A visual sensing platform for creating a smarter multi-modal marine monitoring network

Dian Zhang, Edel O'Connor, Kevin McGuinness, Noel Edward O'Connor, Fiona Regan, Alan Smeaton
2012 Proceedings of the 1st ACM international workshop on Multimedia analysis for ecological data - MAED '12  
Demands from various scientific and management communities along with legislative requirements at national and international levels have led to a need for innovative research into large-scale, low-cost, reliable monitoring of our marine and freshwater environments. In this paper we demonstrate the benefits of a multi-modal approach to monitoring and how an in-situ sensor network can be enhanced with the use of contextual image data. We provide an outline of the deployment of a visual sensing
more » ... tem at a busy port and the need for monitoring shipping traffic at the port. Subsequently we present an approach for detecting ships in a challenging image dataset and discuss how this can help to create an intelligent marine monitoring network.
doi:10.1145/2390832.2390846 dblp:conf/mm/ZhangOMORS12 fatcat:rdy4yl6nbbcdjbo7fpjvuzs4gu