LoRaWAN improves Oyster Farming Quality

  • February 9, 2022
  • William Payne

LoRaWAN is being deployed to improve the farming of oysters. Temperature, clean water, levels of salt in the water are all factors that affect the health and growth of oysters. Environmental IoT provider ICT International has integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices into its water quality monitoring systems for acquaculture to help improve the quality and productivity of oyster farming.

ICT International’s sensors form a part of the Estuary Sensor Platform, a tool built for oyster farmers as part of New South Wales Department of Primary Industries $6.7 million AUD Climate Smart Pilots project. The platform features centralised gateways using LoRaWAN to capture sensor data and uploads it in a Cloud-based system. The data is then visually represented through the ICT Dataview web platform, which allows farmers to view the oyster’s environmental conditions.

Based in New South Wales, ICT International is an environmental IoT specialist that produces a range of LoRaWAN devices to collect high quality acquculture data.

“ICT International’s water quality systems leveraging LoRaWAN deliver near real-time water salinity and temperature data directly into the hands of the oyster farmers,” said Dr Peter Cull, managing director at ICT International. “Data-based management is driving reductions in oyster mortality, increased harvest times and reduced labour costs.”

“The IoT is simplifying and easing workloads more than ever seen before by providing valuable data that helps to efficiently scale most work applications,” said Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “ICT International’s oyster farming sensor solutions are a great example of the value of Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard to smartly monitor the earth’s resources and keep businesses working year-long.”