The oceans are acoustically complex and variable, with increasing human activity (e.g. shipping) and decreasing biodiversity, amplified by climate change. The long-range propagation of low-frequency waves makes them ideal to monitor far-away processes and detect individual events. I am starting my PhD using data from the Lofoten-Vesterålen (LoVe) cabled ocean observatory in Norway. The European Marine Strategy Framework Directive recommends the use of 63- and 125-Hz third-octave bands to monitor shipping noise, and my analyses span the frequency range [10 Hz – 125 Hz]. Sound Pressure Levels and third-octave bands are compared between seasons, and we can monitor shipping, detect fin whales, identify earthquakes and assess overall variations with time, from sunrise/sunset to tidal and seasonal scales.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2019
EventUKAN Underwater Acoustics PhD Symposium - University of Bath, Bath, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Dec 201916 Dec 2019


ConferenceUKAN Underwater Acoustics PhD Symposium
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
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  • underwater acoustics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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