Project description: The proposed joint research project (JRP) aims at the development and validation of acoustic-oceanographic remote sensing systems and data inversion-integration methods for the reliable, rapid environmental assessment (REA) of shallow water areas.
The main objective is to demonstrate, with at-sea data, the feasibility of reliable REA with an acoustic-oceanographic buoy field. The focus will be on (a) the development of new methodologies to invert the acoustic signals and integrate satellite-sensed and in-situ oceanographic data, (b) the improvement of the existing design, including the integration of oceanographic sensors, additional hydrophones and self-recording capability, (c) data assimilation into high-resolution ocean models for short-term predictions consistent with the observed data and (d) the field test of the system.
Signal and Image Processing Group (SIPG)
|Project Partners||CINTAL, NURC, ULB, RNLNC, IH|
Acoustic Oceanographic Buoy Rapid Environmental Assessment
 Sérgio Jesus, Cristiano Soares, António Silva, E. Coelho, Acoustic Oceanographic Buoy testing during the Maritime Rapid Environmental Assessment 2003 sea trial, Proc. of ECUA'04 - 7th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Delft, The Netherlands, 2004 - PDF
 Cristiano Soares, Sérgio Jesus, E. Coelho, Shallow water tomography in a highly variable scenario, Proc. Acoustics Inversion Methods and Experiments for Assessment of the Shallow Water Environment, Ischia, Italy, 2004
 Sérgio Jesus, Cristiano Soares, Nelson Martins, Acoustic Rapid Environmental Assessment : the AOB concept, Maritime Rapid Environmental Assessment Workshop, NURC, La Spezia, Italy, 2004
 Sérgio Jesus, Cristiano Soares, António Silva, J. P. Hermand, E. F. Coelho, AOB – an easily deployable, reconfigurable and multifunctional acoustic-oceanographic system, 148th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, USA, 2004