ATOMS project - Plan of Work
During ATOMS the following important milestones are forseen:
- a theoretical study on the inversion methods to apply to the acoustic
data. The INTIFANTE'00 sea trial (see below) will provide a preliminary data
set for this phase (see publications).
- In concurrence an autonomous recording system will be developed
to fit the existing ULVA system and a sound source will be purchased (see
publications and images).
- An engineering test for at sea test of the autonomous recording system
took place in September 2002, off Lisbon.
- initially a a full scale sea trial off Cape São Vicente
was scheduled for summer 2002. However due to the unavailability of NRP D.
Carlos I, one of the IH oceanographic vessel, the sea trial was postponed
to summer 2003 and is now forseen for next September'03.