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  • December 4, 2018 — December 5, 2018
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  • St Anne's College
    56 Woodstock Road
    OX2 6HS

The Special Interest Group for Underwater Acoustics (SIGUA), as part of the EPSRC UK Acoustics Network, would like to invite contributions to a UK/US Underwater Acoustics Conference, co-sponsored by the Institute of Acoustics and the Acoustical Society of America (to be confirmed). The aim of the conference is to bring together UK and US based researchers, from academia, industry and government, to review recent contributions to underwater acoustics, to provide a forum to discuss and exchange views and to consider possible UK US cooperation in all areas of underwater acoustics.

UK and US are two of the world’s most significant contributors to the underwater acoustics research landscape and have enjoyed successful cooperation going back to the experiments of Tyndall and Henry and other developments in early sonar. Strengthening the cooperation between the two countries will help to develop the links and mobility between UK and US research groups and generate new opportunities at home and across the world.

The conference is open to all areas of underwater acoustics but areas that are of common interest to UK and US researchers and where cross fertilisation and cooperation would have benefits are particularly encouraged.

Authors are invited to submit a title and 300 word abstract for a talk or poster to Underwater Acoustics SIG by 19 October 2018.

The conference will be structured around invited talks from leading researchers in each of the two countries with contributed talks and posters plus a special talk about the history of sonar from Willem Hackmann, Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College, author of Seek & Strike.

Other invited speakers include:
Marcia Isakson, University of Texas at Austin, US
talking about “Recent Developments and Future Issues in Underwater Acoustics”

John Colosi, Naval Postgraduate School, US
talking about “A Scintillating Problem: Sound Propagation Through the Stochastic Ocean”

Robert Headrick, Office of Naval Research, US
talking about “Recent at Sea Propagation Studies”

David Knobles, KSA Austin, US
talking about (topic to be confirmed)

Chris Harrison, UK
talking about (topic to be confirmed)

Peter Tyack, University of St Andrews, UK
talking about “Marine Biological Receptors and the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound”

John Smith, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, UK
talking about (topic to be confirmed)

Nathan Merchant, Centre for Environmental Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, UK
talking about “Underwater Noise Monitoring and Modelling in the UK and North East Atlantic” (AB Wood Medal Lecture)

The conference is free to attend. General Admission tickets are available to register for the conference through the Eventbrite.

There is a conference dinner at St Anne‘s College on the evening of 4 December. Conference Dinner tickets are available to purchase.