To establish an operational service at the iMagine platform for ingestion, storage, analysis and processing of Flowcam images for determining taxonomic composition of phytoplankton samples.
Mature use case
Flowcam phytoplankton identification
Taxonomic identification of phytoplankton using Flowcam images
Development actions during iMagine
The global description of the abundance and diversity of phytoplankton communities yields an indication of the health of marine ecosystems and their response to anthropic stressors. As such, the image derived phytoplankton community characteristics are used within three common OSPAR indicators for the Good Environmental Status assessment for pelagic habitats under Descriptor 1 (Biodiversity).