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Individualized Aquaculture

Establishes a health record for each fish

BioSort iFarm

BioSort iFarm

BioSort's product, iFarm, is a system in development that will monitor the health, lice and growth for each fish in a pen. Individual fish can be removed, for example infection carriers or lice collectors. Only fish with needs will be treated, enabling a shift from group-based operations to Individualized care.

Biometrics

Fish ID  identification of each individual fish

Health Record

Tracks health development for each fish

Lice

Sea lice detection on the entire fish

Biomass

Tracks growth development or weigh loss

Extraction

Removes individual fish, e.g. infection carriers

Data Analysis

Population analysis and feed optimization

About Us

Our mission is to create sensor-based solutions for optimization of fish resources. We want to replace manual inspection and sampling by automated processes and monitoring derived from modern production processes. Our solutions will manage fish on an individual level, creating value and increased sustainability through increased fish welfare and higher production yields.

Experience

BioSort’s team consist of outstanding people with extensive experience within software, computer vision, optics and mechanical product design. The founders of BioSort have a collective experience of over 40 years of product development and technology management from Tomra Systems ASA.

Technology

Machine vision and mechatronics design integrated in challenging environments, is the core competence of BioSort. Our solutions span from embedded AI edge systems and robotic sorting mechanisms, to cloud-based solutions and big data analysis.

History

BioSort was founded in 2010 based on the idea of using machine vision and sorting to separate escaped farmed salmon and wild salmon. In 2015 BioSort refocused its effort towards fish farming and started concept development of iFarm.

Team

Svein Idsø

Working Chairman

Founded BioSort in 2010 after many years as product developer, project manager and business developer in Tomra. He also co-founded Integra International AS, which delivers assistive technology solutions. Holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU.

Geir Stang Hauge

CEO

Worked within product development, sales, service and management in Tomra, e.g. towards the seafood and meat industry. He has also headed global service for Tomra Sorting Solutions. Holds an M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics from University of Washington.

Bernt Saugen

CTO

Founded BioSort in 2010 after twenty years of experience in product development and technology management in Tomra, e.g. CTO of Tomra North America when Tomra established activities in the USA. Holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Wyoming.

Avinash Burla

Head of Sensors and Software

Worked within product development, delivery, and management of sensor, measurement, and inspection systems for Norsk Titanium and the automotive industry. Holds a PhD in Optical Metrology and a Masters in Embedded Systems Engineering, both from University of Stuttgart.

Trude Berg Pedersen

Accounting- and Office Manager

Has extensive experience within accounting, administration, project- and resource management at Azets, IBM Norway, Microsoft Business Solutions and National Instruments. Holds a Bachelor of Management, from BI Oslo.

Johannes Schuck

Computer Vision Developer

9 Holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), with specialization within Computer Vision. He has also worked with human pose estimation and video analysis for contact-less patient monitoring at Philips Medical Systems.

Jakub Pálenik

R&D Software Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Applied Informatics from Masaryk University, with specialization within image processing. He has worked within computer vision in academia and industry, most recently at The Future Group, with VR and AR real-time video applications.

Aksel Bøndo

Specialist Software Engineer

Worked for 10+ years within embedded and real time systems at Data Respons, DEFA and Kongsberg Maritime. Holds a M.Sc. in Embedded Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New York, and Buskerud University College.

Sindre Abrahamsen

Mechanical Design Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU with specialization within marine machinery, as well as added studies in Cybernetics. He has previously worked with Kongsberg Automotive with design of gearboxes and actuators.

Morten Grøsfjeld

Mechanical Design Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. He has worked with development of products from concept to mass production at Flex in Sweden, one of the world’s largest product development companies.

Magnus Tjølsen

Test and Service Engineer

Holds an B.Sc. in Automation Engineering from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, with thesis done at Goodtech. In addition he is a certified electrician and has worked both as an electrician and electrical cabinet builder, lastly with IKM Elektro.

Thomas Sørheim Egge

Test Engineer

Holds an B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Oslo University College. Worked at Tele Radio Group with manufacturing, programming and customizing systems for delivery. Has also worked as a technical coordinator at Scatec Solar.

You

Electrical Engineer

Are you a technical problem solver, open-minded and passionate about product development? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology in machine vision, AI, optics and mechatronics?

You

Senior Software Engineer

Are you a technical problem solver, open-minded and passionate about product development? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology in machine vision, AI, optics and mechatronics?

Sustainability

It is widely recognized that iFarm is a solution that will improve the overall sustainability of salmon farming and reduce its impact on ocean health and biodiversity. iFarm is highlighted in this regard in several publications:

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Individualised farming, which is at the heart of iFarm, truly addresses animal welfare. It will be a game changer for salmon farming as it also will address all the key challenges related to fish health, sea lice and escapes.

- Karl Fredrik Ottem, Head of iFarm project, Cermaq Norway
Sustainable Development Goals
02 Zero Hunger

Sustainable food production systems

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Reduce food losses in production and reduce waste through recycling

13 Climate Action

Lower carbon emissions

14 Life Below Water

Protect coastal ecosystems and reduce marine pollution

BioSort’s Sustainability Goals

Increase fish farming sustainability, fish health and welfare

Enable governments to increase aquaculture

Lower salmon mortality and increased average slaughtering weight

Fully recyclability of BioSort products

Increased low-carbon footprint protein and improved feed conversion ratio

Reduce boat operations in aquaculture

Protect wild salmon from sea lice and escaped farmed salmon

Minimize pollution and effluents from aquaculture

Careers

Join us in developing the solutions of the future

Are you a technical problem solver, open-minded and passionate about product development? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology in machine vision, AI, optics and mechatronics?

We are a development team dedicated to solve some of the most important challenges in aquaculture, something which is very technologically challenging and incredibly exciting. BioSort's success depends entirely on the knowledge and capabilities of our employees. We are always on the lookout for the smartest heads. We have an open company culture, which is characterized by initiative and involvement, giving you great creative freedom. We have fun at work and are concerned that each one is happy in the BioSort family.

If you have questions about job opportunities in BioSort, please contact us at careers@biosort.no.

Open positions

At the moment we don't have any open positions.

We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.

Senior Software Engineer - groundbreaking product development for sustainability

  • Be responsible for research, design, develop, testing, deploy, and operations of application software and user interfaces for the project
  • Contribute to develop tools and libraries required for data services including big data retrieval, data understanding, and data preparation (Ref. Data science methodology)
  • Extend existing software functions or libraries to resolve real-time needs and or to improve performance
  • Contribute to architectural design and solution development encouraging continuous quality improvements
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News

Great partner added to the iFarm development team

From back left: Harald Tronstad (BioSort); Bernt Saugen (BioSort); Tore S Strand (ScaleAQ); Martin Søreide (ScaleAQ); Sindre Abrahamsen (BioSort); Odd Ronald Olsen (ScaleAQ); Noralf Rønningen (ScaleAQ); Karl Fredrik Ottem (Cermaq); Geir Hauge (BioSort); Kjell Hansen (Cermaq). Photo: ScaleAQ.

ScaleAQ is chosen to supply aquaculture equipment for the iFarm project.

Read more here

Contact

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