OCEAN project partners Harvey Stoelinga (Teledyne RESON @RESONsVideoChannel), Rui Prieto (Okeanos Institute, University of the Azores) and Rui Guedes (Skipper) Lowering the RESON TC4040 Hydrophone setup off the Azores. The collaborative mission took place in the Azores islands, where the Hydrophone has been used to test the acoustic whale detection, classification, and tracking system developed by The OCEAN project.
The system’s successful development and refinement is a major step forward in the fight to protect whales from ship strikes. Developed by the OCEAN partners Teledyne Reson A/S, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya @upc, and Institute Okeanos of the University of the Azores is expected to help to prevent ship strikes and keep whales safer.
The system uses acoustic sensors to detect the presence of whales. The data collected by the sensors is then used to classify and track the whales. This is great news for whales and the marine environment and is a key component in fulfilling the OCEAN project’s vision for safer navigation.
Ship strikes are a major threat to whales, and this new system could help reduce collisions. This will help protect whales and ensure they continue to thrive in our oceans.