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About Us

ADPAC aims to transform Chinas aquaculture sector through digital industrialisation. 

Urgent development is currently needed in the Chinese aquaculture sector. Aquaculture operation is extremely labour-and resource-intensive, with figures 20 times higher when compared to Europe. Combined with an aging workforce, the sector is becoming unsustainable. 

Focusing on digital precision, ADPAC addresses the economic development of China by providing scalability and efficiency. It will transform traditional small-scale, labour-intensive production to an industrialised highly efficient one. Working conditions, food safety, environmental impact and resource consumption can all be improved through monitoring and automation using digital technologies. 

Our Partners

Chelsea Technologies Ltd


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Chelsea Technologies designs and manufactures ingenious environmental monitoring technology to make the world safer, cleaner and smarter. Our best-in-class sensors and systems are trusted for the sensitivity, accuracy and reliability. We’ve built our unrivaled specialist expertise over 50 years, and apply this to every engineering challenge.

Dr John Attridge -
+44 (0) 2084 819028

University of Surrey


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UOS has the world-leading 5G research based in the 5G Innovation Centre that has received over £80 million funding in the past 5 years. At the same time, UOS has expertise in data analytics and modelling, data-driven process control and optimisation. Interaction between these two areas has also resulted in recent work in industrial internet-of-things funded by the EPSRC and through several industrial PhD/EngD projects (including one with PEL). A 5G-based prototype IoT system is being developed on a pilot scale manufacturing process, a £1.5M facility co-funded by ExxonMobil and the University. The 5G Innovation Centre is equipped with all necessary hardware and software facilities for this project.

Dr Tao Chen -

+44 (0) 1483 686593

Perceptive Engineering Ltd


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Perceptive Engineering has a clear mission: to improve the efficiency of complex manufacturing and treatment processes, using robust and powerful statistical tools, combined with leading-edge academic thinking.

Our Process Control, Process Monitoring and Process Optimisation engines will uncover and exploit every opportunity to improve your Key Performance Indicators, such as energy - potentially reducing carbon footprint, yield - manufacturing more product to specification, efficiency - higher throughput via process optimisation, without compromising safety, reliability or cost.

Using our award-winning Advanced Process Control software platform, we model systems and applications off-line before deploying tried and tested solutions within real-world operations.

We are a team of experienced control engineers, entrusted by companies around the world to solve the manufacturing challenges of today and develop the efficient processes of the future.

The result is a process optimised to meet the targets you set, where the capability of your assets is the only limit.

Mr David Lovett -

+44 (0) 1925 607150

University of Bedfordshire


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UOB has a world leading research in the areas of data visualisation and analytics through extensive funding from EU/H2020.  We bring to the team interdisciplinarity by involving two research centres from University –a) the Institute of Applicable Computing (IRAC), where the Centre for Sensing, Signals and Wireless Technology (SSWT) has extensive experience in sensors design and data analysis; and the Centre for Visualisation and Data Analytics (CVDA) that, developed innovative technologies for visual data exploration targeting Big Data; b) the Business Management Research Institute, where the Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC) undertakes high quality and innovative research which aims to help business to effectively implement ICT and maximise their added value. BISC also has well-established research collaboration with CAU in intelligent aquaculture systems.​

Dr Tahmina Ajmal -

+44 (0) 1582 489221

China Agriculture University 


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China Agricultural University is the only aquaculture IoT technology innovation team of the Ministry of Agriculture. It has the Beijing Agricultural Internet of Things Engineering Center and the Ministry of Agriculture Precision Fisheries Science Experiment Base.  In addition, the China-EU Center for Information & Communication Technologies in Agriculture (CICTA) of China Agricultural University as a base for international technology cooperation was established in 2009 by the national Ministry of Science and Technology. The Center mainly focuses on research and development of agricultural internet of things (IoT) and related products like sensing, wireless network, intelligent processing, agriculture system integration and the information service technology. CICTA has successfully completed more than 50 international or national projects on fish farming, and collaborated with more than 60 demonstration fish farms distributed all over China in digital innovation.

Dr Yingyi Chen -

+86 106 2737714

Guolian Aquatic Products Co


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The Guolian Nansan shrimp Factory Farming Demonstration Base is located in the southwestern part of the Nansan Island Tourist Area, one of the top ten most beautiful islands in Guangdong Province. It faces the east coast of Zhanjiang Bay and Pacific Ocean. It has superior geographical and water quality environment.

