European Marine Information was at the Lausanne Innovation and Technologies event from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. We were promoting the development of our platform and the main projects we are supporting in the marine sciences field.
Our vibriosis detection by satellite remote sensing project for a more sustainable aquaculture had a great success with visitors.
Diseases like Vibriosis due to Vibrio anguillarum are known as important issues in aquaculture. Indeed, it causes a huge economic deficit for production of many fish species like sea bream and bass. Satellite remote sensing offers a new possibility to detect bacterial population growth. A link between phytoplankton blooms and vibrio cholerae expansion has already been shown, allowing preventing some cholera epidemics.
Spatial observations could provide both images and predictions to create a model of the possible contaminated areas over time. Based on biological studies and satellite forecasts; it would be possible to predict the next areas potentially contaminated by the bacteria. Those predictions would allow farmers to move their parks outside of the area where the disease is located. Farms are more and more equipped with mobile parks, and it would be an opportunity to optimize their movements. Furthermore, it would also be a way to adjust antibiotic treatments on fishes, showing the best moment to use medicines. This information could be integrated in a fish farming application with other climate information provided by Copernicus system.
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