At Tritech, our products are regularly used within Marine Science and Aquaculture. From mooring and net inspections, to monitoring fish behaviour, to completing site surveys preceding the installation of subsea infrastructure, our products are utilised greatly within Aquaculture and Marine Science.
Some of the key products which have been utilised in Marine Science and Aquaculture include:
Multibeam imaging sonar
Our suite of multibeam imaging sonars, including the Gemini 720is and the Gemini 1200ik, have been used for many years within Aquaculture. One of the key applications within this sector is the monitoring of fish behaviour. Through sonar imaging, it is possible to identify catastrophic fish events as they happen (our multibeam imaging sonars offer video-like sonar data in real-time) as well as measuring behaviour responses to feeding. We have used the Gemini 720is, with bespoke Tritech software, to help fishermen reduce the amount of food going to waste at the bottom of nets and therefore cut costs.
As well as Aquaculture, our sonars are used heavily in Marine Science and Research. We have bespoke software, SeaTec, designed for mammal tracking which is utilised in the prevention of harm to aquatic life when completing tasks such as Windfarm construction. More informaiton on SeaTec can be found here.
Gemini 720ik 360⁰
The Gemini 720ik 360⁰ is a recent development from our talented engineering team and offers a 360° field of view multibeam imaging sonar. The sonar has already been used to prevent harm to aquatic life during the construction of a Windfarm in Japan and with its bespoke software, has been specifically designed to track large animals in water. The sonar covers a large area of water as it has a 360° field of view covering 120m in all directions.
The software deployed with the sonar uses artificial intelligence in the form of deep learning models based on artificial neural networks. These models are used to detect and classify targets of interest to a higher degree of accuracy than previously possible. The models are trained by using previously acquired data and then used in real-time to detect and track targets. By using deep learning techniques, the improvement in identification accuracy reduces the amount of human supervision.
The bathy has been designed with a scientific option for use when a higher degree of accuracy is required. The sensors offers highly accurate readings of conductivity and temperature, resulting in increased performance. The accuracy of the SeaKing Bathy means this sensor is utilised frequently in Marine Science and Research.