Department of Engineering Cybernetics

Fisheries and Aquaculture Systems

Havanlegg

Fish and other seafood represent an abundant and increasingly important source of healthy food for a growing world population. Observing and understanding the dynamics of the oceans as well as managing, harvesting and culturing its resources in sustainable ways require knowledge and smart technological solutions.

Our research on fisheries and aquaculture systems focuses on how engineering cybernetics and its accompanying enabling technologies such as automatic control, smart sensors and monitoring systems, can be applied to better understand the processes of the sea and enhance the design and operation of marine biological production and harvesting systems. Important topics include systems biology, mathematical modelling of biological processes and production systems, aquaculture process control, underwater robotics, marine instrumentation and aquatic telemetry.

Applications

  • Foto: Geir MogenModelling and simulation of the physiology, behaviour and growth of fish and plankton
  • Control systems for fish and plankton production processes
  • Specialised instrumentation and sensor solutions for aquaculture systems
  • Smart technologies for ocean observation
  • Acoustic fish telemetry and underwater communication

Key Researchers

Jo Arve AlfredsenAssociate Professor Jo Arve Alfredsen

 

Morten AlverAdjunct Associate Professor Morten Alver

 

Martin FøreAdjunct Associate Professor Martin Føre

 

PhD students

Sheng Yan Sheng Yan

 

Waseem Hassan Waseem Hassan

 

Kristbjörg Edda Jónsdóttir Kristbjörg Edda Jónsdóttir