PASSIVE ACOUSTICS SENSORS
As a result of increasing human activities, the noise added to the marine environment is now becoming a concern and passive acoustics can help characterize and eventually reduce the impact. The Marine Strategy Framework Directive, and the increasing need to monitor underwater noise for Environmental Impact Assessments of marine activities have increased demand for cost-effective multipurpose instrumentation.
NeXOS will develop new passive acoustics sensors (smart hydrophones) for the measurement of several human and biological sources, and underwater noise in general. These sensors will enable on-platform measurements and will be available for both platforms with limited autonomy and/or communication capability, and platforms with unlimited autonomy and/or communication capability such as cabled observatories.
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