Acoustic surveillance system
Sergio Jesus, Cristiano Soares
Underwater noise has been identified by EU as a pollutant for biological species, including marine mammals, fish, invertebrates and to biodiversity as a whole. Despite the vast amount of scientific theoretical, laboratorial and experimental work, the extent of impact of noise on these species is not clear but its monitoring is a first step for control. The SUBECO project aims at developing a prediction and monitoring system of the underwater noise off the coast of continental Portugal. This is a must have tool to support the mission of protecting the marine environment but also for security and defense.