As part of AQUAEXCEL2020, standardised guides and new tools for aquaculture research are being developed, including a dedicated e-infrastructure which will support both actual and virtual research experiments.
A virtual laboratory has now been developed which can simulate experiments with fish and receive data on expected growth and water quality. Based on numerical modelling, it allows in silico testing of experimental protocols with a user-friendly interface, prior to their practical application. The overall goal of the virtual laboratory is to assist in optimizing the use of experimental resources and improve experimental design and test power.
You can access the virtual laboratory at: ae2020virtuallab.sintef.no
More information on the implemented models and species can be found on the site, and a helpful experiment wizard will help you configure your first experiments. Feel free to create a user account and start experimenting today!