SurveyEngine® Automatic Object Detection Package (SEADP) Update

Coda Octopus recently launched its "Automatic Boulder Detection" package - Survey Engine Automatic Object Detection (SEADP), which is based on artificial intelligence techniques. Coda Octopus was the first company in 1994 to bring to the market a digitalized software package for the geophysical market. This industry first, GEOSurvey, became a leading geophysical software package for both the acquisition and post-procession of sidescan sonar data. It is in this same innovative spirit in which Coda has launched the first Automatic Boulder Detection package based on AI techniques and which is, again, set to both revolutionize and benefit the geophysical solutions market.

Since launch, SEADP has been in trial with a number of significant customers, including major survey and construction companies. These trials have been successful and, additionally, we have gained insights working with these major survey companies. As a result, we have now introduced additional reporting tools in this package which cover, amongst other beneficial data, detection rates and qualitative analysis.

The current SEADP can automatically detect boulders on the seabed, even in high clutter environments, to a 91% accuracy rate.

In addition to the detection of each boulder using our SEADP Package, the Survey Engine will generate a comprehensive report - automatically computing the boulder position, length, and height - to further automate the vital analysis  of the seabed condition and provide a qualitative report on the results. 

The detection of boulders is an important task to determine whether an area is suitable for construction, such as pipeline planning. Previously, this was a manual and painstaking task for geophysicists and very costly for the industry.

The SEADP is the first in Coda's Automatic Object Detection (AOD) series of AI-based technology products. Our innovative SEADP-AOD technology development continues with current focus on man-made object (MMO) and mine like objects (MLO) detection, which will form part of our future technology releases for our Geophysical customers. 

If you are interested in a demonstration and/or trial of SEADP, please contact our sales department and visit our website for more information.