|Contributor(s)||Berger Laurent, Doray Mathieu, Le Bouffant Naig, Maurice Alicia, Trenkel Verena|
|Source||ICES Scientific Reports/Rapports scientifiques du CIEM (2618-1371) (ICES), 2021 , Vol. 3 , N. 72 , P. 40p.|
The Working Group of Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology (WGFAST) focuses on the development and application of science and technology to observe the marine environment. In this report, WGFAST summarizes 38 presentations addressing the three themes: “Acoustic meth-ods to characterize populations, ecosystems, habitat, and behaviour”, “Acoustic characterization of marine organisms”, and “Emerging technologies, methodologies, and protocols” and the dis-cussions addressing these three themes. Common themes throughout these sessions were the increasing use of autonomous vehicles for collecting data and the increasing use of advanced statistical methodologies to process and quantitatively interpret acoustic data. Acoustical, envi-ronmental, and “ground-truthing” data are being collected beyond using traditional vessel-based surveys providing multiple data streams to characterize ecosystems. Many of the presen-tations highlighted “big data” statistical methodologies to fully utilize these data and improve our understanding of ecosystems.
ICES (2021). Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology (WGFAST). ICES Scientific Reports/Rapports scientifiques du CIEM, 3(72), 40p. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.8226 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00723/83513/