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- Video Identification of Reef Fish for Stock Assessment
- AI-Based Seabed Classification: Geology, Biota, and Man-made objects
- Mining Satellite Imagery for Ocean Health Monitoring
- CatchReporter App Development
- Real-time Inundation Monitoring
- Remote Monitoring of Ocean Stratification
- How does Oceanographic Variability Inform Seasonal Fishery Projections?
- Harmful Algal Bloom and Dungeness Crab Closures
- Land to Sea Runoff - Eutrophication Management
- Cowell Beach Cleanup
- New Techniques for Monitoring Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
- Optimal Path Planning for Stock Assessment from an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on Research Vessels
Video Identification of Reef Fish for Stock Assessment
Stock assessment scientists need information on the sizes of reef fish, however, this information is rarely available unless the fish is caught. Develop a stereo/video/lidar gadget and image processing workflow that is affordable and can reliably generate fish lengths for fisheries management.
Keywords: Fisheries Management, Image Processing
Mining Satellite Imagery for Ocean Health Monitoring
Develop a system that ingests satellite data for environmental monitoring. Applications include oil spill detection, water pollution, and coastal erosion tracking.
Keywords: Remote Sensing, Environmental Monitoring, Image Processing
Real-time Inundation Monitoring
Design a cost-effective, structurally resilient, real-time water level monitoring system to provide inundation warnings to vulnerable coastline communities. The design needs to include robust mounting and housing of buried pressure sensors and real-time data acquisition and synthesis.
Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
Keywords: Coastal Resilience and Adaptation, Hardware Engineering
How does Oceanographic Variability Inform Seasonal Fishery Projections?
Design a tool that connects IOOS data to Integrated Ecosystem Assessments to better inform Maximum Yield Stock Assessments
Harmful Algal Bloom and Dungeness Crab Closures
Produce a seasonal model for predicting risk of Dungeness crab closure from harmful algal blooms through use of an operational, daily harmful algal bloom model.
SCCOOS and CeNCOOS
Keywords: Fisheries Monitoring, Computer Science
New Techniques for Monitoring Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
Use fishing vessel trackers (VMS or AIS) to ensure that fishing vessels are operating according to international mandates on fishing location such that when vessels come in to offload their product a buyer could certify the catch as in compliance in real time.
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Keywords: Maritime Awareness, Big Data
AI-Based Seabed Classification: Geology, Biota, and Man-made objects
Robotic-based seabed surveys now yield large volumes of sidescan data that are time consuming to process. As a result, detection of manmade objects is very difficult due to naturally occurring clutter (biological and geological). Develop and apply AI-based techniques to process sidescan data in a high clutter environment using data sets from global expeditions collected in support of finding archeological sites associated with WWII.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing
CatchReporter App Development
Design an app that incentivizes recreational fisherman to document their catch and utilize the information to aid marine conservation and fisheries management efforts.
The Nature Conservancy
Keywords: Marine Conservation, App Development
Remote Monitoring of Ocean Stratification
Develop a simulation tool for a novel remote sound speed profiler that uses a linear, bistatic array of 4 transducers. Apply the technique to case studies of measuring stratification in a variety of oceanic environments to assess value of this technique as compared to non-remote sensing techniques.
Keywords: Ocean Observing, Remote Sensing, Signal Processing
Land to Sea Runoff - Eutrophication Management
Find new viable pathways to tackle the nitrogen and phosphorous runoff problem.
Cowell Beach Cleanup
Design a solution to improve water quality at one of the most polluted beaches in California that can be extrapolated for use in other regions.
Keywords: Water Quality, Human Health
Optimal Path Planning for Stock Assessment from an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)
Design a mathematically optimal sampling plan using environmental models and USV flight behavior for stock assessment of marine fisheries.
Liquid Robotics, a Boeing Company
Keywords: Fisheries Monitoring, Computer Science
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on Research Vessels
Develop a user-friendly UAV-based system, for deployment on research vessels, that utilizes existing autonomous launch and landing technology and low-cost sensors to increase scientific measurements in the lower atmosphere and the sea surface.
Keywords: Robotics, Environmental Monitoring