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.

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.

Important dates

Abstract submission opens: 30 September 2016
Abstract submission deadline: 11 November 2016
Abstract acceptance notifications: 29 November 2016
Registration deadline: 13 January 2017
Photo competition deadline: 27 January 2017
Icebreaker event: 20 February 2017
Workshop: 21-23 February 2017
Interactive sessions: 24 February 2017(More information available soon)


The Marine Imaging Workshop 2017 is sponsored by:



Logistical Information

Registration Open: PDF document
Second Circular: 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: Inken Preuss, Hayley Reid, Anne Peukert, Florian Gausepohl, Timm Schoening