Philippines using RS tech for aquaculture

Philippines using RS tech for aquaculture

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Macau, China: The Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), Philippines, presented Asia Pacific Telecommunity SHARE Project, a broadband farm to market ecosystem for fisherfolks, at the 8th Asia Pacific Telecommunication and ICT Development Forum in Macau, China. Under this project, engineering and environmental science researchers designed a floating field device that uses remote sensing techniques tied up with cloud computing and data from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) to create decision support systems and sustainability mapping.
The device can also roam around the lake and measure water clarity, dissolved oxygen, temperature versus depth and even take underwater videos of fish movement. All the measured parameters are fed over a wireless sensor network to a data centre in the community. They will eventually be accessible from cloud technology directly to smart phones, enabling fisherfolks to manage and maintain the aquaculture network.
This way, local people are able to monitor the health of the lakes system. Fishing communities want to make aquaculture, agriculture and ecotourism viable livelihood options for the future. 
The project, funded by the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) aims to create a sustainable lake-based aquaculture environment, which is important to the country’s quest for stable fish food supply. 
Source: Senate of the Philippines