PerfeCt - Performance of Aquaculture under Climate change is an innovative approach to answer the 'What if?' question when establishing and/or adapting aquaculture sites in the light of climate change.
The pilot aims to provide a tool that helps stakeholders ascertain future conditions relevant to aquaculture at a location of interest via a modular geospatial web application that provides a set of expected attributes useful in estimating aquaculture performance on a given location for a desired IPCC climate change scenario.

The team focused  on calculating 'expected time to market size' for a number of species and estimating the extent to which occurrence of Vibrio species, a pathogen responsible for the majority of infections, could affect aquaculture.

The application accesses three groups of data:

  1. Basic data layers (bathymetry, maps of aquaculture sites, marine protected areas) accessed via Blue-Cloud and other relevant data sources, complemented with our own data sets;
  2. IPCC climate change scenarios of most relevant environmental factors impacting aquaculture;
  3. Parameters for bioenergetic Dynamic Energy Budget growth model available via Add-my-Pet portal.

The data feed two models responsible for outputs:

  1. Dynamic Energy Budget model will predict fish growth as a function of expected environmental conditions;
  2. Vibriosis impact model will predict the extent to which Vibriosis disease outbreaks could be a problem in any given year.

Outputs are displayed as graphical representations, colour-coding, and text.

The application is targeted to everyone interested in aquaculture farming, distribution, and decision-making processes, with the main focus on policymakers, aquaculture farmers, and the general public.

 


The Challenge

WILDCARD - Hack the Blue-Cloud! - Challenge 4

 

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