The talk will start with a brief introduction to underwater acoustics and the challenges posed by the underwater transmission channel. I will then describe the design of robust, cost effective acoustic communication devices based on spread spectrum technology and explain how we achieve very low energy implementation. These devices form a building block for large scale underwater wireless sensor networks and I will describe a number of ongoing research projects at Newcastle University addressing the monitoring of the marine environment, cetacean distribution, vessel traffic and lost fishing gear.
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