Fish farming solution is in the cloud

22 Oct 2019

A quick, cost-effective, cloud-based platform, which could solve one of fish farming’s biggest challenges, has received a US$100,000 grant for concept development and testing.

The University of Queensland’s Dr Andrew Barnes is helping bring together years of fish pathogen data, combining it with new pathogen DNA sequences from infected fish, aiming to build a cloud-based service that accurately diagnoses a range of fish diseases.

The team behind the concept was one of five winners in the Inspire Challenge 2019, organised by the CGIAR Platform on Big Data in Agriculture.

The competitive award funds innovative proposals that can help bring the power of big data to small-scale food producers.

Each finalist pitched their idea to a panel of experts at the upcoming Big Data Convention in India’s tech hub Hyderabad, with each winner receiving a grant of US$100,000 to develop and test their concept over the following year.

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