SINTEF ACE and DIGIRAS joins Nordic Testbed Network

We are welcoming two new testbeds to the network!


Photo: SINTEF ACE (credit: Magnus Oshaug Pedersen, SINTEF Ocean)

The first one is SINTEF ACE that provides an arena where new aquaculture technologies can be designed, developed, and tested in realistic conditions. The other one is DIGIRAS that focuses on developing digital solutions for parameters and processes in digital recirculating aquaculture systems to create a more sustainable fish production.

We got the chance to talk to Deni Ribicic and Finn Olav Bjørnson, contact persons for the two testbeds.

In the context of the digital bioeconomy, what issues do you see as the most important going forward?

– Today, the aquaculture industry has access to massive amounts of data residing in siloed systems that are structured according to their particular application. Moving forward, it is imperative that the industry finds a way to unify, integrate and exchange this data in order to ensure interoperability between systems and increase value creation.

What do you hope to get out of your participation in the Nordic Testbed Network?

– Digitalisation is changing the industry and we hope to learn from the experiences in other domains in order to help and enable the aquaculture industry with their digital transformation.