On May 23rd, the NIVA team working on SeaBee held a workshop at Nesoddtangen in the Oslo fjord, right outside of Oslo centrum. The participants demonstrated and discussed all the steps in the SeaBee data acquisition, handling, and distribution pipeline. This covers all the pieces, from sensors (RGB, multispectral, infrared, hyperspectral, optical, and acoustic), via drones, to post-mission quality checks, geotagging, photomosaic processing and index maps, to data storage, machine learning analysis, data product storage, and finally online visualization and availability for the customer.
“The goal of the workshop was to test out new drones for use in research and environmental monitoring, as well as develop routines and improve the data flow from collection to visualisation. This is the first time that NIVA conducts this type of workshop and that this type of drone is tested out in Nesodden,” said Kasper Hancke, senior researcher at NIVA and leader of the SeaBee project. “This gives us a unique opportunity to collect material that we can use in later research.” (From amta.no article)
There were great talks, fun demonstrations, and lots of valuable discussions throughout the workshop. The local newspaper (amta.no) also visited and documented the workshop, read their account here.