The Deep Vision system, developed by Scantrol Deep Vision AS, takes continuous stereo images using a  subsea camera unit of all objects passing through a trawl. These images can be used to identify and measure fish inside a trawl using automated image analysis, opening opportunities to improve fisheries surveys by employing new techniques or providing an evaluation of the trawling methods presently used without bringing the catch onboard the vessel (see This system was the Winner of the 2016 Nor-Fishing Innovation prize for innovation at the 2016 Nor-Fishing Expo, where the judges recognized the technology’s potential to revolutionize both marine research and commercial fishing.
Although developed initially for the fishing industry, there is now a growing interest in the international science community to use this unit in resource and ecosystem surveys, including some Institute of Marine Research (IMR) resource surveys of Barents Sea. Development work was carried out under an 8-year Institute of Marine Research (IMR) CRISP (Centre for Research-Based Innovation in Sustainable Fish Capture and Processing Technology) project activities. Steve Walsh, a DFO Scientist Emeritus, is chair of the CRISP international science advisory (oversight) committee since 2015.
Scantrol company Managing Director Helge Hammersland from Bergen will be giving a presentation about Deep Vision system and potential use in resource and ecosystem surveys on Tuesday afternoon, November 07 at 1:30 pm, in the EB Dunne Boardroom at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre. 
To register contact Truong Nguyen at and also bring along a valid photo ID.