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Nato Undersea Research Centre Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Rules and Procedures Nato Undersea Research Centre Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Rules and Procedures

Date added: 11/01/2009
Date modified: 06/21/2012
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Nato Undersea Research Centre Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Rules and Procedures Author: Ryan, K.L. NURC-SP-2009-002. November 2009.

The NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Rules and Procedures provides the policy and the procedures to scientific planners, Scientists-in-Charge (SIC), researchers and the Masters of NURC vessels which address potential adverse effects on marine mammals of sea trials involving underwater sound. As a matter of policy, the Centre will take precautionary and preventive measures to circumvent harm to marine mammals from underwater sound by institution of procedures outlined in Staff Instruction 77. As new information becomes available from continued research by the Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation project, as well as other documented sources, these procedures will be reevaluated and modified as appropriate. This report supersedes the previous NURC report (NURC-SP-2008-003) which included both marine mammal and human diver risk mitigation procedures. These procedures are now separate reports.

The Barny Program: fourteen years of NURC-NRL collaboration The Barny Program: fourteen years of NURC-NRL collaboration

Date added: 05/01/2009
Date modified: 06/19/2012
Filesize: 1.3 MB

NURC-SP-2009-001. The Barny Program: fourteen years of NURC-NRL collaboration. Henry T. Perkins, Jeffry W. Book, Federico de Strobel, Lavinio Gualdesi, Ewa Jarosz, William J. Teague. May 2009.

The Barny Program: fourteen Years of NURC-NRL collaboration The Barny Program: fourteen Years of NURC-NRL collaboration

Date added: 05/01/2009
Date modified: 06/21/2012
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The Barny Program: fourteen Years of NURC-NRL collaboration Perkins, H.T.; Book, J.W.; de Strobel, F.; Gualdesi, L.; Jarosz, E.; Teague, W.J. NURC-SP-2009-001. May 2009.

Shallow ocean environments, with their rapid variability, short spatial scales and often intense fishing, pose a special challenge for physical oceanographic study. Since 1995, a series of collaborative programs between NURC and the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have addressed this issue. That effort has resulted in an improved capability for measurement and interpretation in water depths to 200 m, on spatial scales from hundreds of meters to hundreds of km, and on temporal scales from tidal to annual. Here we report on two aspects of this work: first, the technologies which have enabled progress in data collection and interpretation; and second, a summary of six major field programs, conducted mostly through a series of Joint Research Program between NURC and NRL, in which those technologies have been brought to bear. Taken altogether, an effective, highly mobile and affordable approach for studying ocean shallows is demonstrated.

NATO Undersea Research Centre Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Rules and Procedures. Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Project NATO Undersea Research Centre Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Rules and Procedures. Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Project

Date added: 12/01/2008
Date modified: 06/21/2012
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NATO Undersea Research Centre Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Rules and Procedures. Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation Project. NURC-SP-2008-003. December 2008. Superseded by NURC-SP-2009-002.

The goals of the NATO Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation include the development of risk mitigation protocols, computer tools, and in-water devices to provide risk mitigation before sonar experiments so to avoid potential negative impact on marine mammals. This document outlines the procedures and marine mammal risk mitigation protocols that are in use by NURC at this time. This is an updated, public release version of the NURC Staff Instruction 77. These procedures are reevaluated and modified as new information becomes available from continued research by the Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation project as well as other documented sources.

LIDAR: an assessment of port protection capabilities LIDAR: an assessment of port protection capabilities

Date added: 12/01/2008
Date modified: 06/21/2012
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LIDAR: an assessment of port protection capabilities. Brooke, G. NURC-SP-2008-004. December 2008.

This report provides an introductory survey and background to LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) as a non-acoustic means for detecting and tracking underwater intruders in ports. It was found that commercial use of LIDAR is mature. Applications such as conducting coastal and forest surveys and sea-mine detection with air- or ship-borne LIDAR are most similar to sea surveillance in port protection, but there are important differences. Surveillance for intruder detection requires constant watch on a fixed body of water in a port, with provisions for tracking intruders after they have been detected, rather than merely passing over an area to generate a one-time still image of a swathe below or ahead of the LIDAR. The LIDAR must remain on station in the port, mounted to a hovering aerial platform (a balloon) or to a tower. This report was commissioned from General Dynamics Canada (Garry Brooke) as part of NURC project 3J1 (Port Protection), Ref: GDC PO:40800736, 31-Oct-08, No.:EYK. A follow-on feasibility study will consider LIDAR coverage in more detail, based in part on the technology survey presented here.

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