Please, find here the OCEANOISE2015 Scientific Programme.

The following programme might be subject to changes:

Schermafbeelding 2015-05-06 om 06.46.59OCEANOISE2015 is organised in chaired sessions where invited speakers will present new data and participate to a round table where everyone will be able to interact.

  Session Name Chairs Invited Speakers
NOISE MEASUREMENT Ambient & Natural Noise
  • Doug Cato, Defence Science and Technology Organisation & University of Sydney Australia
  • Mark Prior, TNO, The Netherlands
  • Christine Erbe, Centre for Marine Science & Technology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Ambient noise in the Perth Canyon: 2008-2014
  • Mike van der Schaar, Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain, Seasonality in sound measurements from the Japanese East Coast
  •  Thomas Folegot, Quiet-Oceans, France, Assimilation of real-time measurement for ambient noise prediction
  •  Craig Radford, Leigh Marine Laboratory, Institute of Marine Science, New Zealand, Marine Soundscape Ecology: the application of acoustic diversity indices
  • Arthur N. Popper, University of Maryland, USA, Noise Levels in Shallow Waters Near the Hudson River’s Tappan Zee Bridge
  • Ayca Eleman, Sualti Arastirmalari Dernegi (Underwater Research Society), Turkey, Underwater ambient noise in the English Channel from 1989-2009 and its spatial and temporal variability
  • Peter Sigray, Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI, Sweden, Recent Results from Large Scale Monitoring of the Ambient Noise in the Baltic Sea
  • Bas Binnerts, TNO, The Netherlands, The importance of natural sources for sound maps of the Dutch North sea: A comparison between wind, rain, and ships as sources of sound
  • Mathias Andersson, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden, Harbour seal vocalisation off season
Pile driving & other impulsive sources
  • Stephen Robinson, NPL, UK
  • Roberto Racca, JASCO, Canada
  • Alexander MacGillivray, JASCO Applied Sciences, Victoria BC, Canada, Measurements of Pile Driving Noise Attenuation and Sound Propagation in the Hudson River
  • Christine Erbe (for Alexander Gavrilov), Centre for Marine Science & Technology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Numerical modelling of underwater sound emission from marine pile driving over elastic seabeds
  • Michael Wood, JASCO Applied Sciences, Droxford, Ha, UK and University of Southampton, UK, Sediment stiffness effects on piling noise using a wave-equation analysis model
  • Federica Pace, Baker Consultants Marine Ltd, Matlock, Db, UK, Mitigating the impact of pile-driving noise on harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) during foundation installation at Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind farm
  • Christ de Jong, TNO, Sonar and acoustics, The Netherlands, Modelling of impact pile driving noise for assessing the impact on marine animals
  • Peter Theobald, National Physics Laboratory, UK, A standard for piling noise measurement: progress with ISO18406
  • Andreas Holmberg, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm, Sweden, Analysis of shallow water explosions and the impact on fish
  • Christian Audoly, DCNS, France
  • Christ de Jong, TNO, The Netherlands
  • Eric Baudin, Bureau Veritas: An overview of the Bureau Veritas  Rule Note NR614 “Underwater Radiated Noise“
  • Megan McKenna, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, Measurements of radiated underwater noise from modern merchant ships relevant to noise impacts on marine mammals
  • Cédric Gervaise, GIPSA-lab, France, Experience with ship noise measurements (standards & uncertainty)
  • Alex Brooker, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK, An assessment of the variability associated with the measurement of radiated noise from vessels
  • Raúl Salinas, TSI, Spain, Correlation between vessel full-scale measurements and URN numerical prediction in the framework of the AQUO EU project
  • Christian Audoly, DCNS Research, France, Parametric models of ship source level for use in an underwater noise footprint assessment tool
  • Dietrich Wittekind, DW-ShipConsult, Germany, An Acoustic Source Level for Ships
  • Alexander MacGillivray, JASCO Applied Sciences, Canada, Modelling Shipping Noise Exposures Using Vessel Tracking Data
  • Frazer Coomber, CIMA research foundation, Italy, Measurements of the shipping levels in the Genoa Canyon system to address the impact on an acoustically sensitive cetacean species Ziphius cavirostris
Seismic Surveys
  • David Hedgeland, BP, UK
  • Mike Jenkerson, Exxon-Mobil, USA
  • Isabelle Lambert, CGG, France, Seismic Methods and the Use of Sound
