Photobot 1 developed by CORAL Group
The Photobot 1 is the first version of CORAL Group autonomous monitoring station, which can include up to three components: an SLR Camera, a PTZ Camera and an AIS Receiver and antenna.
IR System developed by MARS Group
POS has partnered with Daniel Zitterbart Marine Animal Remote Sensing (MARS) Group at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to use Infrared Camera Technology to automatically detect large whales for estimating abundance and to study their behavior around marine vessels.
This system was deployed at the end of the summer 2020 on Saturna Island over looking Boundary Pass and hosted by SIMRES. Below we have an example of a Humpback Whale encounter observed by this system on October 22, 2020 at 7 am local Pacific time (or 2 pm UTC time).
Samples like this one will be used to further optimize the AI to the local conditions encountered in the this area.