Norman Cochrane

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

As a member of the BIO/OSD Ocean Physics Section, an instrumentation and measurement technology development group, my interests center around new and developing applications of marine acoustics. Research includes multi-beam and multi-frequency sonar signal processing applied to quantitative and behavioural studies of marine fish and zooplankton, including long time series monitoring of macro-zooplankton abundances on the Scotian Shelf.

Other research areas have included acoustic propagation modeling applied to environmental noise prediction from marine exploration seismic surveys as well as the field monitoring of low frequency acoustic noise and marine mammal vocalizations. A current project is exploring the applicability of sonar as a monitoring tool for fish abundances and behaviours near proposed Bay of Fundy tidal power turbine sites.

Research and/or project statements

Research includes multi-beam and multi-frequency sonar signal processing applied to quantitative and behavioural studies of marine fish and zooplankton, including long time series monitoring of macro-zooplankton abundances on the Scotian Shelf. Other research areas have included acoustic propagation modeling applied to environmental noise prediction from marine exploration seismic surveys as well as the field monitoring of low frequency acoustic noise and marine mammal vocalizations. A current project is exploring the applicability of sonar as a monitoring tool for fish abundances and behaviours near proposed Bay of Fundy tidal power turbine sites.

Education and awards

B.Sc. (Physics), Mount Allison, 1967

M.Sc. (Physics), Dalhousie, 1969

Ph.D. (Physics), Dalhousie, 1973