Optical imaging in the ocean

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The ocean covers 70% of the earth surface, and influences almost every aspect in our life, such as climate, fuel, security, 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Optical Sensing and Imaging, COSI 2017
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580293
ISBN (Print)9781943580293
StatePublished - 2017
EventComputational Optical Sensing and Imaging, COSI 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F46-COSI 2017
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceComputational Optical Sensing and Imaging, COSI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 OSA.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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