The project “FishLab – Semi-autonomous system for centralised video-monitoring of fish migration in river systems” has been granted an InnoCheque funding by Innosuisse. This will support our collaboration with FishLab to develop a standardized/automated observatory of fish flows in rivers.
For this purpose, fish ladders are fitted with underwater cameras with infrared backlighting.
The end customers are dam operators, who are required to demonstrate the ecological restoration of their structures by 2030 (Federal Water Protection Act 2011).
At HES-SO, we are studying video processing for the detection of fish, their tracking, count, species identification and size measurement. We are also developing an interface to check and complete the automated results.