Promoter: INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory


CIIMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental

Safiestela - Sustainable Aqua Farming investments, S.A.

LetSea, A.S.

SINTEF Ocean, A.S.

EEA Grants: 739.306,00€

Total Amount: 869.771,00€



Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) were developed for land-based production of freshwater and marine species.  These systems are designed to deliver high biomass production, reducing resource usage, and maximizing control over operational parameters.

The OPTIRAS project aims to improve technology and protocols for land-based farming of sole and Atlantic cod, with respect to productivity, animal health, production conditions, environmental benefits and sustainability. In particular, it aims to contribute to a more sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector through the development of innovative sensors for operationally critical water quality parameters, and thus, generate new jobs related to a blue economy growth in Portugal. In addition, OPTIRAS project will support businesses with a research, development, and innovation component, strengthening the competitiveness of RAS in the market.