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Past events

Oceanology International 2019

Dr Thornton will be talking about Robotics and AI at Oceanology International 2019 in San Diego on their panel "Celebrating 50 years of Oceanology International".

When: February 27 2019
Time: 09:45-11:45
Where: Show Floor Theater 
Cost: Free to attend  

Event overview: Join us as we commemorate the past 50 years of Oceanology International! On the final show day we will have 6 leaders from the ocean science and technology community sharing their thoughts on the most significant advancements they witnessed through each of the last five decades. Talks will range from manned exploration and the emergence of ROVs to the development of autonomous technologies and robotics that we see today. The celebration will close with a look into the next 50 years including perspectives from some leading specialists in machine learning and artificial intelligence.


Invited talk at Gardline Ltd. "Science Cafe"

Adrian Bodenmann will be talking about "Whole site multi-resolution photogrammetric surveys of deep-sea vents and cold seeps" at Gardline Ltd's science cafe.

When: Friday March 1 2019
Time: 09:00-17:00
Where: Gardline Limited, Great Yarmouth

There are many applications in marine science and monitoring that require high-resolution images of the seafloor to be obtained. However, the resolution of underwater observations are often at a trade-off with the extent over which they can be made, and this limits their usefulness in non-uniform seafloor environments where the distribution of features varies over spatial scales much larger than the footprint that can be observed, for example in a single image frame. This talk will describe recent efforts to address scale relevance in seafloor imaging applications by using autonomous underwater vehicles instrumented with systems that can image the seafloor from different altitudes, and build multi-hectare 3D visual reconstructions of the seafloor with resolutions with sufficiently high-resolution where needed. This allows continuous wide-area, multi-resolution 3D reconstructions of the seafloor to be generated, allowing patterns to be explored and interpreted over a large range of spatial scales that would not otherwise be possible. This approach will be described giving examples of data recently obtained in deep-sea hydrothermal vent and gas hydrate fields.