Automatic Information Extraction System for PHYtoplankton images

Despite significant achievements in automated analysis of phytoplankton images in the last two decades, much work in phytoplankton monitoring still remains in the form of conventional, labour-intensive and time consuming microscope analysis.

To remedy this, ANERIS will develop an semi-automatic pipeline to extract information for phytoplankton images. It will optimise all steps of the process, focusing on sampling, imaging, analysis, and data flow.

Currently, AIES-PHY is focused on exploring automated extraction of images from raw CytoSense runs, setting up real-time sampling metadata extraction & processing, and exporting to standardized output formats for database upload.

Target Stakeholders

Academia: CytoSense users

Industries: CytoBuoy

Contact / Technology lead:

Rune Lagaisse (

Partners involved