  • Nick Robinson, Gardline Environmental Limited, UK, GeoTechnical & Site Survey Methods
  • Sean Hayes, Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants Ltd, UK, The use of better quantification techniques in marine survey assessments
  • Clara Correa, Repsol, Spain, Sound Model Validation Method
  • Mike Jenkerson, ExxonMobil, USA, The Marine Vibrator JIP, USA, Technical and Operational Specifications for the Marine Vibrator
  • Raymond Abma, BP, USA, Popcorn source seismic acquisition
  • Jack Norton, Teledyne-Bolt, USA, eSource: The Tuneable Impulsive Seismic Source
Renewable Energy
  • Paul Lepper, Loughborough University, UK
  • Frank Thomsen, DHI Denmark
  • Monika Kosecka, DHI Polska, Poland, Simultaneous particle motion and sound pressure measurements at two types of offshore windfarms in operation
  • Alain Norro, RBINS, Belgium, Characterization of operational underwater noise generated by Wind Park in Belgian water of the North Sea
  • Juan Bald, AZTI, Spain, Acoustic characterization of submarine cable installation in the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (bimep)
  • Paul Lepper, Loughborough University, UK, Cumulative operational noise of large scale arrays of offshore wind farms
  • Jakob Tougard, Aarhus University, Denmark, Underwater noise from a wave energy converter
  • Ben Wilson, SAMS, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, A framework to predict, validate and review the acoustic footprint of operating tidal turbines
  • Philippe Blondel, University of Bath, UK, Ambient noise in the Falmouth Bay Test area (FaBTest, UK) – Baseline measurements of shipping, environmental variability and wave-energy converters
  • Kate Grellier, Natural Power Consultants, UK, Use of Population Viability Analysis to Assess the Potential for Long Term Impacts from Piling Noise on Marine Mammal Populations
NOISE HABITAT Riverine and Coastal
  • Tomonari Akamatsu, National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan
  • Satoko Kimura, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Aran Mooney, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, Cephalopods’ anti-predator responses to sound differ based upon sound level, frequency and prior experience
  • Songhai Li, Marine Mammal and Marine Bioacoustics Laboratory, Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, China, Mid- and high-frequency noises of small fast-speed boats in shallow water and their potential impacts on the Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphins (Sousa chinensis)
  • Bayram  Öztürk, Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University and Turkish Marine Research Foundation, Ship-originated noise in narrow straits used for international navigation
  • Chen Chifang, Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, Ocean Technology Research Center, College of Engineering, National Taiwan University, Underwater Soundscape along West Coast of Taiwan
  • Tzu-hao Lin, Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan), Spatial and temporal variations of biological sound in a shallow marine environment
  • Saho Kameyama, Kyoto University, Japan, Acoustic species identification and monitoring to assess the effect of marine development on marine mammals
  • Satoko S. Kimura, Kyoto University, Japan, Passive acoustic monitoring of an isolated finless porpoises population in Ise- and Mikawa-Bay, Japan
  • Philippe Blondel, University of Bath, UK
  • Hanne Sagen, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway
  • Dag Tollefsen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Box 115, 3191 Horten, Norway, Synoptic measurements of ambient noise in the Fram Strait Marginal Ice Zone
  • Jaroslaw Tegowski, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk, Poland, Broadband ambient noise and ice-related processes in the Arctic – Multi-year studies of Hans Glacier, Svalbard
  • Erin C. Pettit, Dept of Geology and Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, Characteristics of Underwater Noise Sources at the Glacier Ice-Ocean Boundary: Subglacial Discharge and Seiches
  • Hanne Sagen, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Bergen, Norway, Passive acoustics from moorings and drifting ice stations in the Fram Strait
  • Peter Worcester, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, Ambient noise in the Arctic Ocean measured with a drifting vertical line array
  • Bruce Martin, JASCO Applied Sciences, Halifax NS, Canada, Characteristics of air-gun array pulses and the ambient soundscape in Baffin Bay and Melville Bay, West Greenland
  • Aaron Thodes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, Measurements of cumulative airgun survey activity in the Beaufort Sea during ice-free conditions, 2008-2012
