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UMITRON is a Singapore and Japan based deeptech company whose aim is to solve worldwide food and environmental problems by empowering aquaculture through technology. We build user-friendly data platforms for aquaculture by using IoT, satellite remote sensing, and AI. Our technology helps farmers improve farm efficiency, manage environmental risks, and increase business revenues. Our final goal is to utilize computer models in combination with aquaculture to help the world sustainably and efficiently deliver protein in a human-friendly and nature-friendly way. Ultimately, we aim to “install Sustainable Aquaculture on Earth”.. Salelite, remote sensing and Iot; Create computerized aquaculture
Collect all data related to aquaculture and build a sustainable aquaculture computer model. In order to simplify those process, Umitron is trying to automate the valuation of movables using technologies such as image analysis by AI. Also, Umitron is now developing the system to get necessary data for analysis remotely by applying the IoT technology cultivated in the development of UmiGarden®. Aquaculture technology provider UMITRON launches Fish Appetite Index (FAI), the world’s first real-time ocean-based fish appetite detection system.
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UMITRON has developed the Fish Appetite Index (FAI), the world’s first real-time ocean-based fish appetite detection system. Advanced machine learning algorithms analyze video data collected directly from farm sites to calculate fish appetite. This allows farmers to make data-driven decisions when feeding their fish.
UMITRON is installing the FAI with existing customers and looking for partners in Europe and abroad who are interested in using data analytics to improve their feeding operations.
UMITRON will be present at both AquaNor in Trondheim Norway from August 20-23, and at the Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo in Tokyo, Japan from August 21-23.
UMITRON PTE. LTD. (Location: Singapore, Co-founder / Managing director Masahiko Yamada) launches Fish Appetite Index (FAI), the world’s first real-time ocean-based fish appetite detection system. UMITRON FAI uses efficient machine learning and image analysis techniques to extract relevant data that can then be used to accurately quantify fish appetite. FAI software has already been rolled out to existing customers to optimize their feeding operations.

Over the past twenty years the aquaculture industry has been expanding at an exponential rate with annual production tripling during this brief time span. This rapid expansion has largely been driven by strong demand from both an ever-increasing global population, and increasingly affluent consumers in Asia looking for healthier sources of protein. At the same time, however, aquaculture feed prices have also risen dramatically due to a lack of key ingredients such as fish meal and fish oil. This presents an ever-growing challenge for farmers since feed costs account for a majority of their operational overhead. Farmers must walk a tight line—underfeeding their fish risks lower growth rates and slower time to market—while overfeeding increases costs and potentially harms the environment. In some cases, a farmer only has a limited amount of time to feed and observe each cage before needing to move onto the next one. New technologies such as IoT devices and machine learning offer farmers a solution to improve their feeding operations with the use of efficient data analytics.

FAI takes the guesswork out of fish feeding. The FAI algorithm takes in the same visual information that humans would and then scores fish appetite and presents it in an easy to understand chart. When used in tandem with a smart feeder such as UMITRON CELL, the feed time intervals and amounts can be automatically adjusted with minimal human interference. Farm operators can utilize FAI to fine-tune their feeding schedules, ensuring fish are always satiated. This is easily done via their smartphones with the UMITRON app, where they can check and remotely adjust feed settings based on the FAI feedback.

FAI benefits farmers by reducing wasted feed, improving profitability as well as environmental sustainability. Additionally FAI improves farmers work life by eliminating the need to be out on the water during dangerous conditions. Many smallholder farmers work seven days a week, only taking a rest for emergencies or special occasions. FAI in combination with technology such as CELL allows farmers to stay onshore during weekends while still keeping a close eye on their fish stocks. Furthermore, it reduces the need for every employee to be an expert at feeding and instead frees workers to focus on other tasks that improve fish welfare. Ocean data at your fingertips
High-resolution satellite data service for aquaculture industry

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