Workshop on Acoustic Navigation and Communications for High-latitude Ocean Research

PI: Craig M. Lee and Jason Gobat conveners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (OPP)

Recent community reports on autonomous and Lagrangian platforms and Arctic observing identify the development of under-ice navigation and telemetry technologies as one of the critical factors limiting the scope of high-latitude measurement efforts. An NSF-sponsored workshop will address these needs, bringing together international participants from the fields of acoustic navigation and telemetry, arctic oceanography, acoustical oceanography and autonomous platforms.
Workshop participants will begin the coordinated definition of an acoustic navigation and telemetry system capable of supporting a diverse range of Arctic observational activities. Efforts will focus on comprehensive system design, including specifications for components comprised of mature technologies and identification of areas requiring additional development.