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Developments in Hydroacoustic Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Management


National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research

RO# Location
26.09.11.B7861 Beaufort, NC 285169722


Name E-mail Phone
Taylor, James Christopher 252 838 0833


Our program conducts research to develop decision support tools, geospatial models, and data products to inform coastal ecosystem management. We use a suite of field sampling and remote-sensing tools, advanced underwater remote sensing and hydroacoustics technologies, underwater optics, and scuba diving to design ecological assessments and ecological experiments to understand impacts of stressors on coastal ecosystems.

Primary areas of research include developing (1) ecosystem indicators from split-beam and multibeam echosounder surveys of coral reef and coastal ecosystems, (2) analytical techniques for multifrequency acoustic target identification, and (3) predictive models of resource distribution and habitat use of marine organisms.


Hydroacoustics; Fisheries sonar; Acoustics; Ecosystem management; Marine ecology; Statistical modeling;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$50,000.00 $2,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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