WG II/9: Underwater Data Acquisition and Processing

Our Mission

ISPRS Working Group II/9 aims to develop, evaluate and promote methods for underwater photogrammetry data acquisition and processing in the fields of environmental monitoring, heritage recording and industrial measurement. WG II/9 will foster the interdisciplinary exchange of the latest developments and achievements in 3D sensors, image and range techniques for measurement and modeling, the effective use of autonomous and human guided vehicles, and applications of photogrammetry underwater.

WG II/9 will organise workshops to exchange the latest developments on underwater photogrammetry and related disciplines, and in particular collaborate interdisciplinarily with experts from the marine archaeology, engineering and exploration, marine science, fisheries and aquaculture communities. The WG will also liaise with academics, standards institutes, users and manufacturers working in the underwater domain to promote the appropriate and effective use of photogrammetric image and range based solutions. The WG will strengthen the co-operation and involvement of industrial partners in ISPRS activities related to underwater image and range based systems.

 

Working Group Officers:



Chair  

Fabio MennaFabio Menna
3D Optical Metrology unit (3DOM)
Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK)
Trento
Italy
+39 0461 314446

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Co-Chair  

Mark ShortisMark Shortis
School of Science
RMIT University
Melbourne
Australia
+61 3 9925 9628

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Co-Chair  

Dimitrios SkarlatosDimitrios Skarlatos
Dept. of Civil Eng. & Geomatics
Cyprus University of Technology
Limassol
Cyprus
+357 25002360

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Secretary  

Panagiotis AgrafiotisPanagiotis Agrafiotis
Lab. of Photogrammetry
School of Rural and Surveying Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Athens
Greece
+30 2107722687

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Supporters

Key Support Personnel  

Higinio González JorgeHiginio González Jorge
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering
University of Vigo
Vigo
Spain
34 986818752

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Key Support Personnel  

Patrick WestfeldPatrick Westfeld
Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH)
Section Marine Geodesy, Automation, Bathymetry
Rostock
Germany
+49 381 4563-603

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Industrial Representative  

Rustom JehangirRustom Jehangir
Blue Robotics
4030 Spencer St.
Torrance, CA 90503
USA

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Terms of Reference:

  • Definition of best practice for geometric calibration, color correction and validation of systems for underwater 3D measurements
  • Geometric and stochastic modeling of multimedia geometry for underwater image and range measurements
  • Lidar bathymetry for seafloor and water surface measurement
  • Algorithms and methods for underwater localization and navigation used in ROVs, AUVs and augmented and virtual reality applications
  • Combined above water, through water and underwater techniques for 3D modeling of artefacts and mapping of coastal areas
  • Integration and performance evaluation of platforms such as ROVs, AUVs, towed bodies and diver controlled systems
  • Underwater applications and techniques in archaeology, 3D/2D mapping, modeling and visualization, biomass estimation, habitat monitoring, metrology, inspections and volumetric reconstruction for flow tracking