Oil Identification on Beaches Using Deep Learning Techniques

  • Ramoni Reus Barros Negreiros IFPB
  • Rafael Araújo dos Santos IFPB
  • André Luiz Firmino Alves IFPB
  • Anderson Almeida Firmino UFCG


The oil spill on the beaches of the Brazilian northeast coast has caused disastrous consequences, both for us human beings, as well as for the marine biodiversity. Bearing in mind that its identification is not easy, we propose to do it in this article, using a machine learning approach, a type of artificial intelligence widely used in the area of image classification, alongside with a Convolutional Neural Network. In this regard, we have as main objective the training of a model able to distinguish images, automatically, in three types of classes: (i) normal beaches; (ii) beaches with gulf-weed, a biological indicator of pollution; and (iii) beaches with oil. In the best scenario evaluated, we achieved an average accuracy of 91%.


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NEGREIROS, Ramoni Reus Barros; DOS SANTOS, Rafael Araújo; ALVES, André Luiz Firmino; FIRMINO, Anderson Almeida. Oil Identification on Beaches Using Deep Learning Techniques. In: WORKSHOP DE TRABALHOS DA GRADUAÇÃO - CONFERENCE ON GRAPHICS, PATTERNS AND IMAGES (SIBGRAPI), 33. , 2020, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2020 . p. 167-170. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/sibgrapi.est.2020.13003.