The Nansan Base covers an area of 66ha, with the international SGS as the construction standard. In 2008, it passed the Inspection qualification of the provincial-level shrimp seed multiplication farm in Guangdong Province. In 2011, it was awarded the title of “lobal Shrimp Model Base” and also passed the qualification examination of the Ministry of Agriculture. In 2003, it became a national breeding farm for shrimp. The construction project for Nansan Base factory farming has two phases. The first phase of the project has been completed and put into operation in 2016, which is  one of  the largest  and most advanced shrimp factory farming in China. Th Base has different kinds of equipment such as Micro-filters, protein Skimmers, bio-filter, are used for the water recirculating aquaculture, which significantly Improves the utilization of pond water and biosecurity. The second phase started at 2019, based on the advanced farming concept of “Phased Farming and Digital Agriculture”, and equipped with Intelligent Feeding Machine, Multiparameter Water Quality Online Detection System, Underwater Intelligent Imaging System and INtellignt Temperature-Controlled RAS Circulating Water System to achieve smart shrmp farming with 5G.

Prof Dequan Qiu -

+86 510 4770008

Laizhou Mingbo Aquatic Co.


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Laizhou mingbo aquatic co.,Ltd is a high-tech enterprise specialized in the development of marine fish and shellfish, healthy ecological breeding and the construction of marine pasture. The company was founded in 2000, the registered capital is 30 million yuan, covers an area of 300 mu, the sea area of 125,000 mu, the factory breeding and aquaculture area of 60,000m2, the staff of 200 people. At sea, we have built 200 steel cages, 40 recreational and seawear-resistant breeding cages, and one large pipe pile ecological seine net with a circumference of 400 meters, with a water body of 470,000m3. We are building an intelligent leisure seine net with a perimeter of 160 meters. We are now the national semi-smooth tongue sole original breeding farm, the national modern fishery seed industry demonstration farm, the largest grouper breeding base in north China, the only Spotted knifejaw Oplegnathus punctatus breeding base in China, etc. We breed and promote 10 million larvae such as grouper, Spotted knifejaw and half-smooth tongue sole every year, and carry out ecological breeding of high-quality commodity fish by land and sea for 1,000 tons annually, which are sold well in China, Japan and South Korea. We are building a modern agricultural clam industrial park in laizhou city, and building a breeding, marine bottom sowing culture and deep processing base for clams.​

Mr Jieming Zhai -

+86 535 2743518

Ocean University of China 


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Ocean University of China (OUC) is a comprehensive university with particular strengths in fisheries science and oceanography. In 2017 OUC was included in China’s plan of building “Double First-Rate” universities, having previously also been on the list of “Project 985” universities (a list of China’s top 40 universities) and “Project 211” institutions (of China’s top 100 universities). Ocean University of China has one of the best fisheries education in China. According to the ESI database, OUC has reached the top 1% of the most-cited universities and scientific institutions globally in fisheries-related the fields (Plant & Animal Science, Agricultural Science, Biology & Biochemistry, and Environment & Ecology). The Aquaculture Ecology Lab in Fisheries College is an important part of the Key Laboratory of Mariculture, Ministry of Education. In this project, this laboratory will focus on the study related to the dynamic changes of environmental factors in aquaculture system and their interactions with cultured animals, establishment of the dynamic water quality regulation model, clean water recognition technology and development of the high efficiency water purification technology and facilities in marine recirculating aquaculture system.​

Prof Shuanglin Dong -

+86 532 82032435

Chongqing Academy of Agricultural Sciences


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Chongqing Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) is founded in 2006, includes 14 institutions, mainly carry out basic research on agricultural science and technology, the protection of agricultural resources and ecological environment, agricultural machinery and engineering technology, etc. CAAS is mainly responsible for the task of the precise and automatic control of key technologies and equipment in aquaponics. We carried out the research on the treatment technology of fish-farming tail water aiming for the circulating use based on aquaponic system, and one pilot aquaponic system was built. The research on the closed loop mode for the high density fish-farming, development of smart control system for aquaponics and R&D of detector for rapid detection of water quality are also on our to-do list.

Mr Lihong Gao -

+86 108 2106755

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