``TOMografia PAssiva COstiera ''


Otello Gasparini dune@mclink.it
DUNE Ingegneria dei Sistemi Srl
Via Tracia 4, IT-00183 Roma, Italia
Paola Picco picco@estosf.santateresa.enea.it
ENEA, Santa Teresa
San Terenzo (SP), Italia

Partners :
Pierluigi Rosseto thetis@mbox.vol.it
Thetis, San Marco 2291
30124, Venezia, Italia
Alessandro Crise crise@rs1oga.ogs.trieste.it
Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale
Borgo Grotta Gigante, C.P. 2011
34016 Opicina (TS), Italia

Sergio M. Jesus sjesus@ualg.pt
CINTAL - Universidade do Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
PT-8000 Faro Portugal

Objectives: the main objective of this project is to develop a new method for underwater acoustic tomography that uses as source signal the noise emitted by ships of opportunity, received on vertical arrays distributed along the coast, with the objective of measuring the water temperature and currents of oceanographic interest.

Sea trial: the first sea trial under this project took place during the 9-29 October 2000, in Tróia-Setúbal, Portugal. The sea trial was organized by Instituto Hidrografico, Lisboa, Portugal and CINTAL-Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal and involved the oceanographic research ship NRP D.Carlos I, from the Portuguese Navy. Several instrumentation was used during the various events of the sea trial, in particular for TOMPACO a 16-hydrophone VLA was used together with an HGX-90 acoustic sound source (see Intifante00 for more details regarding the sea trial).

Intifante'00 Workshop: a first workshop to discute preliminary results of the Intifante'00 sea trial took place at CINTAL - University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal from 10-11 May 2001 (program).

Publications and reports

last update on June 21, 2002