Up to five research cruises will occur throughout this project at regularly scheduled intervals. Fall 2017 was the first trip conducted to deploy ocean bottom-landers and collect ship-board data for ground-truthing, inter-calibration of lander data, and the examination of spatial and temporal patterns in ocean sound along with the distribution and abundance of biological organisms in the study region.
Below are two visualizations of the R/V Armstrong travel path and activities as they occurred during our November 2017 ADEON network deployment cruise (reference 2017_AR25).
The video above depicts the path traveled during the deployment of the ADEON network.
The video above depicts a data gathering transection path over the ADEON bottom-lander area named Virginia Inter-Canyon (VAC).
Would you like to know more about the science that took place on ADEON's first research cruise? Check out our blog posts on the left or read the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Cruise Planning Synopsis .
The Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Network for the U.S. Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) was developed and deployed in November of 2017. This observatory network will generate long-term measurements of both the natural and human factors active in this region, thus informing the ecology and soundscape of the OCS. These data will provide further a mechanistic understanding of the cumulative impacts these factors have on marine resources and provide insight for ecosystem-based management efforts. Long-term observations of living marine resources and marine sound will assist Federal agencies, including BOEM, ONR, and NOAA, in complying with mandates in the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and Sustainable Fisheries Act (SFA).