Growth in Agder's blue industries requires that we deal with the major environmental challenges facing the coast. Collapse in the coastal cod population, loss of kelp forests, increased sea temperatures and the establishment of invasive species are symptoms of a changing ocean. However, the opportunities to do something about the challenges have never been greater. The scientific communities in Agder give us unique prerequisites to become a world leader in innovative solutions for effective monitoring and restoration of life in the ocean. In the project ARVEN, the Institute of Marine Research (HI) and the University of Agder (UiA) will collaborate to create a powerhouse for the development of new camera technology for automated real-time monitoring of marine life.
ARVEN will develop new multi-camera technology and machine vision to be able to automate the work of identifying species, measuring and counting fish and shellfish underwater. The intelligent camera system will be used to establish coastal observatories East and West in Agder to monitor changes in fish stocks, as well as automate several ongoing and planned marine research activities. The project will be the beginning of a future-oriented digital system for world-class marine monitoring - in Southern Norway.
ARVEN is collaborating with the research projects and ShareVision and CoastVision.
Institute of Marine Research
Mechatronic Innovation Lab