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Camera-based Examination of Risk via Behavioral Evaluation with Remote Underwater Surveillance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: WC-133R-17-CN-0078
Agency Tracking Number: 17-1-032
Amount: $119,737.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4.1
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2017-1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-13
Small Business Information
73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, #104, Kailua Kona, HI, 96740-2637
DUNS: 079495304
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mathew Goldsborough
 (646) 979-0066
 mathew.goldsborough@foreveroceans.com
Business Contact
 Mathew Goldborough
Phone: (646) 979-0066
Email: mathew.goldsborough@foreveroceans.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Commercial marine aquaculture operators face many operational hazards including disease, predators, husbandry operations, and environmental changes. Most of theses risks are only identified with constant surveillance and physical presence at a farm site. However, human observation of risk factors is expensive, slow, and sometimes ineffective. Sensors are available to monitor individual environmental parameters but comprehensive monitoring of all operational risks is currently infeasible or cost-prohibitive. This project seeks to develop a single, inexpensive tool, CERBERUS (Camera-based Examination of Risk via Behavioral Evaluation with Remote Underwater Surveillance), to detect and alert operators to the presence of multiple types of operational hazards through the use of low-cost hardware and intelligent software processing. CERBERUS will enable fish farmers to remotely and automatically monitor their stock for responses to such hazards, helping them reduce reaction time in rectifying the causal issues, improve outcomes, and decrease overall operational risk.

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