Mutriku Hydrophone Retrieval

On the 26th of April 2022, AZTI’s sampling team successfully carried out the recovery of three SoundTrap ST300 HF hydrophones (manufactured by Ocean InstrumentsNZ)! The hydrophones have been acquiring underwater noise data since 16 March, i.e. 42 days of recording. The sampling rate was set to 10 minutes every hour, with a sampling rate of

ITSASDRONE first trials

During summer 2021 the first trials of the Autonomous Superficial Vehicle (ASV) ITSASDRONE developed by AZTI were done. ITSASDRONE is an autonomous sea surface drone for long term missions on the sea surface (3 months or more), capable of carrying out different tasks operating autonomously, by means of an automated remote control with radio or satellite

Hydrophone Recovery in BiMEP

On 24 January 2022, AZTI technicians recovered the three hydrophones that were deployed on 11 November 2021 around WelloOY’s Penguin wave energy device in BiMEP. During all these months, they have been acquiring acoustic information that will allow us to investigate the potential acoustic impacts of this type of technologies in the framework of the

Underwater acoustic monitoring in BiMEP

The monitoring campaigns of the SafeWAVE project around wave energy devices operating in real conditions have started this summer. In this video you can see the deployment of a hydrophone prior to the installation on Penguin II device of Wello in BiMEP. During one month this hydrophone will acquire underwater acoustic data during the pre-operational

SafeWAVE on Radio y Televisión Española

SafeWAVE coordinator Juan Bald, from AZTI, presented the project’s activities on the radio program, Españoles en la Mar, a production of the Spanish National Radio and Television (RTVE), on the 18th of March. If you don’t understand Spanish you can always check our website and contact us for more information.   Radio station: