Use real-time automated tools on board vessels to detect mammals and allow vessel course or speed to be altered
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Using tools on board vessels that automatically detect marine or freshwater mammals within shipping lanes in real time and alert crew to their presence may allow collisions to be avoided. Techniques may include infra-red imaging, active sonar, Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR), or passive acoustic monitoring (Pyć et al. 2016, Horton et al. 2017).
See also Use observers on board vessels to detect mammals and allow vessel course or speed to be altered and Use remote tools to detect mammals in an area and allow vessel course or speed to be altered.
Pyć C.D., Geoffroy M. & Knudsen F.R. (2016) An evaluation of active acoustic methods for detection of marine mammals in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. Marine Mammal Science, 32, 202–219.
Horton T.W., Oline A., Hauser N., Khan T.M., Laute A., Stoller A., Tison K. & Zawar-Reza P. (2017) Thermal imaging and biometrical thermography of humpback whales. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4.