JASCO receives funding for deep water AMAR mooring in Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf Research Program of the USA National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced November 14 their contribution of US$1 million of funding to the Stones Metocean Monitoring Project, which aims to re-purpose portions of an existing deep ocean mooring line in the Gulf of Mexico for scientific research. The mooring line anchors a metocean buoy to the seafloor 3 km below. JASCO Applied Sciences will receive a portion of theses funds to deploy acoustic monitoring instrumentation adjacent to the mooring line. JASCO’s fourth generation Autonomous Multichannel Acoustic Recorder (AMAR G4) will continuously record ambient, anthropogenic, and marine mammal sounds in the area. At nearly 3000 metres, this is JASCO’s deepest acoustic deployment.

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Read more about the funding and the project in this news release by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Learn more about Shell’s Stones Metocean Monitoring Project.