Expert Forum #1
Lead by Gayle Zydlewski, University of Maine
July 24, 2014
The use of active acoustic instruments to measure interactions of marine animals and seabirds around marine energy devices can be difficult due to high water flows around the energy generating devices. In particular, turbulence may destabilize data streams or result in loss of data; determining the level of interference from these effects is challenging. Researchers in several nations are experimenting with removing the turbulence and other background sounds from acoustic data from multibeam, single beam, split beam sonar, and acoustic cameras. Others believe the data can be processed along with the turbulence measurements, providing valuable outputs.
The introductory slides presented by Gayle Zydlewski are available here.
Experts who Participated in this Discussion Included (in order of appearance):
- Gayle Zydlewski, University of Maine
- John Horne, University of Washington
- Benjamin Williamson, University of Aberdeen
- Beth Scott, University of Aberdeen
- Daniel Deng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Tom Carlson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Mark Bevelhimer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Garrett Staines, University of Maine
- Hailey Viehman, University of Maine
A video recording of the discussion has been posted below: