Maritech acquires Sea Data Center

We are pleased to announce our acquisition of the Icelandic company Sea Data Center, specialized in seafood market insights, and known as the “Bloomberg” for seafood.

Sea Data Center is a leading provider of global market data and analysis for fisheries and aquaculture.

Market insights and benchmarking

In 2019, Maritech became the majority owner, this was also the start of a strategic partnership within the field of data science and market intelligence. After 2,5 years of close cooperation, Maritech Systems has now acquired 100 % of the shares, and integrates the Sea Data Center offering in the Maritech portfolio. Formally, Sea Data Center will now become a part of Maritech Iceland.

“Together we are bringing together a unique set of market intelligence and benchmarking tools,” says Oddvar Husby, VP Data Science, Maritech.

“This allows our customers to overlay the latest seafood market supply and pricing trends against their own data, highly valuable insights for the seafood industry worldwide. The services support seafood professionals in their decision making processes and improves their company operations, providing the big picture view on market developments and supply and price trends.”

“I would especially like to highlight the unique data we now gain full ownership to, regarding wild catch in the Atlantic Ocean. Now we are working on how we can use this data even better to strengthen our customers. “

Strategic acquisition

“From the start, we have seen Sea Data Center as a very interesting company with competence and insights we would like to continue building on,” says Maritech CFO, Thomas Brevik.

“Data Science is one of Maritech’s most important focus areas and has, for several years, been one of the top technology trends in the world, across all industries and geographies. The acquisition of Sea Data Center is an important strategic choice for us, that will strengthen our offering and make us a unique provider of seafood insights.”

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