'Imagine that every single part of the production and administration was 100% optimal!' (Photo: Cobalia)
OxyGuard, partnered with BioMar and Aller Aqua introduces the first sector-wide digitalisation software for aquaculture
Friday, August 16, 2019, 19:00 (GMT + 9)
The joint partnership between BioMar, Aller Aqua and OxyGuard has developed the first block chainbased software tool, COBÁLIA, with the goal to includes the entire value chain.
With the ambitious task to “completely revolutionise the sector” the venture has set the bar high.
Whereas numerous companies are introducing different versions of digitalisation platforms, machine learning technologies and AI solutions, the common denominator of these is the lack of a unified goal for the sector as a whole.
COBÁLIA is different and will target the entire value chain under the slogan “Improve everything!”.
The software collects data across the value chain and compile them in a cloud solution. Through the cloud database, all measurable data is analysed, collated, recorded, distributed, and exchanged for countless purposes, to create transparency, compute best practices, pinpoint areas of beneficial improvements for production, management and environmental practices and for countless other purposes for all stakeholders in the sector. There are special features tailored for all the individual stakeholders from the primary producers to governmental institutions and NGOs and everyone in between.
For the fish farmer, COBÁLIA is an advanced farm management platform with the included benefits of personal farmspecific feedback from other stakeholders involved. This could be individually tailored advice from the feed company, autogeneration of official reports for authorities, and in the longer run, the built-in AI unit can prognosticate and optimise production possibilities (i.e. intercorrelation between water chemistry and the physical environment for improved growth) and draw best practise conclusion across data from the thousands of farms connected. The feed company can access data on feed performance from thousands of fish farms and evaluate product performance.
The sector wide platform makes it possible to develop numerous add-ons to improve on all measurable aspects in the entire value chain. The data privacy issues are dealt with, and the data owner can determine who can access his data, and has the possibility to anonymize it as well.
With the underlying vision to develop the sector by strengthening the individual businesses, the software is plug-and-play and is compatible with almost all equipment on the market, and the most surprising thing is the very low price to join.
“It has been important for us to create a solution that benefits everyone. Small fish farmers should have the possibility to join in as well as big ventures and large companies, as they too play an important role in the overall sector. If we are serious about bridging the sector, innovations should be accessible for everyone,” says Paw Petersen, CEO of OxyGuard.
The Software platform will be released in January 2020. First official presentation is at Aqua Nor 2019.