As part of Work Package 1 ‘Framework Specification and Architecture Design’ SAMS has been leading the completion of two deliverable documents in IMPAQT’s first year. Deliverable D1.1 – Pilots Descriptions and Reference Case Studies for IMTA, provided detailed descriptions of all 6 pilot sites, as well as their motivation for IMTA development and desired improvements under IMPAQT.
Current and intended site monitoring practices (environment and species stock) further informed the technology partners in IMPAQT about monitoring and management needs shared across pilots. This, in conjunction with the review and analysis of reference case studies for IMTA i.e. the current state of the art within and outside Europe, guided the next phase of the project.
Here, deliverable document D1.3 – IMTA System Design Specifications, served as core document for all IMPAQT work packages and partners, collating relevant information to drive the IMTA design and implementation phase. It describes the overall architecture of the IMPAQT platform, specifying infrastructural and technical components to be developed for autonomous real-time data acquisition and management. Furthermore, key parameters to ensure seafood health and safety were identified, and monitoring devices and analytical methods to address those presented.
The information collated in these and other deliverable documents, together with achievements and lessons learnt throughout the project, will allow for an improved monitoring and management of aquaculture sites in the future.
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