Cross Border Business Opportunities Creation Empowered by Modern IT and IoT Technologies (KA4033)


Aquaculture is an important and fast growing industry of Karelia and Finland. Due to abundant water resources, shared border and close climate conditions, both Finland and Karelia have large potential to sustain growth of aquaculture industry.

To meet the growing needs and solve the problems, the aquaculture industry should to use modern and innovative technologies and solutions. Rapid growth of IT, rise of IoT allow to improve interaction with suppliers, consumers and partners, provide continuous monitoring of production processes, automate control, etc. Finally, it gives opportunities to improve business efficiency, reduce prime costs, improve competitiveness and low environmental impact of aquaculture`s small and medium enterprises.

Our Project is planning to solve the problem of technological, business and environmental sustainability of aqua-culture (AC) SMEs in Republic of Karelia (Karelia) and Finland by empowering these SMEs with innovative solutions of Internet of Things (IoT) and Modern Information Technologies (mIT).


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Start - 30.10.2018
End - 31.12.2020

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The overall objective is Increased CB economic interaction and trade.

We’ll be achieving this through our specific objective: CB business opportunities created for AC SMEs through adaptation of
innovative IoT/mIT.

We address the problems by adapting IoT/mIT, developing ready-to-use solutions with focus on system operation, on-line monitoring
and water pollution control, and building CB awareness about the solutions itself and IoT/mIT opportunities among the SMEs,
constructing CB cooperation network and Business Synergy Portal. We are focusing our work on improving AC SMEs technological
capabilities, business competitiveness and lowering their environmental impact.

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The examples of the problems which can be solved using IoT/mIT are following:

1. When using closed water systems, one of the main challenges is to build and maintain a constant quality of recycled water in
the system (oxygen, nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, other indicators).

At the same time, taking the production process as a whole, the recycled system inside is far from being invariable: difference
of the cleaning system load depends on the caviar, larvae, fish growing, while hydrochemistry quality indicators differ depending
on fish weight, feed volume, water temperature. An IoT/mIT based solution with the support of a special mathematical model can
perform a water quality monitoring and control to support technological lines of closed water systems and water recycling in
aquaculture production.

2. Design of fish tanks and selection of their placement in open water; control of fish tanks relative to wind, wave and ice conditions,
and their effect on AC.

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Institute of Applied Mathematical Research of Karelian Research Centre Russian Academy of Sciences


Project Manager: Pechnikov Andrey, Chief Researcher, Laboratory of telecommunications IAMR KarRC RAS

Contact Person: Evgeny Ivashko, Senior Researcher and Head of High-performance Data Center

    Official address: IAMR KarRC RAS 11, Pushkinskaya str. Petrozavodsk Karelia Russia

    Postal address: IAMR KarRC RAS 11, Pushkinskaya str. Petrozavodsk Karelia 185910, Russia


    Telephone number:+7 (8142) 78-11-08

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