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OBIS 2007- Halifax, NS

The Ocean Biodiversity Informatics Conference 2007, Halifax, NS (hotlink: October 2-4 was attended by Amber York and Scott Gallager from the NEBO Team. There were 32 posters presented. Amber’s poster “Development of an Optical Image Database and Processing Tools for Automated Classification of Benthic Habitat and Enumeration of Scallop Stocks” (hotlink: was voted Number One. Amber took home the First Prize of a vest embroidered with Bedford Institute of Oceanography.

NEBO Kickoff meeting October 17 1-5pm

There will be a Kickoff meeting for the NEBO project at Gallager’s lab (Marine Research Facility, Room 107, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution). All partners are encouraged to attend and bring ideas for data products to be developed for end users. Refreshments will be served.
Agenda items:
1. sentinel site selection
2. survey protocol
3. define appropriate data products (end user requirements)
4. define methods for producing specific data products (image informatics and statistical representation of community composition)
5. cruise schedule

Agenda and Post User Feedback for the Kickoff Meeting

NEBO users please read the questions of the October 17th NEBO kickoff meeting. Post your thoughts, comments, and answers at the Kickoff Meeting Agenda and Notes. You must be a NEBO group member to view and edit the Agenda and Notes and other restricted content. Anonymous users cannot see this content.

NEBO Hudson Canyon Tilefish Segment

At our Oct. 17th meeting a request was made for positions and/or charts showing the locations of additional sites for NEBO investigatioin. A PowerPoint file has been uploaded with this message providing maps, images, explanation, and justification for a propose investigation of tilefish habitat adjacent to Hudson Canyon. The proposed investigation deals the use of HabCam to develop a method for stock assessment, and elucidate distribution patterns, community ecology and bioengineering activities by this species.