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Tag Archives: PIFSC
From the ground up: forming an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) program to study whales and dolphins in the Pacific Islands
By Amanda Bradford, Marie Hill, and Kym Yano PIFSC Cetacean Research Program Once used mostly for military purposes, unmanned aircraft systems (UASs, aka drones) are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of civilian activities. It’s hard to go outside … Continue reading
By Karin Forney HICEAS Cruise Leader In our last update on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), the NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker had finished three of its four survey legs. In this, our final … Continue reading
By Erin Oleson and Amanda Bradford HICEAS Chief Scientist and HICEAS Cruise Leader One of the primary goals for a ship-based survey like the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) is to collect the data we need to … Continue reading
By Shannon Coates and Mark Cotter HICEAS Lead Acoustician and HICEAS Cetacean Observer With the the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 winding down, we were approached by our Cruise Leaders about writing a blog about … Continue reading
By Jim Carretta HICEAS Cruise Leader When we last checked in on the progress of the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), one of the two NOAA ships involved in the survey had completed its HICEAS 2017 mission. … Continue reading
By Lauren Jacobsen HICEAS Visiting Scientist Lauren is a Lab Associate with the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University and practices veterinary medicine in western New York. She participated on a leg of HICEAS 2017 as a visiting scientist. In … Continue reading