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SeaState Forecasting Now Live at 26 Cermaq Sites

(Santa Cruz, CA; June 29, 2022) Scoot Science, the forerunner in ocean analytics, announces Cermaq Canada is the first company to unlock the full power of its new forecasting tools in its proprietary SaaS platform SeaState. Cermaq is also the first to activate the Scoot Integrated Welfare Index known as SIWI and to engage Scoot in bespoke analysis projects that helped refine the company’s standard operating procedures. 

SeaState, the world’s first ocean intelligence platform for aquaculture, is now running across 26 Cermaq sites in Canada. Real-time temperature, salinity, and oxygen levels are integrated with publicly available data to produce forecasts with regional and site-specific ocean conditions. The multi-day forecasts of ocean conditions are updated four times per day to give farmers the warnings they need to improve fish welfare, increase survivability, and operate more sustainably and profitably. 

In addition to SeaState ocean forecasts, Cermaq is utilizing SIWI, a first-of-its-kind index that quantifies the cumulative impact of both human and environmental induced stressors on the welfare of the fish. This added layer of insight helps farms take action and plan mitigation for both real-time and forecasted threats. 

SeaState has the power to change the way ocean-based salmon farming operates. Our tools increase survivability, profitability, and sustainability of salmon farms anywhere in the world. We’re collaborating with Cermaq to expand our ocean intelligence toolset to their specific needs. This is the approach we take with all of our clients.

Scoot Co-Founder & CEO Dr. Jonathan LaRiviere

We’ve needed an innovative system that not only connects our variety of data streams, but also makes our data useful. Scoot Science’s work is giving us a new level of understanding of how the ocean conditions affect our salmon and our operations in context of the local environment and our interactions with it. Now our team can easily anticipate and act quickly if a threat is approaching, integrate new innovative hardware solutions with our existing infrastructure, mitigate impacts and maximize the full value of our ocean monitoring efforts.

Dr. Kathleen Frisch, Cermaq

SeaState is hardware and system agnostic, integrating disparate data sources into a single unified platform. The platform's flexible framework enables farms to adopt emerging sensor technologies and integrate those new solutions with systems that have been on site for years.  The fully unified dataset is the backbone of forecasting and analytics that give farms actionable intelligence for streamlining operational decision making and saving fish.

Scoot Science now has customers in Canada and Norway including Grieg Seafood BC, Cermaq CA, and others. The recently released Scoot Science white paper “Green Sharpe: Making Oceans Investable with Integrated Risk & Impact Modeling” dives deep into the solutions available to salmon farmers and impact investors interested in advancing sustainable production of one of the world’s most important and climate friendly sources of protein. 

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About Scoot Science

Founded in 2017, Scoot Science is the forerunner in ocean analytics and forecasting. The team of oceanographers and data scientists are creating the first transparent, comprehensive, data-driven tools measuring the impact and risk of ocean conditions on salmon farms globally. The global high resolution ocean modeling provided by Scoot Science opens up new pathways for impact investors to bring capital to sustainable ocean operations. For more information about Scoot Science, visit and follow on social: LinkedIn, @Scoot_Science on Instagram and @ScootScience on Twitter.

Date Written
Jun 29, 2022
Scoot Science