The Partner University Fund that funded the hardware on which EcoTaxa ran for several years and the machine learning solution it permitted, through a joint project between Université Pierre et Marie Curie (now Sorbonne Université) and the University of Miami [15k€].
The Watertools company, who donated money to make the interface of EcoTaxa easier to translate, in Chinese in particular [30k€].
The maintenance of the software and hardware that allows EcoTaxa to run depends on the support of its users, who can be officially billed by the Quantitative Imaging Platform of Villefranche. We would very much appreciate if you would consider setting aside some funds in your next grant for this. Contact us to estimate what would be both reasonable and useful.
The persons who made EcoTaxa possible are:
Marc Picheral and Jean-Olivier Irisson: specifications and project supervision
Sébastien Colin: initial specification
Altidev, Laurent Salinas, Laurent Reese: development
Simon-Martin Schröder, Benjamin Graham: deep learning implementation
Disclaimer :If you annotate images in EcoTaxa you cannot claim for any retribution from the application managers but you can then download and use the results of your work. Even if they make their best to keep the application stable and secure, the managers of the EcoTaxa application are not liable for the safekeeping of the images and associated data it hosts. You are responsible for performing regular backups.