BBC News: Temperature maps from space would ‘boost crop production’.

BBC News – Temperature maps from space would ‘boost crop production’

What – EU does not have this already in place? Or is this a fund raising exercise? 

Back in the 1980s and in South America we had access to NASA satellite pictures of our shrimp ponds in Ecuador. Idea was to use color and heat signature of 30 hectare ponds to calculate water/feed requirements – with feeding by modified crop duster plane and water exchange capabilities for pond algal growth.

It was too expensive and anyway better to have on ground analysis for rapid response – especially in proactive preventative pond culture husbandry. Yes shrimp farming was about growing and maintaining algal blooms in those days and efficiencies on fertilizers and water exchanges. Uneaten feed acted as fertilizer as well. 

This UK announce project seems to be using NASA technology also.

With the advent of agTech localized drones I wonder if this is really necessary for crop production and management. 

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AgTech Landscape 2019: 1,600+ Startups Innovating on the Farm and in the ‘Messy Middle’ – AgFunderNews

Mindful of how shrimp farming is progressing keeping an eye on other food tech is a transferable monitoring strategy..

https://agfundernews.com/2019-06-04-agtech-landscape-2019-1600-startups.html

Comet Inspires Chemistry for Making Breathable Oxygen on Mars | www.caltech.edu

Of course a major problem of Shrimp RAS is gasses in the growing zone and how ventilation is required. Two problems with ventilation : 1. Heat/ energy loss from that put in to run at 28-30 degrees. 2. Not containment biosecure anymore if exhausting gases.

Could eventually something like this have a place in future RAS?

https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/comet-inspires-chemistry-making-breathable-oxygen-mars

Large-scale eco 3D printing made possible by shrimps and cellulose – 2018 media report from 3D Printing Industry

3D printing using chitin for biofilter structures. RAS. Containment. Circular economy. Ag tech.

https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/large-scale-eco-3d-printing-made-possible-shrimps-cellulose-134321/

Independent Robotics – Aqua2 Robots

This is the kit for aquaculture…..imagine…

….video, sampling, corralling fish, harvesting, repair work….

…once it gets cheaper maybe!

http://independentrobotics.com/