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Imaging the Ocean Seminar

Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Date:
28 November 2013
Venue:
Lecture Theatre Room 1019

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Professor Steve R. Gunn on +44 (0)23 8059 2338 or email srg@ecs.soton.ac.uk .

Event details

This talk will describe the design and development of two bespoke cameras to image the microscopic bubbles and the macroscopic foam patches.

Understanding the characteristics of bubbles formed by breaking waves in the ocean can enhance our knowledge about the exchange of particles and gases between the air and the water. This provides a mechanism for a better understanding of the weather and climate. Bubbles can be imaged at the microscopic scale where their size distribution is an important indicator and at the macroscopic level where their agglomeration results in foam patches.

This talk will describe the design and development of two bespoke cameras to image the microscopic bubbles and the macroscopic foam patches. The cameras have recently been deployed in the Atlantic Ocean on an untethered buoy to capture images over several weeks. The talk will conclude with some captured images and a discussion of the proposed pattern recognition approaches for processing the images.

Speaker information

Professor Steve R. Gunn,graduated from the University of Southampton in 1992 with a first class honours degree in Electronic Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton in 1996. In 1996 he worked as a research fellow and in 1998 he became a lecturer. In 2007 he was awarded a personal chair. His research covers two state-of-the-art areas, that of machine learning and computer vision.

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