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Aquafarms in the Mediterranean Sea

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Tobias Weiss (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences)
October 1, 2020 – October 1, 2020
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DOI:
10.5281/zenodo.6245516
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The dataset comprises bounding boxes of 23 aquafarms in the Mediterranean Sea. We assume that from a satellite perspective the signal received from them is very similar to the signal of ghost nets. Thus, we are using satellite images of these locations to train a CNN for ghost net detection in the project TRACE. Most of these aquafarms are in place since many years. Thus, you can download images such as Sentinel-2 covering a large time span, different states of weather and sea. The farms are stable in there position, however, they can move a few meters depending on the wind direction and currents.

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Weiss, T., Bochow, M. (2022). Aquafarms in the Mediterranean Sea [Data set]. Ocean Scan. https://www.oceanscan.org/dataset/ae48bf25-b856-45de-a5f5-aa09d00f7104. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6245516

Environments
FLOATING
Area
4,420,408 km²