint, enhance fish welfare, and improve quality in the years to come.”

— Knut Utheim | CTO, Grieg Seafood ASA