Subacoustech have developed an autonomous system for remote monitoring. The system is able to sample noise levels underwater for up to 5 days on a single charge.
Measurement data is retained on the on board memory and the system is also WiFi enabled so data can be downloaded and settings changed from a location up to 3 km away. When within range, the operator is also able to view the data being recorded in near real-time.
The software used when monitoring the data in near real-time can detect the echo location signatures of different marine mammals and so can be used for Passive Acoustic Monitoring.
Subacoustech have recently received a SMART award from the Technology Strategy Board to further develop this technology. It is anticipated that the new solution will feature much improved battery life and more advanced monitoring technology and will be released towards the end of 2013. Contact us for more information.