Marine optical imaging has become a major assessment tool in the science, policy and public understanding of the world’s seas and oceans.  This area of marine science and technology is developing rapidly, as is its use in the designation of marine conservation areas, and to the assessment of environmental baselines and impact monitoring of human activities.

The global Marine Imaging Community brings together scientists and engineers at the cutting edge of marine imaging research and technology development, along with users from regulatory agencies, consultancies and industrial partners that apply marine imaging for scientific aims, exploration and environmental monitoring.

With our multidisciplinary approach, we aim to advance the capabilities and application potential of underwater imaging methods and technology by:
  • discussing and promoting research, technological improvements, and new applications of methods for marine imaging;
  • facilitating the incorporation of domain knowledge and experience from imaging stakeholders into developing marine imaging technology and methods; and,
  • developing community-wide best practices for marine imaging.
Our scope includes methods and technology for all types of underwater optical imaging, including still imagery and video, captured using all types of platforms in both pelagic and benthic environments. We address all stages of marine imaging, from survey design, camera and platform engineering, imagery acquisition / processing / manipulation, imagery annotation, big data management, and applications of artificial intelligence / computer vision techniques.

We host the triannual Marine Imaging Workshop, which welcomes participants from all marine imaging-related backgrounds and levels of experience.

Connect to the community:
We have a mailing list to distribute information on the bi-annual workshops. Just send us an email to be added.
Also, we have a slack channel: for more frequent discussions.