Fish Activity Monitoring System

What Has Fish Got To Do With Water Quality?

Fish are traditionally used to monitor the quality of water at the waterworks and reservoirs, in addition to other water quality monitoring techniques. The conventional fish tank method is a simple early warning system where observed dead fish would indicate possible variation in water quality. Currently, conventional fish tanks are located at PUB installations such as waterworks, service reservoirs and unmanned stations in the water supply network. All these tanks are monitored manually.

Conventional Fish Tanks for Water Quality monitoring

What is Fish Activity Monitoring System (FAMS)?

PUB and the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) family, are developing a Fish Activity Monitoring System (FAMS) that uses a computer to process video images of fish movements. During incidences of abnormally high number of dead fishes, FAMS will automatically generate an alerts to the operators. With this automated notification, operators will be more effective in their round-the-clock monitoring of the island-wide network of fish tanks.

Concept of the Fish Activity Monitoring System
  1. Round-the-clock monitoring of fish activity for continuous water quality monitoring.
  2. Automated alert generation when suspicious events are observed.
  3. Quicker response time after occurrence of events
Last updated on 2 Sep 2010