SpectraLice is a fully-automatic sea lice counter developed for continuous counting and classification of sea lice on farmed salmon without involving handling.
Our aim is to make life simpler for salmon farmers, and to provide better data for decision-making on timing for prevention and delousing.
SpectraLice will provide:
- automatic sea lice counting
- objective and precise data
- status of lice development
- simple reporting
What this means for you:
- fewer hours on the net collar
- less handling of fish
- better overview of lice concentrations
- much better and broader decision-making data
Making life easier on the net collar Manual counting is hard on the salmon and human resources. What’s more, the data compiled from the selection available is limited when counting by hand. Fish welfare is improved when manual handling is avoided – and personnel can spend their time more productively. Our technology is designed to count and report sslmon lice levels automatically. The system gives a broader, more objective and accurate measure of the lice condition in the fish cage. The result is better control of salmon lice levels, making it possible to implement and time the necessary measures on lice infestation preventions and treatments.
SpectraLice sees more than the human eye The SpectraLice sensor sees much more than the human eye. Where the human eye and conventional cameras interpret colours in the visible spectrum, SpectraLice sees light throughout the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Our patented hyperspectral imaging technology makes it possible to count sea lice automatically – and to differentiate between their different stages of development.
SpectraLice takes a hyperspectral image of the salmon, and analyses the colour signature of each pixel, identifying sea lice based on their unique colour signatures. A further development of SpectraLice will also identify lifecycle stage, important data for preventive measures.
SpectraLice at your location SpectraLice is currently in its prototype and test phase, planned to run until the spring of 2018, and we are looking for more salmon farmers interested in participating in pilot projects. Contact us if you would like to be a piloting partner for SpectraLice, or want to be kept updated on the commercial launch. Our technology also makes it possible to monitor and map the seabed under fish cages.