As part of its partnership with Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, Vodafone is using the Internet of Things to help protect salmon in a Scottish river.
- Vodafone has implemented its market-leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor water quality and temperatures at the River Nith in Scotland to help protect Atlantic salmon from the effects of rising water temperatures and changing rainfall patterns caused by climate change.
- As part of their partnership, Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, and Vodafone are working to mitigate the impact of climate change on local communities.
Vodafone has implemented its market-leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology to help measure and mitigate the impact of rising water temperatures and changing rainfall patterns on Atlantic salmon in Scotland. The project is part of the restoration of the River Nith, and its tributaries, to help ensure the preservation of Atlantic salmon. It will initially run for one year.
For centuries, the River Nith has been home to Atlantic salmon, one of Scotland’s iconic species. But in recent decades, the return of adult salmon to the river has been declining year-on-year. According to the Atlantic Salmon Trust, wild salmon numbers have declined 70% in the last 25 years, with water quality and rising water temperatures the two environmental factors known to impact salmon populations.