Underwater Stereo Camera System for Biomass Estimation in the Wild

Underwater Stereo Camera System for Biomass Estimation in the Wild

Internship Description

In this project, we will address the task of biomass estimation in the wild by assembling and mounting an underwater stereo camera rig in marine fixtures of coral reef in the Red Sea. This rig will enable the persistent recording of fish movement as they pass by bait conveniently placed at one end of the underwater rig. We aim to develop and implement robust methods to track and classify different species of fish in the field of view of both cameras. Since the stereo setup allows for depth estimation (from pixel disparity computations), we will be able to perform size measurements. Given the species of a detected fish and its size, its corresponding weight can be estimated using expert domain priors provided by researchers in the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST. 

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​​Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science