Fish4Knowledge: Large scale coral reef fish monitoring using undersea computer vision methods

Lynda Hardman -
Multimedia Communications

Date: -
Location: Eurecom

The study of marine ecosystems is vital for understanding environmental effects, such as climate change and the effects of pollution, but is extremely difficult because of the inaccessibility of data. Undersea video data is usable but is tedious to analyse (for both raw video analysis and abstraction over massive sets of observations), and is mainly done by hand or with hand-crafted computational tools. Fish4Knowledge will allow a major increase in the ability to analyse this type of data through a combination of: 1) automatic video analysis that extracts information about the observed fish and records it in a database; 2) a web interface that allows researchers to formulate and answer biologically inspired questions over the database.