Fish farmers ‘must look to space for connectivity’
Fish farmers are being offered increasingly sophisticated technology to provide ever more data on their stock, but much of it is useless without a reliable internet connection which can be hard to find in remoter parts of Scotland.
It’s time to take advantage of satellites, says Kevin Quillien, co-founder of communications scale-up R3-IoT and former head of the spacecraft design team at AAC Clyde Space, where he successfully led the delivery of several satellite projects into orbit for commercial customers. At R3-IoT, he has led on projects aimed specifically at the aquaculture sector.
Here Quillien, who will be speaking at a panel session entitled ‘Solving the connectivity challenge and digitising aquaculture’ on Wednesday, May 4 at 2pm at Aquaculture UK, explains why salmon farmers should reach for the stars.