Nereuz develops innovative solutions using underwater artiﬁcial intelligence to optimize the activities of the ﬁshing, aquaculture and biodiversity conservation sector.
It is known that there is a reproductive imbalance when it comes to some marine resources. The conservation of marine life is being aﬀected, having a larger impact on the global ecosystem. However, the current practices of controlling marine life involve divers who are constantly presented with high risks to their health. Even more, studying large areas underwater requires precise equipment and advanced training which is often not provided. The monitoring capacity of these divers is simply insufficient which has a negative impact on the environment.
Therefore, Nereuz created an underwater remotely operated robot. It implements a computer vision system able to perform the benthic resources recognition task. The vehicle is handled from a control console by an operator from the sea surface and transmits images of the seaﬂoor to the control console. Their prototype has been already developed in 2019 and is currently in the ﬁnal validation stage for the functionality tests.
This technology resolves the issues of dangerous, costly and unprecise monitoring and in effect allows a better calculation and sustainability of the resource.