|Tool name *||Hydata Sonobuoy|
The Hydata Sonobuoy is a device to determine the absolute underwater acoustic sound pressure levels from natural or anthropogencic sources in the marine environment.
|Category||All, Impact Assessment|
|What step(s) in analysis framework||2b|
|What step(s) in Governance framework|
Temporal and spatial sound data of sound sources impacting specific study areas
|Data Quality Required|
Little technical expertise needed for the operation of the equipment; however data analysis requires experienced personnel.
|Spatial and Temporal||
Can be used within all spatial and temporal scales required for monitoring marine environments.
The determination of possible disturbance impacts to marine mammals and other ecology from sound sources, such as marine tidal energy devices. Can also be used in the regular monitoring of study sites.
|License cost issues||
No: Not available
A poster on the Hydata Sonobuoy is available http://www.academia.edu/258406/_Introducing_-_The_HYDATA_sonobuoy._All_Energy_Conference_2010_-_Poster
|Literature: References & Manuals *||
Papers, conference proceedings and explanatory information available from Heriot-Watt University (ICIT). Email firstname.lastname@example.org