Optical imaging in the ocean
By: Treibitz T.
Published in: Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
SDGs : SDG 14 | Units: Marine Sciences | Time: 2017 | Link
Description: The ocean covers 70% of the earth surface, and influences almost every aspect in our life, such as climate, fuel, securi ty, and food. The ocean is a complex, vast foreign environment that is hard to explore and therefore much about it is still unknown. Interestingly, only 5% of the ocean floor has been seen so far and there are still many open marine science questions. As human access to most of the ocean is very limited, novel imaging systems and computer vision methods have the potential to reveal new information about the ocean that is currently unknown. Thus, the future calls for substantial related research in under water computer vision and marine imaging systems. The uncertainty stems from the fact that the ocean poses numerous challenges such as handling optics through a medium, movement, limited resources, communications, power management, and autonomous decisions, while operating in a large-scale environment. In the talk I will give an overview of the challenges in this field and will present novel algorithms and systems we have developed. © 2016 OSA.