Underwater Biofouling Detection Using Image Processing And Neural Network

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Assistant Professor, AMET Deemed to be University

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Easwari ,Engineering College

3 Professor, AMET Deemed to be University,


India has a total coastline of 7516.6 km which consists of mainland and coastal land. Marine transportation plays a vital role in the economy from the origin of human civilization by promoting national and international trading among different countries. Important marine transports are passenger transportation, national defence, fishing, resource extraction, and navigational service. There are many different living organisms present in marine water that almost boggles the mind. From microscopic bacteria to gigantic whales, marine organisms come in all shapes, sizes, features, textures and colours in different levels of water to undersea. Bio fouling on the ship surface happens due to flora and fauna present in the sea water. The control of bio fouling on hull of the ship surface is a challenging and a worthy task for the marine transportation. Detecting the bio fouling in the early stage will improve the hull performance by taking remedial actions to remove it immediately. So many researches gave solution to this problem in a wide manner. In this research it is done by the detection of bio fouling using image processing technique embedded with Artificial Intelligence.