Marine acoustics training

I’ve just completed Seiche’s advanced training course in Marine Acoustics and Signal Processing (an unanticipated benefit of everything moving online during these locked-down months).

It was brilliant to spend a week concentrating on sound in water – revising my original training in acoustics, and expanding my understanding beyond my recent realms of sound in air, in computers and our brains…

The course covered:

  • Acoustics in the ocean environment
  • Underwater noise sources and receivers
  • Underwater acoustic modelling
  • The sonar equation and dBs in ocean acoustics
  • Signal processing, features, metrics and statistics
  • Environmental impact assessment, especially of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals

Further information is available on Seiche’s website at

Seiche array maps North Sea soundscape during lockdown
Seiche array maps North Sea soundscape during lockdown. Image: AutonNaut ‘Adhemar’ courtesy and copyright of VLIZ (re-used with permission).


I would like to thank the UK Acoustics Network for generously funding my place on this course.

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