To develop, using the iMagine platform, a prototype diatom-based bioindication service using automatic pattern recognition algorithms from individual microscope images from freshwater environments.
Freshwater diatoms identification
Identification of freshwater diatoms using microscopic images
Development actions during iMagine
Diatoms are unicellular microalgae present in all aquatic environments. They are routinely used as bioindicators for the ecological diagnosis of inland waters (rivers, lakes) as part of the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD; Directive 2000/60/EC).
The development of high-throughput analyses will improve the diagnostic tools currently available, notably by improving the sampling effort, extending the current monitoring network to a larger number of stations and generating AI-based new metrics.