Counting fish – supporting research at the Australian Institute of Marine Science

You may have heard the news on Tuesday from the Commonwealth government media release where the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews announced grants to develop products that improve our natural environment. We are very excited to announce that Gaia Resources (mentioned as Tekno Pty Ltd) is one of the grant recipients, and we have some really exciting work ahead of us in the coming months.

Together with some excellent partners and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), we will be looking at leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to identify fish species, counts and other measures from underwater video footage. Tailored to the research challenges that AIMS faces, we are hoping our work will continue on to develop products and insights that can streamline marine research programs and conservation efforts.  Our focus will be to support scientific understanding of critical issues and build online tools to streamline and expand the capacity and program effectiveness.

Our team is really looking forward to getting started, and I am sure we will have an update for our interested readers in a few months time. Feel free to give me a call or an email though if this type of work interests you – strike up a conversation on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook. 

Chris

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