Instantaneous Passive and Active Detection, Localization and Monitoring of Marine Mammals over Long Ranges

Lead PI: Dr. Purnima Makris, Northeastern University
Start Year: 2011 | Duration: 3 years
Partners: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BAE Systems, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, & Applied Physical Sciences

The goal of this proposal is to develop approaches to enable instantaneous passive and active acoustic detection, localization and continuous monitoring of marine mammals over very wide areas spanning hundreds of kilometers or more in range. This will be accomplished using high resolution receiver array measurements of marine mammal vocalizations (passive) and instantaneous wide-area ocean acoustic waveguide remote sensing (OAWRS) and imaging (active) of marine mammals.



Annual PI Reports:
FY 2011 PI Report
FY 2012 PI Report
FY 2013 PI Report
FY 2014 PI Report
FY 2015 PI Report