Maritim Wildlife MonitoringBlog

Using aerial images to monitor the health of ecosystems found beneath the ocean’s surface.


BY Admin / ON Apr 10, 2019

Computer Vision for Maritim Wildlife Monitoring

Coral reefs support millions of species ranging from single-celled algae to sharks and sea turtles. However, this diversity, coupled with the scattered and often remote (underwater) locations of reefs, makes it challenging to monitor these ecosystems effectively..

To survey reefs, experts must spend time in the water, identifying and counting species. This approach requires substantial time and resources and may also lead to biased results that are difficult to compare over time.

Analyzing images allows researchers to more accurately compare surveys from different time periods and to cover a larger area with each survey.

Using artificial intelligence to accelerate wildlife conservation.