RAC (R package for AquaCulture)
The R software package RAC (R package for AquaCulture), which focuses on 4 species, finfish and shellfish, highly important in terms of production in the Mediterranean Sea. These mathematical models account for growth and metabolism of the individual, based on input data characterizing the forcing functions—water temperature, and food quality and quantity. For finfish, seabass and seabream, food availability is represented by the feed provided by the farmer, while shellfish models require a characterization of quantity and quality of the suspended organic matter. The package provides a demo dataset of forcings for each species, as well as a typical set of husbandry parameters for Mediterranean conditions, in order to allow the user to run a default simulation.
Developed by Baldan D., Palazzo D., Porporato E.M.D. and Brigolin D. Bluefarm S.r.l., Venezia Marghera and Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Ca’Foscari