Working Groups

Working groups are subject-matter experts and interested parties working together towards a specific goal.

Backscatter Working Group (BSWG)

Image courtesy of NIWA

One of the main recommendations of the workshop on “Multibeam Backscatter – State of the Technology, Tools, & Techniques” held in Rome on 5 May 2013, prior to the GeoHab conference, was the need for standardization of the acquisition and processing of sonar backscatter data provided by multibeam echosounder. The BSWG was created in order to address this need.

 

 

 

 

Water Column Backscatter Working Group

Image of a seep field.

Image courtesy of Garrett A. Mitchell, Fugro Marine GeoServices, Inc 2017

We have established a multidisciplinary research consortium of internationally recognised experts in marine acoustics and geophysics, spatial analysis and ocean environmental science, from New Zealand (NIWA), France (Géosciences Rennes/CNRS, IFREMER), Germany (GEOMAR) Australia (IMAS) and the U.S. (UNH-CCOM).

For more information please contact Dr Geoffroy Lamarche (Geoffroy.Lamarche@niwa.co.nz ).