|Data Set General Information:|
||knb-lter-mcr.5013.3 (in the knb Catalog System)
This repository contains the Moorea portion of a larger data package published in conjuncture with:
"Towards automated annotation of benthic survey images: variability of human experts and operational modes of automation",
Beijbom et al. PLOS One, 2015.
The rest of the data package is hosted at the Dryad data repository (doi:10.5061/dryad.m5pr3).
The larger data package is an aggregate dataset from four Pacific coral reef monitoring projects in: Moorea (French Polynesia),
the northern Line Islands, Nanwan Bay (Taiwan) and Heron Reef (Australia). It contains 5090 coral reef survey images,
and 251,988 random-point annotations by coral ecology experts. The point-annotations indicate the dominant benthic
substrate at 10 to 200 random point locations per image, using a label-set of 20 categories. In addition, 200 images from each
location have been cross-annotated by 6 experts, for a total of 7 sets of annotations for each image. This set of cross-annotations
can be used to contextualize the performance of automated annotation methods for coral reef ecology. The full data package can
also be used by computer-vision and machine learning researchers to develop object classification, image segmentation, and
domain transfer learning methods.
These data contain a subset of the raw data from which dataset knb-lter-mcr.4 is derived.
||Pacific Labeled Corals
|People and Organizations:|
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||Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [
||Moorea Coral Reef LTER
||Edmunds, Peter (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [
||Moriarty, Vincent (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Field Technician)
||Beijbom, Oscar (UCSD Computer Vision Laboratory)
Data Set Citation
Key Words and Terms
||Automated image recognition, Computer Vision Laboratory, Demographics, Long-term Time Series, LTER, MCR, Moorea Coral Reef, Scleractinian Coral
|Institute, Organization, or Funding Agency
||California State University Northridge, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NSF, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station, University of California San Diego, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California San Diego
|NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus
||Carbonate rocks, Coral Reefs, Corals, Lagoons, Marine environments, Polyps (organisms), Populations, Shallow water
|LTER Network Controlled Vocabulary
||communities, coral reefs, corals, habitats, marine
|LTER Core Research Area
|MCR Core Activity
||Time Series Program
|MCR Research Theme
||Ocean Acidification, Reef Resistance and Resilience
|MCR-LTER Working Group
||Population and Community Dynamics
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