Passive acoustic monitoring investigates offshore GoM ecology

Offshore staff

BROUSSARD, Louisiana – ASV has collaborated with the Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling consortium to conduct 10 days of passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) data collection for its BP/Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) funded project.

Data was collected using ASV’s C-Worker 6 and C-Enduro autonomous surface vehicles operating from the R/V Pelican coastal research vessel.

The three-year BP/GoMRI sponsored project intends to investigate how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill affects marine mammal populations near the spill, as well as to improve methods for monitoring everyday operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

07/16/2015

ASV’s C-Enduro
ASV’s C-Enduro is one of the autonomous surface vehicles used to collect passive acoustic data in the Gulf of Mexico. (Image courtesy ASV)

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