The Computer Vision (CV) workshop was held on the 24th June 2022 at the South African Marine Science Symposium held in Durban on the 20th to 24th June 2022. The workshop’s main goal was to connect marine scientists interested in this field with computer vision engineers and programmers. Furthermore, the workshop aimed to (1) showcase existing computer vision efforts in Southern African Marine Science, (2) create awareness of the latest developments in the application of these technologies worldwide and discuss their potential application here in South Africa.
The hybrid workshop was led by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) – Drs Sven Kerwath (DFFE), Toufiek Samaai, (DFFE) Charlene da Silva (DFFE) and Andrea Angel (BirdLife).
The event was made possible with support from WILDTRUST, Rainforest Trust and Oceans 5. Dr Angus Patterson of the SAIAB African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) has also secured seed-funding for two projects to be selected in the next few months.