As part of the project AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020, AQUAEXCEL2020, standardized guides and new tools for aquaculture research are being developed, including a dedicated e-infrastructure that will support both actual and virtual research experiments.
A virtual laboratory was developed which can simulate experiments with fish and receive data on expected growth and water quality. Based on numerical modeling, it allows in silico testing of experimental protocols with a user-friendly interface, before their practical application. The overall goal of the virtual laboratory is to assist in optimizing the use of experimental resources and improve experimental design and test power.
Information on the implemented models and species can be found on the site and an experiment wizard will help configure your first experiments. Access the virtual laboratory here.