Proven Solution: Data Monitoring and Collection

The Client

The new $2M Curtin Aquatic Research Laboratories (CARL) is located in the Technology Park research facility, an external facility of Curtin University, Western Australia. It offers the rare opportunity for emerging aquatic scientists and researchers to complement theory with hands-on experience. CARL brings the fields of aquaculture, resource management, seafood science and aquatic ecology together under one roof. Here, cutting edge research into intensive ﷯aquaculture methods and standards will reap significant rewards to the industry and provide specialist consulting opportunities for the University.

Data Collection and MonitoringEffective Results

The use of the GPAC System™ has greatly reduced the workload in data collection and increased the accuracy of data available to the team by removing rekeying errors and double handling. With 24 hour automated monitoring, more extensive and accurate data is captured and available for analysis. The acknowledgment by the WA Fisheries Department that CARL represents a “biosecure” aquatic facility, in effect making the labs a benchmark for keeping exotic aquatic animals in Western Australia.

The GPAC System™ is also used by the Australian International Gravitational Observatory as well as the WA Department of Fisheries for research based monitoring and control of research projects.

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why the GPACSystem(tm)

Why the GPACSystem™?

The GPACSystem™ is a unique software platform that allows remote monitoring and control of any fixed or mobile camera or device. Real time video and data can be securely accessed from a standard web browser either on a computer or mobile phone, from any chosen location. Data is automatically logged and an audit trail created on the GPACSystem™ database.

  • Easy to expand for other sensors and actuators
  • Totally flexible for incorporating new sensors into research activities
  • Automatically alerting and action response
  • Audit trail of sensor and video activity

Use of the GPACSystem™ greatly reduces the time wasted manually capturing research data and re-entering into a database. This ensures data integrity, protection of IP and frees up participants for thought leadership. Operators can access and modify setup and add/remote devices without specialized expertise.