Last updated on February 24, 2020
With global fish stocks dwindling around the world, Singapore Aquaculture Technologies (SAT), a subsidiary of Wintershine has launched Singapore’s first smart floating fish farm, powered by Kaspersky and Siemens. The S$4 million aquaculture facility is expected to produce 350 tonnes of fish annually, catering to the needs of Singaporeans for quality fish while also addressing the challenges posed by climate change that has resulted in declining fish populations.
This latest development will help the Republic make great strides in achieving its target of producing 30% of Singapore’s nutritional needs by 2030. With aquaculture identified as a critical sector by the Singapore Food Agency, SAT’s newest farm will help strengthen the country’s food security and reduce vulnerability to the volatilities of the global food economy. It will produce a sustainable protein source that is climate-resilient, high-yield and reliable. At the same time, the opening of this fish farm will also help increase career opportunities for the next generation of job seekers.
The launch of Singapore’s first smart floating fish farm also offers an educational case study into how technology can help support the growth of the agri-food industry, by helping societies prosper with fewer resources. The farm combines advanced technology by using big data, artificial intelligence and video analytics to monitor the fish and detect early signs of disease to increase food productivity. The operation was developed in partnership with Kaspersky and Siemens, who have lent their expertise to help SAT overcome challenges in raising their yield.
“By integrating cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, edge computing and blockchain, Siemens is helping SAT to continuously optimize their operations,” said Raimund Klein, Executive Vice President, Digital Industrial, Siemens ASEAN. “The use of innovative advanced predictive analytics such as machine learning and video analytics helps to predict potential biomass growth and prevent the outbreak of diseases, hence reducing fish mortality. With this, SAT and Siemens are paving the way for scalable, highly flexible and above all environmentally efficient aquaculture across the entire value chain.”
Dr Dirk Eichelberger, Director of Wintershine Asia said, “As we believe in a technology-based approach in aquaculture that handles a lot of data, first our own and later potentially also those of others, it is a must to have cybersecurity solutions we can trust and rely on.”
“We are proud to partner with Wintershine and Siemens on this innovative and exciting initiative that will help put Singapore on the world map in the food and agri-tech sectors. From this example, it is clear that the relevance of cybersecurity is no longer confined to the usual suspects of sprawling industrial complexities, corporations and consumers, but should be principal consideration for every industry. On our part, we will continue to explore how we can continue to deliver tailor-made cybersecurity solutions that consider the evolving business needs of every industry,” said Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director for the Asia Pacific, Kaspersky.
In setting up the systems infrastructure for the smart floating fish farm, Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Nodes was deployed to help secure the facility’s workstations and servers from various types of cyberthreats that can result from human factors, generic malware and targeted attacks.
For more information about Kaspersky’s industrial cybersecurity solutions, please visit https://www.kaspersky.com/enterprise-security/industrial.