Machine learning collaboration nominated for Scottish Knowledge Exchange Award

16 January 2019

EPCC and RIGOCAL Engineering of Aberdeen have been jointly nominated for a Scottish Knowledge Exchange Award for Innovation of the Year.

RIGOCAL(link is external) offers a range of civil engineering and environmental services, including marine mammal observation. We worked together on the research and experimental development of machine learning algorithms for the identification of marine mammal species from RGB and Infrared video images. The result will be an automated marine mammal detection and protection service which combines machine learning with Infrared and High-Definition cameras for use in offshore energy and construction industries.

“This was a technically challenging but satisfying project in which we worked closely with RIGOCAL to apply existing deep learning models to a new area. Our collaboration has produced a more efficient service for RIGOCAL’s customers and we hope it will contribute to the conservation of marine mammals." Terry Sloan, EPCC project manager

Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

The awards, organised by Interface, recognise, reward and celebrate impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships.

Full list of nominations.

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Contact

Tracy Peet
+44 (0) 131 650 5362
t.peet@epcc.ed.ac.uk

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