To establish an operational image handling service at the iMagine platform that ingests, stores, processes images of marine water samples taken by the Zooscan instrument and uploads the resulting regions of interest to the EcoTaxa platform for later taxonomic Identification.
Mature use case
Zooscan – EcoTaxa pipeline
Taxonomic identification of zooplankton using Zooscan
Development actions during iMagine
Plankton is an integral and vital component of pelagic food webs and provides many
ecosystem services, such as oxygen production and carbon storage. Plankton indicators are used within several descriptors of the MSFD and WFD. Datasets showing spatial and longterm trends in concentration of phyto- and zooplankton are essential to understand the dynamics of food availability for commercially exploited species and the effects of climate change. Their description at global scale yields an indication of the health of marine ecosystems and their response to anthropic stressors.
with departments LOV and IMEV, including platform PIQv operating under the EMBRC RI.