JASCO tests underwater glider drone to detect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

JASCO tests underwater glider drone to detect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

JASCO and Teledyne Webb Research have teamed to deploy a Slocum G3 underwater glider fitted with JASCO’s OceanObserver™ intelligent acoustic monitoring system in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The glider was deployed September 15 in the Orpheline Channel on a 6-week test mission to attempt to detect and record North Atlantic right whales.

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Acoustics workshop in Ensenada, Mexico

Acoustics workshop in Ensenada, Mexico

JASCO scientists Dr Jonathan Vallarta and Dr Melanie Austin are helping build Mexican scientific capacity and increase national interest in the field of underwater acoustics. In September, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada (Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, CICESE) hosted a three-day acoustic workshop at the UNAM campus in Ensenada, Mexico.

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World renowned scientists join JASCO

The JASCO Applied Sciences global team has been joined in January 2018 by two distinguished scientists well known in the underwater acoustics and bioacoustics communities. Michael Ainslie has joined JASCO Applied Sciences (Deutschland) GmbH and will be based in The Hague, Netherlands; Klaus Lucke has joined JASCO Applied Sciences (Australia) Pty Ltd in the Brisbane office of the company.

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