NeXOS at Underwater Acoustics 2014

Objectives of the project in developing new passive acoustics sensors were presented at the Second International Conference and Exhibition on Underwater Acoustics in Rhodes, Greece. Focus of the session, co-organised by NeXOS coordinator Eric Delory, was on the use of autonomous underwater vehicles for monitoring sound. The objectives of NeXOS in this field are to produce two new sensors, one of which will be compact and able to monitor and, or classify several variables from gliders and profilers for the purpose of ocean biodiversity monitoring and the assessment of underwater noise from human activities. More requirements may be included and it was one of the purposes of attending the event to exchange with the international community of scientists, platform operators and stakeholders in underwater acoustics.