Environmental Monitoring System Development


The Pathway Program - Technology Validation: Echosouders & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Device

The primary goal of this study is to investigate target detections made with an echosounder using an optical camera and imaging sonar, and to explore whether the relative performance of an echosounder is impacted by deployment location (i.e. bottom vs. surface). This study will help identify where echosounders ought to be deployed so that this technology can be used effectively for monitoring tidal energy turbines in Nova Scotia.


Principal Investigator: Jason Clarkson, Sustainable Marine Energy (Canada) Ltd. (SMEC)

November 19, 2019 – April 1, 2021