The Marine Imaging Workshop 2017 follows on from a successful 2014 workshop, and invites anyone using visual imagery in the marine realm: scientists, engineers, researchers, regulators, and industrial partners. The focus will be on developments and challenges in methods of marine optical imaging: imagery acquisition, processing and manipulation, annotation, segmentation and automated strategies, data management, application to scientific aims, and outlook and future developments.

Important dates

Abstract submission opens: 30 September 2016
Abstract submission deadline: 08 November 2016
Abstract acceptance notifications: 25 November 2016
Registration deadline: 16 December 2016
Photo competition deadline: 13 January 2017
Workshop: 20-23 February 2017


Attendance is limited to 120. Those with presentations (talk or poster) will be given preference - limit of 1 talk per attendee (additional poster available). Please complete this form to register and submit an abstract (350 words, text only). The workshop fee of 250 € (+ optional workshop dinner) is due in December, following the notification of abstract acceptance.

Photo competition

Submit your best marine images to be judged for prizes! Adriana Basques is an international award winning underwater photographer who will judge the entries (

Details about the photo submission and rules for the competition can be found here.

Logistical Information

Registration Open: PDF document
Hotel list: PDF document
Public transport: PDF document
Maps: PDF document

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Scientific organising committee: Timm Schoening (GEOMAR, Germany), Jennifer Durden (NOCS, UK), Franzis Althaus (CSIRO, Australia), David Bowden (NIWA, New Zealand), Daphne Cuvelier (UAC, Portugal), Fabio de Leo (ONC, Canada), Linda Kuhnz (MBARI, USA), Dhugal Lindsay (JAMSTEC, Japan), Oscar Pizarro (ACFR, Australia), Tali Treibitz (Uni Haifa, Israel), Brian Bett (NOCS, UK), Tim W. Nattkemper (Uni Bielefeld, Germany)

Local organising committee: Jens Greinert, Inken Preuss, Kevin Köser, Anne Peukert, Florian Gausepohl, Timm Schoening