LIstening to the Deep Ocean environment

Period: March 2007 - February 2011

Contact: Paolo Favali


LIDO Twin Site: Gulf of Cadiz + Eastern Sicily

Geohazard / Acoustic, Mammal acoustics

  • to extend the present capabilities of the observatories working in the Eastern Sicily site (NEMO-SN1) and in the Gulf of Cadiz (GEOSTAR revised for NEAREST pilot experiment) by including sensor equipments related to other disciplines (bioacoustics);
  • to establish a nucleus of a regional network of multidisciplinary seafloor observatories allowing the long term monitoring of geohazards and marine ambient nois.

Linked with NEAREST (Tsunami) and NEMO (uses the 2 cables).

Scientific objectives
  • Long term monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis.
  • Characterization of marine ambient noise with special attention to marine mammals


Campaign list of this project
# campaign observatory site period
LIDO 1 GEOSTAR EMSO > Iberian Margin November 10, 2009 - July 10, 2010