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Can be used to examine near and far field effects of individual or clusters of farms in the coastal shelf where nearshore or open-ocean aquaculture may develop.  The software models farms with multiple, separate cages and multiple farm sites to meet this challenge.

 Aquaculture application: AquaModel allows for proper planning, siting and management of offshore aquaculture farms to monitor and reduce environmental impacts to marine ecosystems.  

Requirements: Technical training and purchase of AquaModel Software

Contributing Partners: EASy

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