Bio Acoustic Monitoring - example

PGS collaborates with others to advance knowledge of the oceans. We see a benefit and feel a duty to promote and support scientific advances in the ocean environment. Sharing relevant data collected during our surveys with scientists has become an integral part of our strategy

In 2015, PGS collaborated with the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to collect bio-acoustic data during a survey carried out by the Ramform Sovereign in the Great Australian Bight.

Acoustic echo-sounder data were recorded for the duration of the survey and sent on shore for analysis. CSIRO scientists will use the data to characterize and monitor mid-trophic organisms such as plankton, fish, crustaceans, and squid in the water column.

“This study is a perfect example of how PGS and the research community can collaborate to advance our knowledge of the oceans,” says Magnus Christiansen, PGS Environment Manager.