IMPAQT underwater acoustic telemetry platform: receiver design
European Aquaculture Society
By 2050 the world population will reach approximately 10 billion people, and it will be required to be supported by an associated increase in the level of food production . Seafood is one of the main sources of nutrition for the world population and consequently, its production should be increased to support the increase in demand. Integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) refers to the co-culture of the aquatic species including the extractive species that use the waste or feed leftovers of other species . IMTA is gaining a reputation as a sustainable aquaculture method that also minimizes environmental impacts and provides economic benefits. To maximize the benefits of IMTA, farmers need to have a good insight on water quality parameters and chemical substances which can be carried out using manual sampling of the water or using off-the-shelf sensors. As part of the European IMPAQT project , we are developing a universal telemetry platform that can be integrated with external sensors to collect the sensory information and transmit them wirelessly underwater to the receiver gateway. At the gateway the data can be saved for manual extraction or on-site data analysis, or can transmit to an inland station using Long Range (LoRa) radios. The proposed telemetry platform enables the farmers to have better and almost real time insight over the IMTA sites as regards various critical parameters.
Biotelemetry , Underwater communication , Underwater sensors network , Underwater sensor node
Jafarzadeh, H., Belcastro, M. and O’Flynn, B. (2021) ‘IMPAQT underwater acoustic telemetry platform: receiver design’, Aquaculture Europe 2021, Funchal, Madeira, 4-7 October.