[MARMAM] OSM 2024 Call for abstracts about using AUVs to study marine ecology

Erin Meyer-Gutbrod eringutbrod at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 09:06:33 PDT 2023

Dear Colleagues,

If you research biological oceanographic applications of ocean gliders and
other autonomous vehicles, particularly in the zooplankton and/or marine
mammal spheres, please consider submitting an abstract to present in our
upcoming session at the 2024 ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting which takes
place in New Orléans on 18-23 February, 2024.  Abstracts are due on 13
September 2023.  Please share with your students, postdocs, research staff
and colleagues!  Please reach out to us if you have any questions. To
review the session information and submit an abstract, follow this link:


OT005 - Autonomous ocean platform applications in biological oceanography
and wildlife ecology

Session abstract:

Untethered autonomous ocean platforms (e.g., gliders, buoys, moorings,
floats) and their sensors have been proliferating in the last decade.
Sensors that measure biological species and processes are commercially
available and many new studies have been published on their application to
studying ocean biology in the last five years. Bio-acoustic, bio-optic,
imaging and video camera devices mounted on autonomous platforms can
collect information on ocean wildlife in the water column in parts of the
ocean that were not accessible before. Improved sensors are becoming
available each year as platforms and sensors become more efficient,
particularly in power consumption, allowing for longer and deeper
deployments that sample biology at new space-time scales. Examples include
censusing plankton biodiversity, monitoring migration phenology of
sound-producing taxa, and studying food web, predator-prey, and habitat-use
dynamics. This session invites abstracts on research and development into
the application of autonomous vehicles and their sensors to wildlife
ecology. Topics may include, but are not limited to: zooplankton or
vertebrate ecology; passive acoustic monitoring; and deep sea ecology.
Presentations should focus on oceanographic and ecological applications of
the technology to understanding high-order organisms (i.e., solving
problems in biological oceanography and ecology), as opposed to
technological or engineering research & development.

We hope to see you in New Orléans,
Co-chairs Kim Davies and Erin Meyer-Gutbrod

Dr. Erin L. Meyer-Gutbrod *(she/her)*
Assistant Professor
School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment
University of South Carolina

emgutbrod at seoe.sc.edu
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