Fundamentals of Underwater Acoustics

course thumbnailPerfect for regulators, environmental consultants, researchers, policy or environmental professionals and anyone who needs to understand the basics of acoustics, our Fundamentals of Acoustics course outlines the main concepts of underwater acoustics and how to measure and analyse sound.

 

 

 

 

About the course

This one-day course mixes lectures with hands-on learning to enable delegates to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the concepts of underwater acoustics. Practical exercises, including mini problem-solving equations, enable delegates to put their learning straight into practice. Delivered by leading expert, Professor Victor Humphrey, you will learn about key quantities, dimensions, decibels, reflections and transmission loss at the boundaries, spectra and sound sources. A certificate will be issued on completion of this course

Course requirements

Delegates should have a scientific background, preferably in biology and marine sciences.

Modules

  • Introduction to Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics
  • Key Quantities, Units and Dimensions
  • Powers and Logs
  • Decibels
  • The Use of Decibels
  • Reflection and Transmission Loss at Boundaries
  • Ocean Environments – The Seas/Spectra and Sound Sources

Experts

Victor HumphreyProfessor Victor Humphrey is a Professor of Acoustics in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton. He has over 30 years of research experience in underwater acoustics and medical ultrasound.

What next?

After completing our Fundamentals of Acoustics Course, some delegates are keen to expand their knowledge with our Marine Acoustics course, which mixes lectures and hands-on workshops to enable delegates to explore the ocean environment and get to grips with the models used to measure underwater acoustics.

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  • PAM

    “Fun course!”

  • Marine Acoustics Course

    “I think it is quite effective as an introduction on physical aspects”

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    “The whole course has been really interesting, well presented and enjoyable”

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    “Paul and Victor brilliant Lecturers”

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