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News and Highlights

176th Meeting of the ASA 3-D-V Array PRISMM
PRISMM2018 Tom array
Chief Scientist Tom Norris recently co-chaired a special session on 'Passive Acoustic Density Estimation: Recent advances and outcomes' for the 176th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Canadian Acoustical Association held in Victoria B.C. Canada, 5-9 November. Please contact us if you would like more information. The newly developed "3-D-V" array, a fully-digital 3-D, volumetric towed array. This system is undergoing small boat field tests. Tom Norris recently gave a presentation of progress on this effort at the recent Effects of Sound in the Ocean on Marine Mammals (ESOMM) meeting in The Hague, The Netherlands. This summer we conducted the first systematic, line-transect survey of marine mammals in outer coastal waters off the west coast of Canada. Bio-Waves was responsible for all passive acoustic monitoring, including towed hydrophone array and sonobuoy operations for this historical effort sponsored by the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans - Canada.
Irrawaddy Dolphin Conservation ACS San Diego SonarPoint
We are helping local Vietnamese researchers to assess and better manage an endangered population of Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) in the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam. Founder and Chief Scientist Tom Norris gave a talk at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for the American Cetacean Society (San Diego Chapter) about applying new passive acoustic technologies to issues in conservation biology. Click here to view the talk slides SonarPoint is a newly developed system of affordable, modular autonomous recorders that are designed for localization and tracking marine mammals from their vocalizations. This system was developed with ONR funding and we were recently issued a follow-on award to conduct long-term field tests of the seafloor array configuration. Please contact us if you want more information.



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