Bellamare has designed a shadowgraph imaging system able to sample large volume of water at high speed for zooplankton ecology.

 

It is complementing and sometimes replacing traditional net sampling techniques for the study, monitoring and management of fisheries resource and environmental impacts studies (such as oil-spills and coastal developments for example).

 

So more users can benefit from faster data collection and analysis, we also focus on providing automated plankton sorting solutions.

ISIIS plankton imagers provides information relating to ocean health, global warming, ocean acidification, invasive species or other ecological issues.

Plankton is at the base of the food chain in the oceans. The small phytoplankton, by extracting energy from the sunlight and available nutrients, will feed zooplankton which will then sustain a large and very diverse community of ocean creatures from the smaller sardines to the most charismatic mega-faunas like sharks, tunas, and whales. No plankton means no life in the Ocean.

 

The monitoring of plankton population as well as the knowledge of plankton population dynamic help scientists gain a better understanding of the ocean's ability to sustain fisheries resources.

Bellamare manufactures in-situ plankton imagers used to study and monitor plankton populations.

The company also provides services to analyze images gathered with the ISIIS plankton imaging system.

Plankton Wave

Plankton Wave

Collage of plankton images from ISIIS imager

ISIIS-1 towed sled

ISIIS-1 towed sled

Passive underwater sled

Solmaris

Solmaris

A gathering of solmaris jellies as seen by ISIIS

ISIIS-2

ISIIS-2

Programmable Undulating ISIIS ROTV

An image analyzed

An image analyzed

A real image, processed, and displaying its Regions of Interests

Vehicle Controls GUI

Vehicle Controls GUI

The graphical user interface of ISIIS-2 ROTV