Evening @ Skidaway program to focus on using marine robots to track fish populations

Marine robots can be used to map and track marine life that are important to fisheries managers in areas like Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Catherine Edwards will discuss the use of robots and artificial intelligence in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “Alexa, Map Fish Habitats! Using Artificial Intelligence for Robotic Fisheries Management,” presented via YouTube on Tuesday, July 13, at 7 p.m.

Catherine Edwards

“Because fisheries managers, oceanographers and roboticists have different perspectives and knowledge bases, it can be difficult to take advantage of cutting-edge research in each field without significant effort to translate among the groups,” Edwards said. “In this program, we will discuss how artificial intelligence can be leveraged to create a multi-level planning tool for a fleet of marine robots to monitor fish populations in a dynamic coastal ocean environment.”

To join the July 13 program, visit the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/Skidaway (case sensitive). The program is open to the general public and free of charge.

For additional information, contact Michael Sullivan at (912) 598-2325.

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