Research Papers


Research Papers relating to the icListen Smart Hydrophone


-Mark Wood Ocean Sonics, Great Village, NS, Canada and Ray Mahr, Exocetus Development LLC, Anchorage, AK (Presented at the Underwater Acoustic Conference in Greece, 2014)


-Nathan D. Merchant, Tim R. Barton, Paul M. Thompson, D. Tom Dakin, John Dorocicz, and Enrico Pirotta. 


-Nathan D. Merchant, Philippe Blondel, D. Tom Dakin, and John Dorocicz. 


-Laura M. Logan-Chesney


-C. Malinka, A.E. Hay, R.A. Cheel, and M. Wood.




-D. Tom Dakin, Jeff Bosma, John Dorocicz, and Nicolai Bailly


-Peter Porskamp and Anna Redden


-Peter Porskamp

"Ocean Networks Canada performed a wide range of tests on the hydrophones prior to deployment to verify the manufacturer's specifications. The hydrophone instruments met all the manufacturer's specifications and were easy to use. Both models satisfy our requirements for dynamic range, sensitivity and, most importantly, reliability. When coupled with the fast and friendly customer support we have received, these LF and HF hydrophones are a good choice for our ocean observatory."

Tom Dakin
ONCIC's Sensor and Technology Business Development Officer and Resident Ocean Acoustician.
"We have been working with Ocean Sonics in our technology demonstration program since the first prototypes. Our science users have been very impressed with the very high quality data sets. Ocean Networks Canada is expanding our hydrophone network with Ocean Sonic icListen HF smart hydrophones across our observatory including new sites across coastal BC, as part of the Smart Oceans™ program. The compact size, Ethernet interface, high reliability and exceptional performance make these systems ideal for ocean observing applications such as mammal classification, vessel and ambient noise studies. "

Scott McLean,Director, Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre