LIstening to the Deep Ocean environment

Project Description

LIDO Twin Site: Gulf of Cadiz + Eastern Sicily

Geohazard / Acoustic, Mammal acoustics:

- to extend the present capabilities of the observatories working in the Eastern Sicily site (NEMO-SN1) and in the Gulf of Cadiz (GEOSTAR revised for NEAREST pilot experiment) by including sensor equipments related to other disciplines (bioacoustics);

- to establish a nucleus of a regional network of multidisciplinary seafloor observatories allowing the long term monitoring of geohazards and marine ambient nois.
Linked with NEAREST (Tsunami) and NEMO (uses the 2 cables).

Scientific objectives:

- Long term monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis.

- Characterization of marine ambient noise with special attention to marine mammals