Deep Vision featured as innovation enterprise in NRK radio news program

Scantrol Deep Vision has been presented in NRK Hordaland radio morning news. The company was featured as one of the entrepreneurs on the west coast of Norway that received financial support from Innovation Norway last year, for the development of its underwater fish monitoring system.

Published: 23 February 2016
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The Deep Vision frame attaches to the trawl net and takes images of all fish passing through the trawl. These are used to determine the distribution of fish along the haul as well as analysed for size and species.

To listen to the radio program, open the NRK news radio program (mp3).

Innovation Norway is the country’s most important instrument for innovation and development of enterprises and business. Companies from the district of Hordaland, which includes Bergen, received a total of 40 million kroner in financial support from Innovation Norway last year, almost double the amount of the year before and more than any other district in Norway.

— We have experienced a considerable increase in applications compared to earlier years — between 70 to 100 percent, which is a lot, says Director of Innovation Norway, Nina Broch Mathisen to NRK.

In the NRK morning news program Scantrol Deep Vision was featured as one of the companies on this list of entrepreneurs from the west coast. Together with Institute of Marine Research in Bergen the company received support to implement its Deep Vision underwater fish sampling system on the institute’s research vessels next year.

— We are happy to receive the acknowledgement of Innovation Norway for this project as we are stepping into the commercial phase of the development, says Marketing Coordinator at Scantrol Deep Vision, Hege Hammersland-White.

The underwater camera system makes it possible to identify and measure fish based on images taken in the trawl. The system represents a revolution in fish sampling and is an invaluable tool for researches mapping the resources along the coast, something that has traditionally been done by bringing the fish onboard the vessels.

— Our current focus is to implement the Deep Vision system for research purposes, but eventually the system will be made available for commercial fisheries. One can only imagine the benefits it will have for the fishermen to be able to survey and sort the catch as it passes into the trawl, says Hammersland-White.

Contact information

Hege Hammersland-White
Marketing Coordinator, Scantrol Deep Vision AS
Phone: +47 55 30 15 19