November 19, 2020
Umitron launches mobile application for marine farmers
Umitron Pte. Ltd., a Singapore- and Japan-based deeptech company which aims to empower aquaculture through technology, is making it even easier to access ocean environmental data with the release of its Pulse mobile application for Android users this week.
Pulse first launched for aquaculture farmers in late July with the goal of providing a high-resolution ocean map of critical environmental parameters such as water temperature, chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, salinity and wave height. The app now has users all over the world who rely on the service to help them make informed farm management decisions.
Historically, access to ocean data has not been provided in real-time, at high resolutions or in an easy-to-use format. Pulse is a first of its kind application that lets farmers easily check ocean water quality data the same way they check the daily weather forecast, Umitron explained.
"In aquaculture, it is just as important to know what is happening below the ocean's surface as it is to know what is happening above it. All of this is possible thanks to new developments in satellite remote sensing technology and Umitron's commitment to bringing more data to more farmers," the company added.
The Android application and soon-to-launch iOS application provides the same functionality as the desktop version with 48-hour forecasts as well as historical data for all five environmental parameters. Future updates will lead to even higher resolution maps near the coastline as well as new environmental data and improved forecasts.