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NURP sponsors Video Technology for Fisheries Application Symposium
This story entered on 14th Sep, 2005 08:33:14 AM PST

NURP’s West Coast and Polar Regions Undersea Research Center, in collaboration with the Kachemak National Estuarine Reserve is sponsoring a full-day symposium on the topic of “Using Video Technology for Fisheries Applications”. Participants include international and U.S. experts in a diverse suite of disciplines and scientific backgrounds. Oftentimes, fishery researchers resort to new technologies in order to observe or monitor fish in their natural habitats. One such technique involves the use of video technology to monitor fish in situ. Recent technological advances in video technology have increased the type and frequency of monitoring and fisheries research.

The symposium will showcase innovative ways researchers have used video technology to answer a diverse array of relevant marine and freshwater fisheries questions. Additionally, the symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how this cutting-edge video technology can be used to collect fisheries data which, in some cases, may not be accessible through other assessment tools. Symposium topics include an ‘Introduction of 3-D videography for fish biologists’, ‘High Resolution Imaging and Image Processing for Identifying Essential Fish Habitats’ and, ‘Applications of stereo-video to the assessment of benthic fish assemblages’.

The symposium is being held this week (Sept 11 – 15) at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Anchorage, AK.

More information: http://www.wdafs.org/Anchorage2005/index.htm

Contact information
Name: Jennifer Reynolds
Tel: (907) 474-5871
jreynolds@guru.uaf.edu


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