OTAQ, a company that specialises in marine tech and solutions group for the global aquaculture, offshore energy and the sport and leisure industries, has announced a new multi-year distribution agreement with Sensor Globe, a Canadian aquaculture technology innovator. This follows completion of a successful development period leading to OTAQs first Sensor Globe customer in Chile.
OTAQ will distribute Sensor Globe’s data collection solution, used to monitor water quality and fish welfare, primarily targeting both the Scottish and Chilean markets, two of the world’s largest producers of farmed salmon.
Phil Newby, Chief Executive at OTAQ, commented, “the Sensor Globe adds a complementary product to our aquaculture portfolio which builds on the range of solutions already available to our clients. Having secured our first customer for the Sensor Globe in Chile, we are now looking forward to representing the Sensor Globe in our core markets and progressing the market opportunity.
We see huge potential in the suite of complementary aquaculture solutions given the positive impacts they can have on fish stock welfare and production volumes.”
The Sensor Globe data collection unit is a powerful multi-functional sensor. The globe sensor is designed to flow with the fish through pumps, pipes, treatments and machinery, measuring the water quality and the physical impact on fish, both of which are essential to fish welfare.
The globe allows users to monitor real time data remotely via an intuitive user interface. Data, such as dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, acceleration, conductivity and shock, can be seen in real time. Alternatively, the globe sensor can simply be left anywhere for months at a time, and its data can then be retrieved for analysis.
Sheamus MacDonald, Chief Executive and co-founder of Sensor Globe, added, “we are excited to be working with the team at OTAQ. Partnered alongside their technology in Chile and the United Kingdom will allow for us to further enhance fish welfare during all stages of fish production.”