Study on an intelligent management system for aquaponics

Aquaponics is a highly efficient way of farming and is becoming increasingly popular. However, large scale aquaponics still lack stability, standardization and proof of economical profitability. The EU-INAPRO project helps to overcome these limitations by introducing digitization, enhanced technology, and developing standardized modular scalable solutions and demonstrating the viability of large aquaponics.

INAPRO is based on an innovation a double water recirculation system (DRAPS), one for fish, and the other one for crops. In DRAPS, optimum conditions can be set up individually for fish and crops to increase productivity of both. Moreover, the integration of digital technologies and data management in the aquaculture production and processing systems will enable full traceability and transparency in the processes, increasing consumers’ trust in aquaculture products.

In this paper, the innovations and the digitization approach will be introduced and explained and the key benefits of the system will be emphasized.

Read the complete research at

Karimanzira, Divas & Rauschenbach, Thomas. (2021). An intelligent management system for aquaponics. at - Automatisierungstechnik. 69. 345-350. 10.1515/auto-2020-0036. 


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