Adroit’s data buoy has received certification from MPI
“Murray has also proven incredibly reliable, the combination of Libelium IoT equipment with the Nexens data buoy and In-Situ sonde proving to be ideal for New Zealand conditions,” he said.
Aquaculture is a significant industry in New Zealand, with hundreds of mussel and oyster farms in operation throughout the country. Farm operators are required to constantly test water and shellfish quality, and measure against set criteria to ensure safe harvesting.
MPI compliance requirements for harvesting set a minimum salinity level. And when it’s reached, farmers need to immediately stop harvesting.
“Water salinity is a key measure for Aquaculture. Rain can affect salinity and when salinity drops off, bacteria can increase, which in turn affects the mussels.
“Adroit’s solution allows constant monitoring of salinity and other risks to avoid farms being unnecessarily closed.