1st Workshop on Maritime Computer Vision (MaCVi) 2023: Challenge Results
Nov 09, 2023
The 1st Workshop on Maritime Computer Vision (MaCVi)|2023 focused on maritime computer vision for Unmanned|Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV),|and organized several subchallenges in this domain: (i) UAV-based Maritime Object Detection, (ii) UAV-based Maritime Object Tracking, (iii) USV-based Maritime Obstacle Segmentation and (iv) USV-based Maritime Obstacle Detection. The subchallenges were based on the SeaDronesSee and MODS|benchmarks. This report summarizes the main findings of the|individual subchallenges and introduces a new benchmark,|called SeaDronesSee Object Detection v2, which extends the|previous benchmark by including more classes and footage.|We provide statistical and qualitative analyses, and assess|trends in the best-performing methodologies of over 130|submissions. The methods are summarized in the appendix.|The datasets, evaluation code and the leaderboard are|publicly available (https://seadronessee.cs.uni-tuebingen.de/macvi).
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Kiefer et al.
Post Wildfire Burnt-up Detection using Siamese UNet
In this article, we present an approach for detecting burnt area due to wild fire in Sentinel-2 images by leveraging the power of Siamese neural networks. By employing a Siamese network, we are able to efficiently encode the feature extraction process for pairs of images. This is achieved by utilizing two branches within the Siamese network, which capture and combine information at different resolutions to make predictions. The weights are shared between these two branches in siamese networks. This design allows to effectively analyze the changes between two remote sensing images, enabling precise identification of areas impacted by forest wildfires in the state of California as part of ChaBuD challenge thereby assisting local authorities in effectively monitoring the impacted regions and facilitating the restoration process. We experimented with various model architectures to train ChaBuD dataset and carefully evaluated the performance. Through rigorous testing and analysis, we have achieved promising results, ultimately obtaining a final private score (IoU) of 0.7495 on the hidden test dataset. The code is available at https://github.com/kavyagupta/chabud. We also deploy the final model as a point solution for anyone to use at https://firemap.io.
Detecting Urban Changes with Recurrent Neural Networks from Multitemporal Sentinel-2 Data
The advent of multitemporal high resolution data, like the Copernicus Sentinel-2, has enhanced significantly the potential of monitoring the earth's surface and environmental dynamics. In this paper, we present a novel deep learning framework for urban change detection which combines state-of-the-art fully convolutional networks (similar to U-Net) for feature representation and powerful recurrent networks (such as LSTMs) for temporal modeling. We report our results on the recently publicly available bi-temporal Onera Satellite Change Detection (OSCD) Sentinel-2 dataset, enhancing the temporal information with additional images of the same region on different dates. Moreover, we evaluate the performance of the recurrent networks as well as the use of the additional dates on the unseen test-set using an ensemble cross-validation strategy. All the developed models during the validation phase have scored an overall accuracy of more than 95%, while the use of LSTMs and further temporal information, boost the F1 rate of the change class by an additional 1.5%.