4Deep receives NRC-IRAP Grant

We are pleased to announce that we received a research grant from the National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to develop and automated machine vision-based classifier for marine plankton species. It will be based on neural networks with multiple “hidden” layers called “deep neural networks” (DNNs). The classifier will be used with 4Deep’s underwater microscope that allows in-situ imaging of microscopic zoo- and phytoplankton organisms. The classifier will also form the basis for an automated harmful and toxic algae detection system.