YOUR TEAM HAS SOME NEEDS IN WILDLIFE IMAGES PROCESSING
Wildlife population survey is determinant for endangered species conservation and human impacts mitigation. Biologists estimate fauna populations through census on the field. But the periodicity of these surveys is often jeopardized by their high cost in terms of material and working time. Progress made during the last decade allows them to use automatons and new camera platforms to decrease these costs. For example, many scientists already use camera traps. Some are experimenting surveys with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or Drone) equipped with a digital camera now that these technologies are affordable.
But these new technics lead to a new problem: the automation of photo capture generates a huge quantity of pictures and researchers don’t have time to treat all these pictures themselves.
Moreover, this work is considered as boring and some studies have shown that results produced by eye-detection highly decrease with working time. WIPSEA helps biologists, UAV companies and environmental consultants to automatically process all these pictures.
WIPSEA continuously develops image-processing algorithms that detect all kinds of animals such as dugongs, whales, elephants, and orangutans...