Development of Acoustic Survey Technology

After identifying and ranking the primary components of random and systematic error and data gaps in priority stock assessments, AST refines and develops survey technologies to reduce these principal errors and close gaps in our knowledge through improved survey efficiencies.  This process has identified active acoustic surveying with the echo-integration method as one of the best options for assessing the dispersion and abundance of marine resources in relation to their habitats.  It has also identified the following three areas for AST’s ongoing research and development:

Last modified: 12/24/2014