JASCO tests underwater glider drone to detect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

JASCO tests underwater glider drone to detect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

JASCO and Teledyne Webb Research have teamed to deploy a Slocum G3 underwater glider fitted with JASCO’s OceanObserver™ intelligent acoustic monitoring system in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The glider was deployed September 15 in the Orpheline Channel on a 6-week test mission to attempt to detect and record North Atlantic right whales.

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Acoustics workshop in Ensenada, Mexico

Acoustics workshop in Ensenada, Mexico

JASCO scientists Dr Jonathan Vallarta and Dr Melanie Austin are helping build Mexican scientific capacity and increase national interest in the field of underwater acoustics. In September, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada (Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, CICESE) hosted a three-day acoustic workshop at the UNAM campus in Ensenada, Mexico.

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World renowned scientists join JASCO

The JASCO Applied Sciences global team has been joined in January 2018 by two distinguished scientists well known in the underwater acoustics and bioacoustics communities. Michael Ainslie has joined JASCO Applied Sciences (Deutschland) GmbH and will be based in The Hague, Netherlands; Klaus Lucke has joined JASCO Applied Sciences (Australia) Pty Ltd in the Brisbane office of the company.

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JASCO’s PortListen framework powers internationally acclaimed initiative on ship noise

JASCO’s PortListen framework powers internationally acclaimed initiative on ship noise

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has received international acclaim for its initiative to incentivise quieter vessels by offering substantial discounts to ships meeting prescribed underwater noise emission criteria. VFPA's Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program aims to better understand and manage the impact of shipping activities on at-risk whales throughout the southern coast of British Columbia. Key to this VFPA initiative is the ability to accurately assess underwater sound emissions from vessels as they navigate the access corridor to the port. This is enabled through the deployment and operation by JASCO Applied Sciences, in collaboration with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), of Underwater Listening Stations that provide real-time automated measurements of vessels’ noise emissions relative to other ships in their class through JASCO's PortListen® solution – an ANSI-conforming acoustic measurement system and web-enabled user interface, supported by ONC’s subsea network and data archive.

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Cynthia Pyć speaks at Consortium for Ocean Leadership workshop

Cynthia Pyć speaks at Consortium for Ocean Leadership workshop

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership held a workshop in October on Sound In The Sea: Building A Cross-Sector Consensus On Gaps In Science. Cynthia Pyć, Senior Manager of Environmental Science & Sustainability at JASCO Applied Sciences, was invited as an independent panelist. JASCO also provided major sponsorship of the event, which brought together a diverse group of delegates from the USA and Canada.

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