Plymouth University Marine Institute is hosting a Underwater Acoustic Modelling course which will equip delegates with a thorough knowledge of underwater acoustic modelling.
Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at regulators, environmental consultants, researchers and policy/ environmental professionals within industry. The course introduces all the key concepts and opens up a learning pathway to those wishing to conduct modelling themselves in the future. It is well suited to those who require deeper understanding of technical reports.
- Introduction to underwater sound
- Modelling processes and capabilities
- The physics of sound propagation and assessment metrics
- Types of models available
- Criteria for assessing impacts upon marine life and mitigation zone determination
- Field measurement and sound source verification
- Application to EIAs
- Interpretation of results / best practice / standards / metrics
- Properties of sea water: temperature, salinity and sound speed
- Oceanic features influencing sound propagation and their variability: thermocline, fronts and eddies
- Visualisation tools to identify ocean thermocline, fronts and eddies
- Seasonal variation in sound propagation
- Modelling shipping noise experienced by marine life