Acronym Definitions

ADCP
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ABB-SIO RAS
Autonomous Bottom Buoys Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences
APL-UW
Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington
ARCTIC-NET+
Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada to study the coastal Canadian Arctic
ARGOMARINE
Automated Oil Spill Recognition and Geopositioning Integrated in a Marine Monitoring Network (European Union Framework 7 Programme project
ALOHA
Cabled observatory 100 km north of Oahu, owned and operated by the University of Hawaii
AMAR
Advanced Multi-channel Acoustic Recorder (JASCO)
ANTARES
Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch (an installation of the EuroSITES European Ocean Observatory Network)
AUR
Autonomous Underwater Recorder
AURALs
Autonomous Underwater Recorder for Acoustic Listening
AUSOMS
automatic underwater sound monitoring systems
AUTEC
Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (U.S. Navy)
AWI
Alfred-Wegener-Institut (Germany)
AZTI
an expert technology center in marine and food research
BP
British Petroleum
BPR
bottom pressure recorder
CFI
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Chl
chlorophyll
CMST-DSTO
Centre for Marine Science and Technology-Defense Science and Technology Organisation (Curtin University, Australia)
CPAM
compact passive acoustic monitor
cPOD
click detection and passive acoustic monitoring
CTBTO
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization
CTD
conductivity-temperature-depth
DASAR
Directional Autonomous Seafloor Acoustic Recorders
DFO
Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Canada)
DONET
Dense Oceanfloor Network for Earthquakes and Tsunamis
EARS
Ecological Acoustic Recorder
ESTOC
European Station for Time Series in the Ocean
GOOS
Global Ocean Observing System
HAFOS
Hybrid Arctic/Antarctic Float Observing System
HARP
High-frequency Acoustic Recording Packages
HOT
Hawaiian Ocean Time-series Hydra Acoustic telemetry service on the U.S. Pacific Coast
IMOS
Integrated Marine Observing System (Australia)
IOOS
Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S.)
IOPAS
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences
JAMSTEC
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
JdF Ridge
Juan de Fuca Ridge
LFN/INGV
Low-Frequency Noise System of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
MARU
marine acoustic recording unit
MMRM
marine mammal risk mitigation
MPA
marine protected area
NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEMO
NEutrino Mediterranean Observatory
NEPTUNE
NorthEast Pacific Time-Series Undersea Networked Experiments 101
NMML
National Marine Mammal Laboratory (U.S.)
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
NOAA EcoFOCI
NOAA Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations
NSF
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
NSW
New South Wales (Australia)
NURC
NATO Undersea Research Centre
OBSEA
Expandable Seafloor Observatory (Spain)
ONR
Office of Naval Research (U.S.)
OOI
Ocean Observatories Initiative (U.S.)
OOI RSN
OOI Regional Scale Nodes
OOS
Ocean Observing System
PAL
Passive Acoustic Listener
PALAOA
Perennial Aco ustic Observatory in the Antarctic Ocean (AWI)
PAMBuoy
Passive Acoustic Monitoring Buoy
Station PAPA
Ocean Station P at 50°N, 145°W
PLOCAN
Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias
PMEL
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (NOAA)
PMRF
Pacific Missile Range Facility
POI
Pacific Oceanological Institute
SBNMS
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (U.S.)
SEAWAYS SEAWAYS
Ocean Innovation (France)
SEIC
Sakhalin Energy Investment Company
SOCAL
Southern California Range Complex
SOSUS
Sound Surveillance System (U.S.)
SPURS
Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study
SVP
sound velocity profile
UPC
Universitat Politetécnica de Catalunya
UQAR
Université du Québec à Rimouski (Canada)
VENUS
Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea (Canada)
WA
Western Australia