US Navy


Marine Species Monitoring

Atlantic Region: Current Projects


Atlantic Fleet Training & Testing Monitoring Projects


The table below summarizes marine species monitoring projets being conducted in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico in support of Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT) Marine Mammal Protection Act requirements (50 CFR Part 218).  Reports and data from these projects will be made available on the individual project profile pages and the Reading Room as they become available.

Project titles link directly to individual project profile pages with additional details and access to data and reports.

*Intermediate Scientific Objectives are established in coordination with NMFS through the Strategic Planning Process to help prioritize monitoring investments

Project Description Intermediate Scientific Objective* Status
Title: Autonomous Real-Time Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Baleen Whales for Mitigating Interactions with Naval Activities

Location: Gulf of Maine

Objectives: Demonstrate near real-time passive acoustic detection and classification hardware/software systems

Methods: PAM from autonomous platforms

Performing Organizations: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, NOAA NEFSC, NAVFAC Atlantic

Timeline: 2015-2017

Funding: Joint funding - LMR & ESTCP

Development and validation of techniques and tools for detecting, classifying, and tracking marine mammals

Initial deployments complete

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