A paper has been published in Research Ideas and Outcomes that presents the topics, ideas and challenges that were addressed in the discussion sessions during the workshop:
Schoening T, Durden J, Preuss I, Branzan Albu A, Purser A, De Smet B, Dominguez-Carrio C, Yesson C, de Jonge D, Lindsay D, Schulz J, Möller K, Beisiegel K, Kuhnz L, Hoeberechts M, Piechaud N, Sharuga S, Treibitz T (2017) Report on the Marine Imaging Workshop 2017. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e13820. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.3.e13820

Selected talk slides and posters have been made publicly available by the presenters. Please check the Program for links to the PDFs.

The Marine Imaging Workshop 2017 followed on from a successful 2014 workshop, and invited anyone using visual imagery in the marine realm: scientists, engineers, researchers, regulators, and industrial partners to Kiel. The focus was 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.

Photo competition

Congratulations to the three photo competition winners:

Sergey Galkin: "Deep-sea octopus in his own garden" (Marine Natural Environment)

Noelie Benoist: "Chaos in the deep sea"
(Marine Art)

Cherisse Du Preez: "Beautiful day for a quick dip"
(Human Activities in the Marine Environment)


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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: Inken Preuss, Hayley Reid, Anne Peukert, Florian Gausepohl, Timm Schoening