In situ quantitative characterisation of the ocean water column using acoustic multibeam backscatter data

Geoffroy Lamarche1, Yves Le Gonidec2, Vanessa Lucieer3, Xavier Lurton4, Jens Greinert5, Stéphanie Dupré6, Amy Nau7, Erin Heffron8, Marc Roche9, Yoann Ladroit1 and Peter Urban5, (1)National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand, (2)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (3)University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Australia, (4)IFREMER, Plouzane, France, (5)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (6)IFREMER, Plouzané, France, (7)CSIRO Australian Resources Research Center, Hobart, Australia, (8)University of New Hampshire, Center for Coastal Ocean Mapping, Durham, NH, United States, (9)FPS Economie, Brusses, Belgium