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Data Scientist

Data Scientist, and data analysts identify and communicate trends in data using statistics and specialised software to help organisations achieve their business aims. The aquaculture industry has a particularly broad need for effective data science, as it considers the natural environment and biology of crop species, operational, commercial and marketing data. The industry is also increasingly embracing data-focused technologies like IoT, machine learning and AI.

What do Data Scientists do at work?

  • Find out what information clients need to make good business decisions.
  • Gather or choose data for analysis.
  • Ensure the data is reliable.
  • Identify trends and patterns within data.
  • Interpret numbers to gain business insights.
  • Create written or visual reports.

Skills and knowledge

  • Data analysis tools such as Excel, SQL, SAP and Oracle, SAS or R
  • Data analysis, mapping and modelling techniques
  • Analytical techniques such as data mining
  • Web analytics techniques and tools such as Google Analytics
  • How to represent data in clear visual formats such as infographics
  • The business they are working for, and how data can help it become more efficient and successful.


Degree or diploma in one of the following;

  • Business information systems
  • Computer science
  • Information management
  • Economics
  • Maths or statistics.