Third Underwater Acoustics PhD Symposium Day (updated)

13 December - 13 December 2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

National Oceanography Centre


The UK Acoustics Network (UKAN) Special Interest Group for Underwater Acoustics (SIGUA) will be holding its third in person one day symposium on 13 December 2023 at The National Oceanography Centre (University of Southampton).

The aim of the day is to allow PhD students to present details about their research to like-minded colleagues and promote feedback and discussion. We would like to attract students at all stages of their PhD, including people who may have completed their PhD in the last couple of years, as well as PhD students that have started this year. If you have only recently started your PhD you may wish to give a presentation on your chosen research topic, what you hope to achieve and how you intend to go about it.

The event is free to attend and should be of interest to all researchers, practitioners and users of underwater acoustics in government, industry, and academia. SIGUA members are encouraged to attend to support the PhD students presenting their research.

During the day we will be showcasing the entries to the Research Soundings Early Career Competition and everyone that attends will be invited to vote for the winning audio clip during the lunch and networking break. Competition details here.

The day will include a series of invited talks from researchers with different careers and experiences of working in underwater acoustics:

  • Dr Denise Risch, Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • Dr Sam Dugelay, Thales Underwater Systems


If you would like to give a presentation about your PhD project please include a title and abstract in the registration form (see below) by 20 November 2023. The abstract should be no more than a single side of A4. We are inviting short lightning-style talks, which may be suitable for new PhD students, plus longer talks to describe your research.

Acceptable presentations will be notified by 27 November 2023. A list of abstracts will be published on the UKAN website prior to the event.

You can register to attend here.

UK based students without funding to attend the event can request support here.

Posted on 10th September 2023 in Early Career, Underwater Acoustics, Events