DigiSal is about systems biology for salmon farming. That means understanding the living fish body as a set of components – gut, liver, muscle and other organs – that both affect each other and depend on each other. Such a systems understanding will help salmon farming in the future to navigate conflicting demands – of sustainability, shifting feed prices, diseases and product quality. The industry needs to develop a flexible, integrated basis of knowledge for rapid response to new challenges.
DigiSal will lay the foundations for a Digital Salmon – a knowledge base of salmon physiology, in the form of mathematical models linked to omics data. And we will begin with the challenges of novel, sustainable feedstuffs.
- Project leader: Jon Olav Vik
- Funding: Research Council of Norway, grant number 248792. DigiSal is part of Digital Life, the RCN’s first call dedicated to systems biology.
- Project home page: Towards the Digital Salmon: From a reactive to a pre-emptive research strategy in aquaculture (DigiSal)