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OTAQ sets the ball rolling for Sensor Globe in UK and Chile

The Sensor Globe transmits real time data to a user interface. Illustration: Sensor Globe.
The Sensor Globe transmits real time data to a user interface. Illustration: Sensor Globe.

UK marine technology company OTAQ has announced a multi-year distribution agreement for the Canadian-developed Sensor Globe data collection device. It follows completion of a successful development period leading to OTAQ’s first Sensor Globe customer in Chile.

OTAQ will distribute Sensor Globe, used to monitor water quality and fish welfare, primarily targeting both the Scottish and Chilean salmon farming markets.

The Sensor Globe is designed to “flow with the fish” through pumps, pipes, treatments and machinery, measuring the water quality and the physical impact on fish, both of which are essential to fish welfare.

Data, such as dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, acceleration, conductivity, and shock, can be seen in real time via a user interface. Alternatively, the Sensor Globe can simply be left anywhere for months at a time, and its data can then be retrieved for analysis.

Phil Newby: Huge potential in suite of complementary products.
Phil Newby: Huge potential in suite of complementary products.

Range of solutions

OTAQ chief executive Phil Newby said: “The Sensor Globe adds a complementary product to our aquaculture portfolio which builds on the range of solutions already available to our clients. Having secured our first customer for the Sensor Globe in Chile, we are now looking forward to representing the Sensor Globe in our core markets and progressing the market opportunity.

“We see huge potential in the suite of complementary aquaculture solutions given the positive impacts they can have on fish stock welfare and production volumes.”

Sheamus MacDonald, chief executive and co-founder of Sensor Globe developer Sedna Technolgies, said: “We are excited to be working with the team at OTAQ. Partnering alongside their technology in Chile and the United Kingdom will allow for us to collectively further enhance fish welfare during all stages of fish production.”

The Sensor Globe is designed to go where the fish go. Illustration: Sensor Globe.
The Sensor Globe is designed to go where the fish go. Illustration: Sensor Globe.