Tag: conference

Report from the Georgian International Maritime Forum

Georgia International Maritime Forum

  Through a set of circumstances too Byzantine to unravel here this week I’ve found myself in Batumi, the Republic of Georgia on the coast of the Black Sea delivering and address to the Georgian International Maritime Forum (GIMF) While…

Expert Opinions

  This week I have been hopping in and out of the Society of Marine Mammologists conference in San Francisco. This is an international event and brings mostly scientists from around the world to discuss all things Marine Mammal –…

All a matter of perspective

High frequency acoustic communications. Illus: Andy Lovas

I’ve just finished up a week in Pittsburgh, PA at an Acoustics Society conference. Because sound and acoustics intersect so many fields, Society meetings are some of the most diverse gatherings of disciplines under one roof – with sessions on…

Theory and Practice

This week I find myself at a conference/trade show co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) focused on the ocean. This event is bringing together professionals involved in design and fabrication…

We now know what we don’t know – Report from AN2013

When ocean noise pollution first came up on the public sonar there were only a few handfuls of people engaged in the issue – all acrimoniously divided between the (mostly) industry/Navy noise-makers and the environmental/conservation biology interests who just wanted…

When good ears go bad

I’ve been attending the 2013 Aquatic Noise conference this week and it is no surprise to me that “out the gate” we were treated to some really important information – although given the aquatic theme of the conference it was…

Ocean Noise stakeholders convene this week

This week in Budapest there is a gathering of ocean noise scientists, researchers, regulators, and educators all focused on marine bioacoustics. This is the third Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life conference convened by fish hearing specialist (and bioacoustic generalist)…

Is the ocean really getting louder?

OCR mathematician Tom Reuterdahl and I have just finished a modeling exercise aimed at determining how loud the ocean was prior to industrial whaling. The premise of the investigation is that while some 50,000 cargo ships are now plying the…