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A Holistic Opto-Acoustic System for Monitoring Marine Biodiversities

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Project "SYMBIOSIS" data sheet

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Organization address
city: HAIFA
postcode: 31905

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 Coordinator Country Israel [IL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙602˙460 €
 EC max contribution 1˙399˙960 € (87%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Cross-cutting concepts and technologies enabling maritime growth)
 Code Call H2020-BG-2017-1
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-11-01   to  2020-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA IL (HAIFA) coordinator 693˙738.00
2    EVOLOGICS GMBH DE (BERLIN) participant 402˙500.00
3    FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS ES (LEGANES (MADRID)) participant 233˙722.00
4    WIRELESS AND MORE SRL IT (PADOVA) participant 70˙000.00


 Project objective

We present the SYMBIOSIS project to provide a mature, cost effective autonomous optco-acoustic prototype for the characterization, classification, and biomass evaluation of six target pelagic fish that are important to the fishery industry and that reflect on the health of the environment. The processing will be made in a real-time fashion onsite, and the results will be sent to a shore station. The system will be completely autonomous and will withstand three month deployment without recharging. We will demonstrate the capabilities of the system and its readiness to a TRL6 stage over three sea and ocean mooring sites. SYMBIOSIS is devised as a blend of acoustic and optical components. The acoustic unit will include an active underwater acoustic array of 2X3 elements, to detect, classify, evaluate the biomass, and localize the predefined pelagic fish in the far field of 500m. The optical component will comprise of a fixed frame of six underwater optical cameras, and will perform machine learning-based classification and biomass evaluation in the near field of 2-3 attenuation lengths in low-light conditions. To conserve power the optical unit will be triggered upon detection from the acoustic unit, and will use the results from the acoustic localization. The system will be modular, both in term of performance and in terms of composition, and will adapt to different scenarios and cost requirements. SYMBIOSIS will involve the university of Haifa, Israel (four groups); IMDEA Networks, Spain (two groups); Wireless and More, Italy; and EvoLogics, Germany. The academic partners have already developed all the technical components of the system, and have demonstrated preliminary results in multiple sea experiments. The industry partners have substantial experience with integrating acoustic and optical components for long-term sea development, and is a leading firm for the development of realtime underwater signal processing.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Roee Diamant, Dror Kipnis, Eyal Bigal, Aviad Scheinin, Dan Tchernov, Adi Pinchasi
An Active Acoustic Track-Before-Detect Approach for Finding Underwater Mobile Targets
published pages: 104-119, ISSN: 1932-4553, DOI: 10.1109/jstsp.2019.2899237
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 13/1 2020-01-30
2019 Yuehai Zhou, Feng Tong, and Roee Diamant
A Parallel Decoding Approach for Mitigating Near-Far Problems in Underwater Acoustic Communications Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
UACE2019 2020-01-30
2019 Elizaveta Dubrovinskaya, Paolo Casari, Roee Diamant
Bathymetry-aided underwater acoustic localization using a single passive receiver
published pages: 4774-4789, ISSN: 0001-4966, DOI: 10.1121/1.5138605
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 146/6 2020-01-30
2019 Avi Abu, Roee Diamant
Unsupervised Local Spatial Mixture Segmentation of Underwater Objects in Sonar Images
published pages: 1179-1197, ISSN: 0364-9059, DOI: 10.1109/joe.2018.2863961
IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 44/4 2020-01-30
2018 Dror Kipnis, Roee Diamant
A Factor-Graph Clustering Approach for Detection of Underwater Acoustic Signals
published pages: 1-5, ISSN: 1545-598X, DOI: 10.1109/lgrs.2018.2879889
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 2019-09-03
2018 Roee Diamant, Eyal Bigal, Adi Pinhasi, Aviad Scheinin
Estimation of Shark\'s biomass through active acoustics
published pages: 1912-1912, ISSN: 0001-4966, DOI: 10.1121/1.5068378
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 144/3 2019-09-03

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