Aqua Nor 2017 took place last week in Trondheim, Norway, a country at the heart of finfish aquaculture technology. Aqua Nor has been an international meeting place for aquaculture professionals since 1979, and holds the title of the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition. Aqua Nor 2017 was the biggest show yet, with a record breaking 27,000 visitors in attendance from 71 countries as well as over 600 exhibitors spread across nine buildings filled with educational seminars, socials and exhibit halls. Aquabotix CEO, Durval Tavares was in attendance, and we’re pleased to announce that an Endura 100 AQ Remotely Operated Vehicle was on display this year at the event.
One of the major themes emerging from Aqua Nor 2017 was the desire for fish farms to access the IoT (Internet of Things), also known as “Remote Farming”. Equipment which was once analog, such as fish feeders and underwater camera systems and underwater probes are beginning to connect to the internet in a meaningful way. In Norway, aquaculture operations often have multiple sites stretching up and down the coastline; and managing multiple sites from a central location means an increased desire for internet connected systems. Norweigan company SBS Teknikk specializes in connecting fish farms with smart technology solutions such as Aquabotix’s Endura 100 AQ ROV, and AquaLens Connect Underwater Camera System, providing farms with a live underwater view from multiple locations simultaneously.
To learn more about Aqua Nor, visit them here. To learn more about SBS Teknikk, visit them here.