Archive | October 2014

You’re doing great! Keep it up.

As of today we are 93% done with the first image set we put up on seafloor explorer.  As we approach the end of this phase we would like to share some preliminary results.  One analysis we did was public vs. expert scallop measurements.  In other words, how close are scallop shell height measurements done by the public vs. someone who has been measuring scallops for years in scientific applications.  We had an expert do a subset of the same images on seafloor explorer that we gave all of you and were extremely pleased to see that there was a really tight correlation.  That measurements by the public are up to an expert level.

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Measurements of sea scallop shells by Expert (x-axis) and Public (y-axis) annotators. Units are in mm. n = 1,837. 1:1 correspondence (blue line), linear regression line (red).

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