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Advancing digital precision aquaculture in China

Chelsea has been awarded funding via Innovate UK and the Newton Fund to embark on a three year project, Advanced Digital Precision in Chinese Aquaculture. The project is a collaboration between the Chinese Agricultural University, University of Bedfordshire, University of Surrey and Perceptive Engineering Ltd.

The aim of the project is to design, build and trial a sensor suite for monitoring water quality in fish farms. The system aims to use 5G wireless connectivity for real-time data transmission, a capability provided by the University of Surrey. This data will be available on a web-hosted GUI, provided by Perceptive Engineering Ltd. The system will be based on Sea Sentry, our flow-through cabinet for monitoring hydrocarbon levels in exhaust gas wash water in the shipping industry. The new system will incorporate our offerings in water quality monitoring, targeting issues such as Harmful Algal Blooms and sewage pollution. The system will primarily be developed for both salmon and shrimp farms.

The ultimate aim of the project is to increase the digital capability in Chinese aquaculture. Precise water quality monitoring will help to inform farm operators on best practices and will help to reduce losses associated with water quality issues. 


Advancing digital precision aquaculture in ChinaImage Credit: Flickr/ Jack Parkinson

COME AND SEE US AT OCEAN BUSINESS: Want to know more about our work in the Aquaculture sector – Pop by Stand T8 at @OceanBusiness #OceanBusiness and speak to Sam Kirby or one of the team.

For more information please contact: 

Sam Kirby, Marine Sales Manager Tel +44(0)208 481 9026
Sam Kirby, Marine Sales  Manager
Mobile: +44(0)7825 688764 
Tel: +44(0)20 8481 9026  

Media contact: For more information / high resolution image, please contact  Ellen Keegan, Tel: +44(0) 208 481 9019.


Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) is a leading manufacturer of sensors & systems for the maritime, marine science, water environmental, defence and process control markets. With over 50 years' experience, CTG specialises in optical, acoustic and physical sensors measuring algae, bacteria, hydrocarbons and water clarity. 


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