Bottom-Lander Locations and Visualizations

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.

ADEON lander locations [seven in all] along the U.S. east coast outer continental shelf (OCS) are depicted below. Three shallow locations (green dots) are equipped with active Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profilers (AZFPs) in addition to passive acoustic and physicochemical sensors. The deeper (yellow dot) locations have only passive acoustic and physiochemical sensors.

bottom lander full map

Below are visualizations of the bottom lander locations after deployment from the R/V Armstrong during our November 2017 ADEON network deployment cruise (reference 2017_AR25).  Please click on each visualization map below to view an enlarged version.

VAC lander2
Virginia Inter-Canyon (VAC)


Charleston Bump (CHB)


Jacksonville (JAX)


Hatteras South (HAT)


Savannah Deep (SAV)


Blake Escarpment (BLE)



Wilmington (WIL)