OD005:
Machine learning in biologial oceanography


Session ID#: 28080

Session Description:
Recent technological advances in instrumentation and computing have allowed scientists across all disciplines to collect an unprecedented amount of data. Biological oceanographers in particular are now faced with vast datasets that stymie traditional analysis methods. Scientists are increasingly leveraging machine learning (ML) techniques to process and analyze these information rich datasets. ML algorithms are designed to learn from one dataset to make accurate predictions about a new, independent one. While specific application domains might be quite different, the ML approaches used for analysis are often very similar. This session therefore aims to (1) identify new ML methods or applications, (2) examine overlap in disciplines applying similar ML techniques, (3) facilitate discussion and interdisciplinary collaborations among ML practitioners in the ocean science community, and (4) identify gaps and specific needs for oceanographers using ML. The session chairs welcome any submission detailing work on ML methods for ecological data analysis and inference in aquatic systems. The session is intended to have a broad scope and we invite abstracts from diverse fields such as imaging, acoustics, genomics, and modeling.
Primary Chair:  Eric Coughlin Orenstein, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Jessica Yuchao Luo, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States, John Burns, University of Hawai'i, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, Papaikou, HI, United States and Ludwig Houegnigan, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona Tech, ETSEIB, Barcelona, Spain
Index Terms:

4858 Population dynamics and ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4894 Instruments, sensors, and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
9820 Techniques applicable in three or more fields [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]
Cross-Topics:
  • BE - Benthic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*
  • F - Fisheries
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • PE - Pelagic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Caleb Perez1, Tzofi Malki Klinghoffer2, Robert Vincent3, Paris Perdikaris3, Thomas Consi3 and Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis3, (1)University of Washington Seattle, Department of Bioengineering, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Alabama, Department of Computer Science, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (3)MIT Sea Grant, Cambridge, MA, United States
Tzofi Malki Klinghoffer1, Caleb Perez2, Robert Vincent3, Paris Perdikaris3 and Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis3, (1)University of Alabama, Department of Computer Science, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (2)University of Washington Seattle, Department of Bioengineering, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)MIT Sea Grant, Cambridge, MA, United States
Jason Holmberg1, Mark Aaron Fisher1, Chris Wainner1, Jon Van Oast1, Tanya Berger-Wolf2 and Charles V Stewart3, (1)Wild Me, Portland, OR, United States, (2)University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (3)Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States
Brian Hopkinson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, Andrew C King, University of Georgia, Department of Computer Sciences, United States, Daniel Patrick Owen, University of Georgia, Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, Matthew Johnson-Roberson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Suchendra M Bhandarkar, University of Georgia, Department of Computer Science, GA, United States
Sergey Missan1, Junliang Luo2 and Thomas Trappenberg2, (1)4Deep inwater imaging, Halifax, NS, Canada, (2)Dalhousie University, Department of Computer Science, Halifax, NS, Canada
David Lewis1, Richard L Crout2, Richard W Gould Jr3, Jason Jolliff4, Sean McCarthy1 and Dara D H Cadden5, (1)Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (3)Naval Research Lab., Ocenography, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (4)Naval Research Lab Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (5)Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Daniel Wolff, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, United States, Patricia Gray, University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC, United States and Rafael de la Parra, Ch'ooj Ajauil AC, Mexico
Rosalyn Luisa Putland, University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Laboratory, Institute of Marine Science, Leigh, New Zealand, Louis Ranjard, Australian National University, Research School of Biology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment,, Australia, Rochelle Constantine, University of Auckland, School of Biological Sciences, New Zealand and Craig Radford, University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Laboratory, Institute of Marine Science, New Zealand
John Burns, University of Hawai'i, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, Papaikou, HI, United States, Ruth Gates, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, HI, United States, Donna Delparte, Idaho State University, Geosciences, Pocatello, ID, United States and Misaki Takabayashi, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Marine Science, Hilo, HI, United States
Srinivas Kolluru, Shirish S Gedam and Arun B Inamdar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Mumbai, India
Wu-Jung Lee, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Acoustics Department, Seattle, WA, United States; University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Wu-Jung Lee1, Valentina Staneva2, Bernease Herman2 and Aleksandr Aravkin3, (1)University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, eScience Institute, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics, WA, United States
Ying MA1, Bing Ouyang2, Jose Principe3, John Reed2 and Stephanie Farrington, (1)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, (2)Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, FL, United States, (3)University of Florida, FL, United States
Ludwig Houegnigan1, Pooyan Safari2, Climent Nadeu2 and Francesc Moreno-Noguer3, (1)Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona Tech, ETSEIB, Barcelona, Spain, (2)Polytechnic University of Catalonia, TALP Research Centre, Barcelona, Spain, (3)Polytechnic University of Catalonia, IRI, Barcelona, Spain
Stephen M Techtmann, Ryan B Ghannam, Timothy M Butler and Matthew Brenemann, Michigan Technological University, Biological Sciences, Houghton, MI, United States
Jeffrey S Ellen, University of California, San Diego, Department of Computer Science, La Jolla, CA, United States and Mark D Ohman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Heidi M Sosik1, Joe Futrelle1, Louis W. Kilfoyle2 and Emily Peacock1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
Joe Futrelle and Heidi M Sosik, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Xiaopeng Cai1,2, Longzhuang Li1 and Philippe Tissot2, (1)Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Department of Computing Sciences, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, (2)Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Conrad Blucher Institute, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Nissa Cooper Ferm1, Lauren Rogers2 and Matthew T. Wilson2, (1)NOAA/NMFS/ Lynker Technologies- Under Contract to Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Division, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)NOAA, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States
Eric Coughlin Orenstein1, Kevin T Le2, Pedro Maravilha Morgado3, Paul L Roberts1, Melissa Carter1, Peter J. S. Franks1, Jules S Jaffe1, Nuno M. Vasconcelos2, William Chen2 and Students of UCSD-ECE191: Senior Capstone Design , (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of California San Diego, Electrical and Computer Engineering, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)University of California San Diego, Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego, CA, United States
Kasia M Kenitz, Eric Coughlin Orenstein, Paul L Roberts, Peter J. S. Franks, Jules S Jaffe and Andrew David Barton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Danelle E Cline1,2, Duane Russell Edgington2,3, Henry Ruhl4, Jennifer M Durden5 and William B Hosking6, (1)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (2)MBARI, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (3)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Watsonville, CA, United States, (4)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (5)University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton, United Kingdom, (6)National Oceanography Centre, Southhampton, United Kingdom
Arthur C Trembanis1, Christopher Rasmussen2, Danielle Ferraro1, Jiayi Zhao2 and Nick Wilkinson3, (1)University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, United States, (2)University of Delaware, Computer and Information Science, Newark, DE, United States, (3)Modern Science, Vancouver, BC, Canada