SpectraLice nominated for the Innovation Award at Aqua Nor

Our automatic sea lice counter SpectraLice has been nominated for the 2019 Nor-Fishing Foundation Innovation Award. Ecotone is one of three finalists selected by the jury from 30 applications submitted by tech companies all over the world.  Degree of innovation a key factorThe Innovation Award goes to the company who, according to the jury, has developed the… Read more »

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Hyperspectral habitat mapping using USV – unmanned surface vehicle

A group of researchers at NTNU, Trondheim Norway, has conducted a pilot study where a hyperspectral sensor developed by Ecotone was used for mapping shallow-water habitats. The habitats mainly consisted of photosyntetic organisms, such as kelp and coralline algae. A USV was used as platform carrier. The results are published in the journal Remote Sensing.… Read more »

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Sensor technology and marine archeology

Underwater Hyperspectral Imager (UHI) –  an essential tool for mapping of deepwater shipwrecks. More information (In Norwegian, log-in required): https://www.dn.no/avisen/DN_2018-07-20/25          

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UHI as a new tool for marine archaeology

NTNU has used UHI from Ecotone to identify typical findings at a shipwreck. They have combined laboratory work with field studies in Trondheimsfjord. This is a new and exiting use of the technology.       Link til Applied Optics

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Conferences and Exhibitions where you can meet with Ecotone

    Ecotone will be at this conference in Trondheim 7-9 May and we will have a speech of:      

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UHI from Ecotone used in mapping of manganese nodules at 4200 meters

UHI from Ecotone has been used in a research cruise in the Pacific  lead by Geomar Institute. The results are promising for the use of UHI as a tool for mapping minerals on the seabed.   If you want to read the paper follow link: :
https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0034425718300300

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UHI on the frontpage of Applied Optics

Our friends at NTNU  had an interesting article in Applied Optics in December 2017 . The hyperspectral images were so striking that they got the whole frontpage. Another example on how the technology from Ecotone can be used. Thank you to: Geir Johnsen og Aksel Alstad Mogstad.

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Impact to seabed by SalMar’s offshore cage to be documented by Ecotone

Ocean Farm 1 is the world’s most advanced cage, and the first ever offshore cage. Moving fish farms offshore is a bold idea, and the theory is that water replacement is much better offshore, which will minimize the facility’s environmental footprint on the ocean floor. Ecotone is set to document whether the actual results are… Read more »

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Hyperspectral mapping of calcareous algae

Calcareous algae are a widely distributed and ecologically important organism group. Scientist from Norwegian University of Science and Technology have now characterized the optical signatures of a set of species. The work is carried out using underwater hyperspectral imagery. The results were recently published in the peer reviewed journal Applied Optics. Aksel Alstad Mogstad and… Read more »

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Pipeline Inspection using Underwater Hyperspectral Imager

Ecotone is developing a tool for effecient detection of damages on subsea pipelines. The project is organized through the DEMO 2000 program financed by the Research Council of Norway and industry partners. Read more here.  

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Salmon lice detection

SpectraLice is our system for automated detection and counting of salmin lice. The equipment is designed to be installed in the fish cages and report lice numbers on the fly.

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