Date Added: Mar 2011
It is evident that wireless sensor networking has a secure place in the future of communication systems. The potential and promise of such networks cannot be underestimated. A major advantage is the wide array of configurations and working environments that allow a wealth of applications. In the last few years, research on marine wireless sensor networks has been growing steadily. Nonetheless, there is an immediate need for further investigation into basic and applied research. In this paper, major challenges and applications are discussed. A perspective on target tracking in marine wireless sensor networks is thoroughly presented. In addition, the basic concept for underwater tracking algorithms is presented.