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.


Fish ID – identification of each individual fish

Health Record

Tracks health development for each fish


Sea lice detection on the entire fish


Tracks growth development or weigh loss


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.

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.

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.

Jakub Pálenik

Senior 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.

Kevin K. Kaldvansvik

Computer Vision Engineer

Completes a M.Sc. in Cybernetics and Robotics at NTNU in December 2021, specializing within autonomous systems. During his studies, he has interned at Scout Drone Inspection, NASA, Equinor and Cognite, working on control systems and computer vision applications.

Vladimir Nosenko

Embedded Platform Lead

Has extensive experience in software development with focus on embedded and control systems in the areas from Aerospace and Telecommunications to the Healthcare and Cybersecurity applications. Holds a M.Sc. in computer science from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnics University.

Tuva Okkenhaug Moxnes

R&D Software Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Cybernetics and Robotics from NTNU. At NTNU she has worked with software for a satellite with a hyperspectral camera, both for the base station and the satellite onboard processing unit. Has also worked on predicion models at Kongsberg Maritime.

Mariusz Perzyna

Senior Software Engineer

Has extensive experience within software development from Mettler-Toledo Cargoscan, Roxar Software Solutions and Cognite, most recently with focus on highly scalable cloud solutions for big data. Holds a B.Sc. in computer systems and networks from Warsaw University of Technology.

Andreas Ravn

Head of Mechanical

Andreas extensive experience within product development and management, taking many products from concept to commercial successes for example within the medical and maritime space, at companies like Kitron, NorSap and Adigo. Andreas holds a Civil Industrial Designer degree from AHO.

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.


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?


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:


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


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.

Software Engineer Machine Learning Infrastructure (MLOps)

  • Design, build and maintain optimized and scalable ML platforms for machine learning and data science teams
  • Build MLOps pipelines to support experimentation, continuous integration, continuous delivery, verification/validation, and monitoring of ML models
  • Work with ML developers to solve complex problems and develop solutions
  • Contribute to evaluation of packages and frameworks in the ML ecosystem
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We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.

Computer Vision Engineer - sustainable fish farming

  • Develop and implement computer vision and machine learning techniques to identify individual fish based on visible biometrics
  • Develop and implement algorithms to precisely measure the size and shape of individual fish based on Multiview geometry
  • Develop and implement algorithms & pipelines to detect sea lice, wounds, and other surface anomalies on fish based on machine learning techniques
  • Work closely with the embedded engineers to implement and deploy applications on high performance edge devices for real time decision making
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We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.


  • Produksjonsplanlegging og produksjonsflyt, hos BioSort og underleverandører
  • Ansvarlig for gjennomøring av kvalitetsverifikasjon av komponenter og produkter
  • Sammenstilling av elektronikk og mekaniske produkter
  • Ansvarlig for BioSorts lager og forsendelser
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iFarm Stocking 2
iFarm 2020 top
iFarm Magnus
BioSort Lab
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BioSort Office People


Teknisk Ukeblad featuring BioSort

Geir Stang Hauge, CEO and Avinash Burla, Head og sensors and software (Photo: Eirik Helland Urke, Teknisk Ukeblad)

BioSort and iFarm development featured in Teknisk Ukeblad. TU describes our goal of cutting mortality for salmon in half and also reviews our testing in commercial size pens autumn 2020, as well as how we are preparing our next sensor prototypefor installation in 2021.

Read more here


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