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Sustainable Fish Farming: Development of an Integrated monitoring & control system to maximise production and reduce waste

AQUA-EYE is an autonomous monitoring platform of ambient conditions in fish farms, for remote alerting of sub-optimal conditions in real-time, to minimise waste and maximise production. The technology provides the critical diagnostic function for an online software tool which is already being developed with cloud data storage. The device will provide fish-farmers with real-time information to inform their decision-making when optimising conditions in their fish farms to maximise fish production. This will help minimise waste and loss of fish stocks. The project will involve design, fabrication for the device followed by marine field trials at fish farms located along the Mediterranean Sea Coast. The project is in collaboration with European Research Institutes and Industrial Partners.

Students with a background in engineering should apply with strengths in Arduino programming, sensors and electronics.

Please specify your lab, software and field skills in your CV and list modules taken and their marks. Detail any previous research projects (e.g. dissertations) including the skills used and the mark achieved.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the above PhD topic please follow the steps below:

  1. Contact the supervisor by email or phone to discuss your interest and find out if you woold be suitable. Supervisor details can be found on this topic page. The supervisor will guide you in developing the topic-specific research proposal, which will form part of your application.
  2. Click on the 'Apply here' button on this page and you will be taken to the relevant PhD course page, where you can apply using an online application.
  3. Complete the online application indicating your selected supervisor and include the research proposal for the topic you have selected.

Good luck!

This is a self funded topic

Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. The UK Government is also offering Doctoral Student Loans for eligible students, and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.