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State University, USA
  • Kevin Heaney, OASIS, Inc., USA
  • Bruce Martin, JASCO Applied Sciences and Dalhousie University Department of Oceanography, Canada, Characterizing marine soundscapes using temporal patterns
  • Kevin Heaney, OASIS, Inc., USA, Measurements and modelling of the spatial dependence of soundscapes
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State, USA, Linking changes in soundscape levels to sources through frequency correlation matrices
  • Anthony Hawkins, Loughine Limited, UK, Ambient noise measurements at a sheltered coastal location
  • Ana Širović, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, Soundscapes of the central Pacific
  • Kathy Heise, Vancouver Aquarium and WWF Canada, Canada, Soundscapes on coast of British Columbia, Canada: an ocean of opportunity
  • Daniel Mennitt, National Park Service, USA, A geospatial approach to exploring the soundscape of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Mapping & Modeling
  • Christine Erbe, Centre for Marine Science & Technology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
  • Thomas Folegot, Quiet-Oceans, France
  • Nathan Merchant, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), UK, Fine-scale mapping of pile driving noise in the Cromarty Firth
  • Florian Aulanier, Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Canada, The PSSEL model for rapidly mapping the probability of shipping sound exposure level from traffic density
  • Bas Binnerts, TNO, The Netherlands, SONIC: model generated sound maps and footprints of ships– Bruce Martin, JASCO Applied Sciences, Canada, Comparison of measured and modeled air-gun array in Baffin Bay, West Greenland
  • Christine Erbe, Centre for Marine Science & Technology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Mapping risk and opportunity areas for the management of ship noise in the habitats of 10 marine mammal species off western Canada
  • Thomas Folegot, Quiet-Oceans, France, Mapping anthropogenic noise in European waters: examples from the AQUO and BIAS European projects
  • Denise Risch, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS-UHI), UK, Variation in ambient noise levels and acoustic propagation across a tidal flow
  • Guillermo Jiménez, Seiche Measurements Ltd, UK, Sound Source Verification & Marine Mammal Mitigation
  • Luc Simon, RTSYS, France, From laboratory to novative in-situ calibration practices and systems for hydrophone loggers and digitization systems with focus on propagation in-situ measurement.
  • Douglas Nowacek, Duke University Marine Laboratory, USA
  • Patrick Miller, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Mathias Andersson, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency, Behavioural reactions in cod to a Coast Guard ship in a deep fjord
  • Wendy Dow-Piniak, Gettysburg College, USA,
    Behavioural responses of sea turtles to marine anthropogenic sound: Current knowledge, data gaps, and future research directions
  • Denise Risch, SAMS, Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK; Cumulative effects of multiple vessel classes on the communication space of baleen whales in different behavioral contexts
  • Patrick Miller, University of St Andrews, UK, First indications that northern bottlenose whales are sensitive to behavioural disturbance from anthropogenic noise
  • Lise Doksæter Slive, Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway, Effects of naval sonar on feeding in humpback whales
  • Fleur Visser, Kelp Marine Research, Hoorn, the Netherlands & Behavioural Biology Group, Leiden University, The Netherlands Disturbance-specific social responses in long-finned pilot whales
  • Mike Noad, Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory, The University of Queensland, Australia, Behavioural responses of migrating humpback whales to a small air gun and the importance of baseline data
  • Douglas Nowacek, Nicholas School of the Environment & Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University Marine Laboratory, USA, Potential Mechanisms of Responses of Right Whales to Anthropogenic Sound
  •  Michel André, Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain
  • Ursula Siebert, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany
  • Marta Solé, Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain, Controlled noise exposure experiments on jellyfishes
  • Maria Morell, Zoology Department, University of British Columbia & Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain, Noise induced hearing loss evidence: case of a long-finned pilot whale mass stranding event
