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In the beginning of May, NAYS team led by Ioanna Argyrou, and representatives from the Greek demonstration pilot site in Peloponnese, hosted SEA2SEE project’s coordinator Carlos Mazorra and his colleague Gonzalo Perez for a joint meeting where the group was familiarized with  Smartwater’s cloud technology and the preliminary set of activities required for the preparation of pilots sites demonstrations.   

SmartWater made a thorough demonstration of Smartwater Cloud, their AI assisted aquaculture management program and the way it can incorporate all production operations data that is usually generated on the pilot site. The functions of the interface were explained in great detail, while demonstrating progressively all the necessary steps for the management of daily operation of the farm: from setting up an account, choosing a growth model, uploading information for selected cages, projecting growth and feeding to linking the data with a MEDUSA device that monitors the marine environment of the farm, and integration possibilities with AQUAMANAGER. Further on, the team clarified upon data input, specific technical informa­tion that is needed for the proper traceability and storage of data that will later on be uploaded to the SEA2SEE blockchain based solu­tion developed by Tilkal and PAGE UP.

The mee­ting was the first exposure of the Greek pilot site owners to Smartwater Cloud management program used to store, analyze and visualize data from their pilot site, and subsequently record it in the blockchain-based solution. They completed their registra­tion on the cloud platform and started using it on a selected number of cages situated on the site they operate in Trachili, Peloponnese. NAYS maintains regular contact with the pilot site owners and monitors the data sharing ac­tiviti­es.

©Smartwater Planet, Image of Smartwater Cloud Dashboard

©Smartwater Planet, MEDUSA

This event was also a good opportunity for NAYS to begin with the planning and coordination of initial ac­tions for the implementati­on of all use case studies from the different types of seafood environments. This will result in the development of a toolkit to guide and support all demonstra­tion ac­tivities through standardized protocols for data collection and sharing.