Safetec contributes to safer aquaculture operations
The Norwegian aquaculture has great potential for further growth, but the industry is facing safety challenges. The challenges are predominantly due to high injury and fatality rate, a high mortality rate of fish due to biological hazards and treatments, and fish escape.
Safetec has been involved in a research project “Reducing risk in aquaculture” . One task is to develop an integrated risk management framework to ensure safe aquaculture operations. In the project, we have been working on several topics, including
- the methods for risk modeling of critical aquaculture operations,
- the definition of a major accident in the fish farming industry,
- the hazard identification methods for autonomous marine systems and operations,
- the application of data mining techniques to support aquaculture operational decisions.
Recently we have published two journal articles in Safety Science, please feel free to read them here:
Yang, X., Utne, I.B., Holmen, I.M., 2020. Methodology for hazard identification in aquaculture operations (MHIAO). Safety Science 121, 430-450.
Holen, S.M., Yang, X., Utne, I.B., Haugen, S., 2019. Major accidents in Norwegian fish farming. Safety Science 120, 32-43.