Workpackage 2

Small scale habitats: Impact of small scale fauna on roughness and acoustic scatter strength

Task 2.1: Determine impact of benthic macrofauna on acoustic scatter and roughness parameters

Task 2.2: Determine visibility of burrowing macrofauna in high-frequency 3D seismo-acoustics

Task 2.3: Determine seasonal dynamics of backscatter strength of key habitats

Task 2.4: Develop best practice guide for recognition and monitoring of benthic macrofauna

Objectives of workpackage 2:

  • Develop a best-practice guide regarding the identification and monitoring of benthic macrofauna
  • Develop new indicator variables for remote monitoring of benthic macrofauna based on mm-cm scale roughness, surficial acoustic scatter and acoustic volume scatter
  • Determine seasonal dynamics of backscatter strength of key habitats