Imaging Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Used To Survey Fish And Invertebrate Communities

September 15, 2016


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This past week the SBC MBON teamed up with Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to survey fish and invertebrate communities on 12 mile reef, also known as Calafia, using an imaging AUV. The cruise aboard the Shearwater took place September 7-11.

The survey team including SBC MBON’s own, Bob Miller, plans to use these images to develop methods for automated identification of marine organisms using Deep Learning techniques.

To learn more about the development of automated identification and its application to marine science contact Robert Miller


Check out some of the images taken while the AUV launch and recovery were in progress!

To view all of the photos taken aboard the Shearwater click HERE

**All photos were taken by Greg Sanders of BOEM and should only be used with appropriate recognition.

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