Manolin offers advanced aquaculture risk forecasting model for Norway’s salmon farmers
Bergen, Norway-based aquaculture analytics company Manolin has begun to offer risk forecasting and centralized data archives for salmon farmers across Norway.
Manolin, a 2018 graduate of the Hatch start-up accelerator, began by offering a predictive tool to identify farms at risk for pancreas disease (PD) and sea lice events. In March 2019, it launched Innsikt to help salmon farmers track, compare, and improve sea lice treatment strategies.
Now, the company more advanced data analytics and risk forecasting.
“With unprecedented types and quantities of data, Manolin’s membership gives a holistic view of farm health to help farmers make tough daily production decisions and build more effective regional collaboration,” the company said in a press release. “A healthier farm means a more resilient business – and a healthier ocean.”
By combining geospatial analysis and machine learning models with production data, Manolin aims to provide farmers with a “more holistic view of farm health,” it said.
“After two years of development, talking with farmers across the country, we see again and again that they are not getting the full value of all the great work they have done in collecting data,” Manolin CEO Tony Chen said. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for farmers to not only make tough daily production decisions but build long-term strategy.”
Manolin integrates data on production, health, inventory, growth, feed, mortality, treatments, oxygen, and salinity, to give its customers a comprehensive data archive broken down by site, generation, and cage. Manolin members can also receive custom reports that offer a deeper dive into production analysis and industry trends.
Furthermore, its platform is capable of integration with Clarify (Searis) and Mercatus (ScaleAq), Chen said.
Blom Fiskeoppdrett Chairman Torbjørn Gjelsvik said better utilization of big data, along the lines of what Manolin is performing, will be necessary for Norwegian salmon farming sector to advance.
“As an organization, we’re looking not only to identify critical areas of improvement but to use data as a central point to test and validate business decisions that must be made for our company to maintain its sustainability and success in the long run,” he said.
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