  • Elisabeth Debusschere, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research & Ghent University Belgium, Pile driving is perceived as an acoustic stressor by juvenile European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
  • Andreas Ruser, Institute of Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, Underwater noise impact investigations on wild harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)
  • Dorian Houser, Department of Conservation and Biological Research, National Marine Mammal Foundation, USA, Susceptibility and potential pathology of temporary threshold shift in marine mammals
  • Manuel Castellote,  National Marine FIisheries Services. NOAA, USA, Beluga whale hearing in a rapidly changing Arctic environment
  • Ursula Siebert, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, Pathomorphological changes in the ears of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)
  • Klaus Lucke, Curtin University, Australia
  • Aran Mooney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  • Tomonari Akamatsu, National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan, Underwater low frequency calibration for the quantitative measurement of ocean noise and auditory sensitivities
  • Michel André, Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain, Sound Pressure and particule motion effects on open-sea noise-exposed cuttlefishes
  • Arthur N. Popper, University of Maryland, USA, Injury response in the hybrid striped bass as a function of number of pile driving strike exposures
  • Tony Hawkins, Loughine Marine Research, UK, Responses of wild pelagic fishes to impulsive sounds
  • Craig Radford, Leigh Marine Laboratory University of Auckland, New Zealand, Bigeyes or bigears: first evidence of a fish using a contact call
  • Amanda L. Stansbury, University of St. Andrews, UK, Predators use anthropogenic signals from acoustic tags to locate prey
  • Marc Lammers, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology & Oceanwide Science Institute, USA, Investigating the response of coastal dolphins to mine exercise (MINEX) training activities
  • Brian Branstetter, National Marine Mammal Foundation, USA, Individual differences in behavioral hearing sensitivity of killer whales (Orcinus orca)
  • John Young, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc., USA
  • Jukka Pajala, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
  • Michael Bellman, ITAP, Germany, Noise Mitigation in Pile driving operations
  • Mark Wochner, AdBm Technologies, Australia, Underwater Noise Mitigation Using Customizable Arrays of Acoustic Resonators
  • Tuomas Sipilä, Technical Research Center of Finland, Finland, Propeller cavitation reduction studies with CFD
  • Michael Jasny, Natural Resources Defense Council, USA, Using opportunistic data to refine underwater noise output standards for commercial ships
  • Ludwig Houégnigan, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, Localization of cetaceans and anthropogenic sources: a didactic pattern recognition framework using neural networks
  • Jean-Marc Mougenot, TOTAL, France, The Marine Vibrator Joint Industry Project: An Update
  • Doug Cato, Defence Science and Technology Organisation & University of Sydney, Australia, Analysis of the effectiveness of ramp-up design in mitigation measure
  • David Hedgeland, BP, UK, Alternative Seismic Source
  • Jack Belcher, HBW Resources Inc., USA, Utilizing Non-Technical Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies to identify, assess and mitigate against risks associated with marine sound
  • Maja Nimak-Wood, Gardline Environmental Limited, UK, The same problem- different approach
  • René Dekeling, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands
  • Leila Hatch, NOAA, USA
  • Karen Trevino, US National Park Service, USA, Managing terrestrial soundscapes and lessons for sensitive or protected marine places
  • Christ de Jong, TNO, Sonar and acoustics, The Netherlands, Application of the Interim PCoD model in a Dutch assessment of the cumulative impact of pile driving sound associated with North Sea wind farm development
  • Aylin Erkman, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands, International harmonization of approaches to define underwater noise exposure criteria
  • Yvonne Mather, Underwater Group, dstl Naval Systems, UK. The contribution of the UK Navy to the monitoring process needed for the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive
  • John V. Young, CSA Ocean Science, USA, Considerations for Future Ocean Noise Management
  • Leila Hatch, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, NOS-NOAA, USA, The NOAA Ocean Noise Strategy


