The AEON network concentrates all observation assets in the Gulf of Maine and totals 5 observation nodes. Four cruises are planned under the project with an initial deployment cruise (2021), a 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. Network site locations were strategically determined based on an in-depth analysis of current regional assets and collaborations, bathymetry and associated sound propagation models, location of historical and predicted oceanographic features, and ecosystem relevance.
The AEON network