Mediterranean sound surveillance network – CALME
CHORUS is supported by the Water Agency RMC through the co-founding of multiple research and development programs on the use of marine soundscapes as proxies for characterising, monitoring and evaluating coastal ecosystems. An acoustic network (réseau “CALME“) has been established along part of the Mediterranean coastline within the scope of the surveillance program of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2015-2021).
The CALME data is available to the public: www.medtrix.fr
France: Alsemar, Andromède Océanologie, Parc de la Côte Bleue, STARESO, Ville de Marseille
Italy: AMP Tavolara, Acquario di Cala Gonone, BluBest, University of Cagliari
AS4 is a project financed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the St Lawrence shipping observatory and based on the long-term collaboration with Yvan Simard. The objective is the establishment of an acoustic observatory of the St Lawrence estuary, the AS4 (Acoustics Signatures of Ships and Simulations). The setup for acoustic data acquisition has been defined to estimate shipping noise according to the ANSI/ASA S12.64-2009 protocol. Dr. Florian Aulanier strongly contributes to the realisation of this project.
Impact of Marine Renewable Energy installations on benthic communities and monitoring of the impact via a multidisciplinary measurement platform.
Partners: Grenoble INP, France Energies Marines, RTSYS, TBM Environnement, UBO
Funding: French National Research Agency (ANR)
The project aims at monitoring Arctic Ice coverage using passive acoustics by exploiting the complementary nature of passive acoustics and satellite imaging techniques. The objective of GAAP is to monitor Arctic ice coverage (pack ice and sea ice) in the scope of securing maritime activities (commercial, defense) and simultaneously, to better describe coastal Arctic ecosystems that are largely driven by the ice dynamics.
Partners: Gipsa-Lab, LEMAR, TBM Environnement
Funding: French National Research Agency (ANR Astrid)