New AI reef conservation tool monitors, measures from space

  • Reefs around Hawaiian Islands as observed from satellite images. (Elizabeth Madin / Madin Lab)

A new coral reef conservation tool has been developed by University of Hawai‘i at Manoa researchers using cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology. By developing novel deep learning algorithms, coral ecologists in the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) are now able to identify and measure reef halos from space. The study was published recently in Remote Sensing of Environment.