Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Nomans Land Buoy
A DMON buoy was deployed near Nomans Land Island just off the southern Massachusetts coast to monitor the occurrence of endangered baleen whales near several Coast Guard gunnery ranges. The near real-time data from this buoy will help the Coast Guard minimize the impact of training exercises on baleen whales.
Principal Investigators: Sofie Van Parijs (NEFSC), Peter Corkeron (NEFSC), Tim Cole (NEFSC), and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)
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Links to detailed information for platform dmon008:
Automated detection data
Please email Mark Baumgartner at email@example.com. For a general desciption of the detection system and the autonomous platforms, visit dcs.whoi.edu.
The WHOI DMON buoy was expertly prepared by Kris Newhall and the WHOI Buoy Group. Critical engineering support was provided by Leo-Paul Pelletier, Jim Partan, and Keenan Ball (WHOI). Support for the deployment and operation of the buoy is provided by the U.S. Coast Guard and the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The DMON instrument was developed by Mark Johnson and Tom Hurst at WHOI. Mark Johnson was responsible for developing the application programming interface (API) for the DMON, and coded the initial DMON implementation of the pitch tracking algorithm described in Baumgartner and Mussoline (2011). Support for the development and testing of the DMON/LFDCS was provided by the Office of Naval Research, and support for integration in the buoy was provided by the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Advanced Sampling Technologies Working Group in collaboration with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Passive Acoustics Research Group (leader: Sofie Van Parijs).