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Research interests

Research Interests

  • marine acoustics and innovating imaging
  • seabed and habitat mapping
  • ambient noise underwater
  • marine renewable energies
  • space imaging (planetary and asteroid studies, situational awareness, space debris)

Remote Sensing benefits greatly from Physics, and I am applying this primarily to underwater acoustics and studies of the marine environments. Building up on earlier work with planetary imagery, I am also interested in how similar approaches can be used to study asteroids or space debris. Both strands of research are strongly experimental in flavour. For marine studies, we use our own tank facilities and translate this research into open water anywhere around the world (I have worked in all oceans except the Antarctic). 

I am co-founder and Deputy Director of CSAOS, the Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, and associated to the Water Innovation and Research Centre (WIRC) and the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (I-SEE).

Motivated applications for postgraduate studies or postdoctoral research are always welcome.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Université Paris Diderot

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acoustics Earth & Environmental Sciences
Acoustics Engineering & Materials Science
underwater acoustics Physics & Astronomy
ambient noise Earth & Environmental Sciences
Acoustic waves Engineering & Materials Science
fjord Earth & Environmental Sciences
renewable energy Physics & Astronomy
scattering Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2008 2021

(Grant claim onl) KTP with Seamap (uk) Limited

Wilson, P. & Blondel, P.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

KTP with Ashridge Engineering Limited

Soleimani, M. & Blondel, P.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

IAA - New-wave Damping Composites

Blondel, P.


Project: Research council

KTP with Seiche Limited (3)

Blondel, P. & Soleimani, M.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

KTP with Seiche Measurements Limited (2)

Blondel, P., Budd, C. & Evans, A.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 1992 2019

Multi-frequency, multi-sonar mapping of shallow habitats – Efficacy and management implications in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, Greece

Fakiris, E., Blondel, P., Papatheodorou, G., Christodoulou, D., Dimas, X., Georgiou, N., Kordella, S., Charalampos, D., Rzhanov, Y., Geraga, M. & Ferentinos, G., 23 Feb 2019, In : Remote Sensing. 11, 4, p. 461 23 p., 461.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Ambient soundscape of grey whale feeding grounds in British Columbia, Canada

Wladichuk, J. L., Megill, WM. & Blondel, P., Jun 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

British Columbia
feeding ground

Compressive sensing method to leverage prior information for submerged target echoes

Sun, T., Blondel, P., Jia, B. & Gao, E., 14 Sep 2018, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA). 144, 3, p. 1406-1415 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Signal to noise ratio
signal to noise ratios
Signal reconstruction

Construction of Measurement Matrix Based on Cyclic Direct Product and QR Decomposition for Sensing and Reconstruction of Underwater Echo

Sun, T., Cao, H., Blondel, P., Guo, Y. & Shentu, H., 6 Dec 2018, In : Applied Sciences. 8, 12, p. 2510-2521 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Habitat mapping of the Maltese continental shelf using acoustic textures and bathymetric analyses

Prampolini, M., Blondel, P., Foglini, F. & Madricardo, F., 31 Jul 2018, In : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 207, p. 483-498

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
continental shelves
continental shelf


Measuring Underwater noise exposure from shipping

Author: Merchant, N., 5 Mar 2014

Supervisor: Blondel, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD