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We introduce the Northumberland Dolphin Dataset 2020 (NDD20), a challenging image dataset annotated for both coarse and fine-grained instance segmentation and categorisation. This dataset, the first release of the NDD, was created in response to the rapid expansion of computer vision into conservation research and the production of field-deployable systems suited to extreme environmental conditions - an area with few open source datasets.

NDD20 contains a large collection of above and below water images of two different dolphin species for traditional coarse and fine-grained segmentation. All data contained in NDD20 was obtained via manual collection in the North Sea around the Northumberland coastline, UK.

This dataset is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 and thus may not be used for commercial purposes. If you wish to discuss utilising this dataset for commercial purposes please contact the authors.

NDD20 is accompanied by the following paper:

When using this dataset, please cite:

@inproceedings{Trotter2020NDD20AL, title={NDD20: A large-scale few-shot dolphin dataset for coarse and fine-grained categorisation}, author={Cameron Trotter and Georgia Atkinson and Matt Sharpe and Kirsten Richardson and A. Stephen McGough and Nick Wright and Ben Burville and Per Berggren}, year={2020} }



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  • Computer Science and Informatics