University of Plymouth spin-out company, EmbryoPhenomics will soon begin work at Plymouth Science Park on a project funded by the UK Government Marine Management Organisation to develop remote monitoring technologies for juvenile fish. 

The project is being led by Dr Ben Ciotti from the University of Plymouth, working with Dr Oliver Tills and Dr Luke Holmes of EmbryoPhenomics.

The team seek to establish technologies for assessing the importance of different habitat types on fish during their early life stages – when mortality can be very high. By understanding the sensitivities of early life stage fish and their dependence on different habitat types the research project can help to inform how best to conserve wild fish populations.

The project draws on expertise in 3D printing, AI trained computer vision and the Internet of Things and aims to support the deployment of instruments at local coastal sites in 2022.