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Automated marine mammal detection from aerial imagery

Mejias, L., Duclos, G., Hodgson, A.ORCID: 0000-0002-9479-3018 and Maire, F. (2013) Automated marine mammal detection from aerial imagery. In: OCEANS '13 IEEE/MTS: An Ocean in Common, 23-26 September 2013, San Diego, CA, USA pp. 1-5.

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This paper presents two algorithms to automate the detection of marine species in aerial imagery. An algorithm from an initial pilot study is presented in which morphology operations and colour analysis formed the basis of its working principle. A second approach is presented in which saturation channel and histogram-based shape profiling were used. We report on performance for both algorithms using datasets collected from an unmanned aerial system at an altitude of 1000ft. Early results have demonstrated recall values of 48.57% and 51.4%, and precision values of 4.01% and 4.97%.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2013, IEEE
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