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Mr Stephen Goult

PhD researcher


I am a part time PhD researcher hosted at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, I also work as an Earth Observation Scientist at PML.

Research Interests

  • Deep Learning
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Hyper- and Multi-spectral sensors
  • Algal Phenology
  • Data pipeline development

Current Projects

I currently working with Dr. Chunbo Luo (Exeter), Dr. Stefan Simis (PML), and Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath (PML) to develop Deep Learning techniques capable of segmenting water contents into defined areas using high resolution satellite imagery from sensors such as Sentinel 2 MSI, Landsat 8 and Planetscope.

This work will enable extensive labelling and searching of high resolution scenes for instances of algal blooms and river plumes, which in turn will allow us to answer questions about the proliferation of algal blooms and their harmfulness.