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BlueEdge Predictive Management for RAS

The BlueRAS project aims to develop a digital platform for the management and monitoring of the daily operations of a fish farm in RAS. Data from sensors that measure water quality, laboratory analysis, daily reports and equipment operation will all be integrated into a single platform to facilitate the supervision of operations. To achieve that, machine learning algorithms will be developed to automate processes and to calculate new indicators to help manage operations, and thus, enhancing scalability and efficiency of RAS.



The management of a Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) is a very hands-on task and depends greatly on the specific experience and knowledge of the farm managers, who need to be familiar with many different systems and processes to manage the various aspects of operations. For production to become viable on a large-scale, RAS must overcome the current lack of technology which fully integrates biological, human and mechanical aspects together with the quality of feed and circulating water in these systems.


  • Sensaway a Portuguese company that is the BlueRAS project promotor and is responsible for the project management and all the technology development (website)

  • Marineholment RASLab is a Norwegian RAS research facility and is a partner of the BlueRAS project representing the end-user and will provide the facilities necessary to implement and test the developed technology (website)

  • Hatch Blue Norway is a Norwegian global innovation and venture company. Hatch is a partner in the project and will bring its business development expertise to help develop the end product business plan and model (website)


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Blue Growth Program

The BlueRAS project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants, in the scope of the program Blue Growth, operated by Directorate-General for Maritime Policy (DGPM), Portugal, under reference PT-INNOVATION-0099.

About EEA Grants

Through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are internal market partners with the Member States of the European Union. As a way of promoting a continuous and balanced strengthening of economic relations and commercial, the parties to the EEA Agreement have established a Financial Mechanism multi-year grant, known as EEA Grants. EEA Grants aim to reduce social and economic disparities in Europe and strengthen bilateral relations between these three countries and the beneficiary countries. For the period 2014-2021, a total contribution of 2.8 billion euros was agreed for 15 beneficiary countries. Portugal will benefit from a budget of 102.7 million euros.” Find out more at

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Project financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, through EEA grants

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