AEON Research Cruises

The  AEON network concentrates all observation assets in the Gulf of Maine and totals 5 observation nodes.  Node locations are determined based on an in-depth analysis of current regional assets and collaborations, bathymetry and associated sound propagation models, location historical and predicted oceanographic features, and ecosystem relevance. Four cruises are planned; an initial deployment cruise, 6-month maintenance cruise, and two 12-month maintenance/recovery cruises.  Ancillary data is collected during each cruise to adequately address the question of temporal and spatial data correlation for both the active and passive datasets. 


M/V Warren Jr. Cruise Report, January 2022