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Ocean Connector: Talk and Tour at JASCO Applied Sciences
November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
JASCO Applied Sciences are our hosts for this month’s Ocean Connector! Join us at their 20 Mount Hope Ave. facility for a tour and talk with JASCO’s Project Scientist, Dr. Katie Kowarski and Engineering and Business Development Manager, John Moloney.
Join in the discussion with Dr. Kowarksi as she shares information on JASCO’s Observer on Oceanic Gliders. JASCO has been incorporating its OceanObserver technology into autonomous mobile platforms, including ocean gliders, for the last five years. One recent collaboration with the Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria resulted in collecting five days of data from a glider deployed off the Canary Islands. Post-retrieval data analysis revealed that seven cetacean species’ vocalizations were recorded. Three beaked whale clicks were identified – one from Cuvier’s beaked whales, one from Blainville’s beaked whales, and one from an unknown species, which may represent the identification of an undescribed species in these waters.
Learn about the SMELTS-JASCO Whale-Raft project, which combines ropeless fishing with passive acoustic monitoring. JASCO Applied Sciences is a partner with the Sea Mammal Education Learning Technology Society (SMELTS) to demonstrate, train, and enable indigenous fishers from Miawpukek First Nation (MFN)/ Netukulimk Fisheries Limited (NFL) in whale-safe (ropeless) fishing and acoustic data collection.