The OCEANOISE2015 Science Committee is proud to announce the names of the five Keynote Speakers who will contribute with their expertise to the success of the conference.

The Keynotes are responsible to present an overview and a state-of-the-art of noise issues with the perspective of the Academia, the Navy, the NGOs and Regulation.

Ana Širović, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, USA

Walter Zimmer, The NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research & Experimentation, Italy

Sarah Dolman, Whales and Dolphins Conservation, UK

Mark Tasker, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK



Monday 11 May

Ni Chen-Yang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Simulation of Wind-driven Ocean Noise in the West Coast of Taiwan

Nikolina Rako Gospi, Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation, Croatia, Variation of bottlenose dolphin whistles characteristics in relation to the local sea ambient noise in the Norther Adriatic Sea

Feng Chen, Plymouth University, USA, Seals and shipping noise in a dynamic sea: seasonal changes in shipping noise exposure experienced by diving seals

Roger Gentry, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), UK, Improving knowledge and understanding of underwater sound from E&P activities and potential interaction with marine life; an overview of a research programme

Line Hermannsen, Aarhus University, Denmark, Airgun pulses in shallow water

Ramón Miralles, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, On the characterization of Seismic Airgun detonation underwater sounds

Shane Guan, The Catholic University of America, USA, Inter-pulse noise field during an Arctic shallow-water seismic survey

Susanna Blackwell, Greeneridge Sciences, Inc., USA, Effects of airgun sounds on bowhead whale calling rates: evidence for two behavioral threshold


Tuesday 12 May

Irene Voellmy, University of Bristol, UK, Creating an acoustic ‘evidence base’ for sound emission of wave and tidal devices

Jennifer Learmonth, Royal Haskoning DHV, UK, Harbour porpoise in the North Sea: How Offshore Wind Farm developers deliver appropriate, evidence based, and realistic worst cases for cumulative impact assessment for underwater noise?

H. Özkan Sertlek, TNO, The Netherlands, Annually averaged sound maps and total acoustic energy due to selected sound sources in the Dutch North Sea

Jeff Chih-Hao Wu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, An Introduction to Underwater Soundscape around Taiwan

Natacha Aguilar, University of La Laguna, Spain, Top-down and down-up physiological effects of noise on marine fauna

Paul Wensveen, University of St Andrews, UK, Efficacy of ramp-up of naval sonar (1.3-2.0 kHz): an experimental evaluation with humpback whales


Wednesday 13 May

Inge van der Knaap, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland, The influence of boat noise on the behaviour of Pacific salmon, Pacific herring and Yellowtail rockfish

Kerry Marten, HR Wallingford, UK, Numerical modelling of fish in response to underwater noise

Caroline Carter, Scottish Natural Heritage, UK, Assessment of underwater noise impact on marine fauna: Perspective from a Scottish Nature Conservation Body

Gail Scowcroft, University of Rhode Island, USA, Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS): Results From the Second Needs Assessment of the Regulatory Community

Kerry Marten, HR Wallingford Ltd., UK, Application of a noise model for environmental impact assessment of deep sea mining

Alessio Maglio, Joint ACCOBAMS/ASCOBANS/CMS noise Working Group, Achieving underwater noise regulation through an ecosystems-based approach: the “Mediterranean strategy on Underwater Noise Monitoring

Sharon Doake, Gardline Environmental Limited, The value of opportunistic detections to improve Passive Acoustic Monitoring