Blue Unit was founded in Denmark in 2009 as a consultancy specializing in water quality management for land-based fish farms. The challenge at the time was the demand to produce reliable and enough data about water quality to advice the customer.
This started the idea to build a centralized sensor cabinet, Lab Station, to measure water quality. On top of that came the data platform to visualize the many data.
The first Lab Station was build in 2010, the version 0. Next generation Lab Station came in 2016, version 1. The latest Lab Station, version 2, was build in 2018.
The data platform has also evolved during the years. We started up visualizing data similar to a scada-system. Now we are processing the data so we can tell where, when and why there is a change in the water quality. This can be told long before a sensor can measure the change.