Protecting shrimp farms with satellites

Zack Dinh
1 min readJul 12, 2022

Site Monitoring is a versatile service that can be used in a variety of ways. Our favorite use case: helping farmers protect their crop.

Hazard alerts from satellites are the first line of defense for shrimp farms.

Shrimp farms are in constant danger of disease that can be transferred from farm to farm. This happens when a farm discharges wastewater (ponds are drained for harvesting and when crops fail) into the surrounding environment. Issues can arise if nearby farms unknowingly intake this water to fill their ponds.

Using satellites, Site Monitoring detects when nearby farms fill their ponds and predicts when these ponds will harvest. With this knowledge a farm can boost biosecurity by not intaking water at times when high amounts of wastewater will be present. Farmers are also alerted when ponds empty early (indication of crop failure caused by disease).

This farm has stocked in three phases that will harvest August 3–13, and yield 258.8mt of white leg shrimp. Neighboring farms will avoid intaking water at this time to avoid contamination.

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Zack Dinh

Geospatial and earth observation data specialist