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Seneye Sensors Advances Aquatic Welfare to Aquaculture

In the realm of aquaculture, meticulous monitoring of water parameters is essential for optimizing yield and ensuring environmental sustainability. Seneye’s Gen2 Sensor, the latest innovation from Seneye, has recently been developed, advancing their generation 1 sensor, and resulting in a compact, lightweight, multiparameter, smart water monitor for wider applications than just aquariums.

Matt Stevenson, founder, and his passion for aquatic life led to the creation of a patented aquarium filtration. Following the global sales of aquariums a need surfaced for an affordable water monitoring device that specifically detected toxic ammonia at very low levels to prevent fish mortality. Therefore, Matt and the team invented Seneye’s small IoT-based optical sensors for aquarists before the terms IoT and cloud were even around.

Amidst global reflection on the importance of local ecosystems in 2020, Seneye recognized an opportunity to extend their technology beyond aquariums. This led to the creation of the Seneye Gen2 sensor for wider applications—a significant advancement in optical monitoring technology capable of tracking multiple parameters simultaneously and safeguarding aquatic environments worldwide.

Seneye has a proven track record of providing vital monitoring solutions for commercial aquaculture over the past decade. Clients, including industry leaders like SEDNA, the Native Marine Centre, and Bantry Marine Research Station Ltd, have all relied on Seneye’s expertise to optimize conditions for aquaculture operations. Through collaboration with clients, Seneye identified the need for a cost-effective, multi-parameter, remote monitoring solution. The Seneye Gen2 device addresses this demand by monitoring six key parameters—pH, low NH3, high NH3, temperature, turbidity, and conductivity—with options for additional channels.

Furthermore, what sets Seneye Gen2 apart is its compact size, measuring just 42mm in diameter and 10mm tall, perfect for buoy deployment in open sea fisheries, well boats or discreet monitoring in indoor RAS hatcheries and grow-out farms. The fully integrated solution only requires a small rechargeable battery pack for two months operation avoiding expensive solar.

Compared to traditional water monitoring methods, such as Ion-selective electrodes (ISE) which have their limitations, including drift susceptibility and frequent recalibration requirements, Seneye’s spectrometry-based optical sensor engine provides a more reliable and long-lasting alternative, eliminating the need for wet calibration and offering extended sensor lifespan. Ongoing efforts to implement a drift detection algorithm further enhance operational efficiency, reducing maintenance costs for aquaculture operations. CapEx and OpEx are both greatly reduced along with your environmental footprint; so, helping the planet doesn’t have to cost the earth. Priced at £500, it provides platinum standard for price performance.

Data collected by Seneye’s Gen2 device is seamlessly integrated into a cloud-based system, allowing for customization to meet the unique needs of each client. This ensures that Seneye’s technology not only monitors water quality but also provides actionable insights tailored to specific aquaculture operations.

In summary, Seneye Gen2 represents a significant advancement in aquaculture water monitoring technology, offering reliability, affordability, and adaptability in a compact package. As the aquaculture industry continues to evolve, Seneye remains committed to driving innovation and sustainability in water quality management.


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