Although the project is a bit held back by the COVID19 crisis, that does not mean everything has come to a full stop. We talked earlier about Alan Miranda’s automation switch. Teaming up with Wellinton Camboim, another assistant on the TAF project, they applied for an incubation scheme at Univali, a University with a campus … Continue reading Fish Labs spinoff
On Wednesday we went on field visits to two farms. We felt that it was necessary to visit the farms again, to have a better understanding of the functioning of the farms and ask follow-up questions from the first visit. Furthermore, we now had more people accompanying us, most importantly the research assistants, who got … Continue reading Field visits
Third workshop and interviews
In february we did our last workshop for this project (although there might be a fourth one depending on extending the project). Our goal for this workshop was threefold: give an update on the existing research, visiting farms, and interview all stakeholders about their experiences with the project. Three British team members were on this … Continue reading Third workshop and interviews
Looking back and looking forward
After the third workshop, we can say that important work has been done but a lot needs to be done. We need to finish the software, and the team in Brazil in working hard on it. Furthermore, we are crosschecking the dissolved oxygen data from the Seneye sensor with a manual sensor. This is a … Continue reading Looking back and looking forward
Lights out and action!
Last week, prof. Ram went to present a paper at the IEOM (International operations and engineering management) conference in Toronto. The project was quite well received and interesting discussions followed, especially on how to keep the project going after it ends and how it can really benefit farmers. Unfortunately, a power failure led to the … Continue reading Lights out and action!
Returning to the UK: evaluation of the visits
I am flying out today (I am sitting at the airport in Navegantes now) but will pass via Rio de Janeiro and Porto, Portugal (I studied there so I will make the best of a layover). Dr Tahmina will fly later today via São Paulo. The visit was very useful: we got to see talk … Continue reading Returning to the UK: evaluation of the visits
Splitting up and visiting three farms
Because we had not heard from prof. Joaquim yet, we had accepted an invitation by Ofélia Campagotti, one of the farmers who was at the workshop, to visit her farm. However, prof. Joaquim managed to arrange two visits as well so we decided to split up: Dr Tahmina would go with prof. Joaquim and prof. … Continue reading Splitting up and visiting three farms
Free day: going to Florianópolis!
Today we had planned a training session with Seneye over Skype so the research assistants could learn more about the system and ask questions for the development of the automation switch and derived applications. Unfortunately that got cancelled due to illness of the Seneye representative at the last minute. The second part of the day, … Continue reading Free day: going to Florianópolis!
Dr. Tahmina Ajmal and I travelled to Brazil for the second workshop and arrived yesterday morning in Balneário Camboriú. The goal of this second workshop is to inform local stakeholders how the project is going and use insights from the field visits that we gained in the UK as well as talk about the technology … Continue reading Second workshop
Installing the first system
Last week I went to Brazil. It was a bit hectic so I am only just now writing everything down. I had been to Brazil a few times but that was in Rio de Janeiro. This was my first time in the south of Brazil. The climate is more moderate than in Rio but still … Continue reading Installing the first system