An Open Source Framework for Underwater Image Processing


Video and Image Analytics for Marine Environments

In cooperation with NOAA’s Automated Image Analysis Strategic Initiative (AIASI), Kitware and it’s partners have developed VIAME, an open-source system for analysis of video and imagery for fisheries stock assessment. VIAME contains a number of different workflows for the generation of different object detectors, full frame classifiers, image mosaics, and methods for stereo measurement.

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Installers and Documentation


  • Open Source basis fosters easy collaboration and transparent development for the widest possible community involvement.
  • Multiple Baseline Algorithms allows users to train detector, classification, and size estimation models based on varying amounts of training data.
  • Modular Dataflow Architecture enables straightforward integration of a wide variety of third party analytics, libraries and tools. The Kitware Video and Image Exploitation and Retrieval toolkit, which includes a pipelined image processing framework, baseline algorithms, and wrappers around algorithms from the broader computer vision community, allows user to connect C++, Python, and Matlab processing nodes into distributed pipelines.