Special Issue "Underwater Imaging"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2019
Prof. Dr. Fabio Bruno
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Industrial Engineering (DIMEG), University of Calabria, P. Bucci, 46C, 87036 Rende, CS, Italy
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Interests: underwater 3D imaging; 3D modelling; reverse engineering; new technologies for cultural heritage; virtual & augmented reality; virtual and rapid prototyping; industrial design
Underwater imaging is an important topic in Marine Science and Engineering because it deals with the development of new technologies and techniques related to the acquisition and processing of images and 3D data in underwater environments. Challenges associated with improving the visibility of objects at various distances have been difficult to overcome due to the absorptive and scattering nature of seawater. Mitigating these effects has been the focus of the underwater imaging community for decades, but recent advances in hardware, software and methods has led to relevant improvements in several application areas (e.g.: biology, geology, archaeology, offshore engineering). Anyway, the exploration, documentation and recording of underwater environments still remain challenging tasks that stimulate the research, design and development of new sensors, devices, techniques and methods for recording underwater environments. This Special Issue is launched to collect a compilation of current state-of-the-art and future perspectives in the development of underwater imaging technologies.
We are seeking contributions for this Special Issue on the following subjects:
- Development and characterization of underwater optical and acoustic sensors
- Acoustic sensing for large underwater areas
- Underwater photogrammetry
- Sensor and data fusion in underwater applications
- Platforms supporting underwater data acquisition (ROV, AUV, ASV, etc.)
- Underwater metrology and inspections
- Restoration, enhancement and processing of underwater images
- 3D bathymetry techniques
- Data processing and underwater 3D modeling
- Innovative applications and multidisciplinary approaches in underwater imaging
Prof. Dr. Fabio Bruno
Manuscript Submission Information
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- underwater imaging
- underwater 3D recording