Christopher Taggart, Dalhousie University
Cycle II, Bridging the Gap/KTEE
There is an urgent need for flexible and economic monitoring of whales and vessels that provides vessel-whale strike-risk reduction information and response options. The research team and partners will collaborate to address this need by generating, exchanging and exploiting new knowledge derived from passive acoustic monitoring (PAM), oceanographic, and vessel automatic information system (AIS) observational data obtained from various platforms. The team will also develop the in-house infrastructure to communicate whale locations (whale alerts) derived from PAM and other complimentary data products to vessels in near real-time.