By Air and by Sea: Novel Mobile Platforms Bring Acoustic Monitoring to Offshore Wind Farms

Rendering of an unmanned surface vehicle performing acoustic monitoring for whale calls with a towed array of hydrophones. (Image credit: JASCO)

The construction and operation of offshore wind farms carries regulatory requirements for acoustic monitoring of both noise emissions from the activity and marine mammals’ vocalizations.

The latter reveal the presence of animals that could be at risk from noise exposure or collision with service ships. Such requirements call for innovative monitoring technologies capable of rapid deployment, efficient relocation, and wide area coverage.

Click here to read the full article, which was featured in ON&T May 2021.

By Dr. Roberto Racca, Chief Communications Officer, JASCO Applied Sciences

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