HAB Buoy: a new instrument for in situ monitoring and early warning of harmful algal bloom events

  • PF Culverhouse
  • R Williams
  • B Simpson
  • C Gallienne
  • B Reguera
  • M Cabrini
  • S Fonda-Umani
  • T Parisini
  • FA Pellegrino
  • Y Pazos
  • H Wang
  • L Escalera
  • A Moroño
  • M Hensey
  • J Silke
  • A Pellegrini
  • D Thomas
  • D James
  • MA Longa
  • S Kennedy
  • G del Punta
Keywords: automatic plankton identification, HAB monitoring


A new microplankton imaging and analysis instrument, HAB Buoy, is described. It integrates a high-speed camera for in-flow image acquisition with automatic specimen labelling software, known as DiCANN (Dinoflagellate
Categorisation by Artificial Neural Network). Some preliminary results are presented together with a rationale for its use.

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eISSN: 1814-2338
print ISSN: 1814-232X