Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Conservation Alliance - Artificial Intelligence and Coral Restoration

Coral plays an important ecological role in Hong Kong’s ocean. Not only do they enrich the colour of the ocean, but also provide food and refuge for marine life and enrich Hong Kong’s biodiversity. At the same time, coral acts as an indicator species. Through a regular monitoring of coral coverage, species diversity and coral health, the quality of Hong Kong’s marine environment can be investigated.

Visit Acropora Corals webpage to learn more

This activity allows students to implement artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help researchers integrate coral census data. Through coral conservation seminar, ecological survey and workshops on AI object identification and recognition, students will help establish a Hong Kong coral AI identification system, thereby enriching their knowledge of coral diversity and contributing to marine conservation firsthand.

  • Join coral ecology field trip and learn classification of coral species
  • Take part in expert talk on Hong Kong coral species
  • Participate in the building of preliminary artificial intelligence system and integrate coral census data

Timeline:

Date Activity
14 November 2020 Coral Conservation Seminar
21 & 22 November 2020 Artificial Intelligence Experiential Workshop
November 2020 – February 2021 Consolidation of Coral Census Data
12 & 13 December 2020 Coral Field Trip
April 2021 Testing the Artificial Intelligence