Conferences related to Environmental Acoustics

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Oceans 2020 MTS/IEEE GULF COAST

To promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of ocean engineering and marine technology. This includes all aspects of science, engineering, and technology that address research, development, and operations pertaining to all bodies of water. This includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources.

  • OCEANS '96

  • OCEANS '97

  • OCEANS '98

  • OCEANS '99

  • OCEANS 2000

  • OCEANS 2001

  • OCEANS 2002

  • OCEANS 2003

  • OCEANS 2004

  • OCEANS 2005

  • OCEANS 2006

  • OCEANS 2007

  • OCEANS 2008

    The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) cosponsor a joint conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, education, and policy. Held annually in the fall, it has become a focal point for the ocean and marine community to meet, learn, and exhibit products and services. The conference includes technical sessions, workshops, student poster sessions, job fairs, tutorials and a large exhibit.

  • OCEANS 2009

  • OCEANS 2010

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Scociety of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science engineering, and policy.

  • OCEANS 2011

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Scociety of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science engineering, and policy.

  • OCEANS 2012

    Ocean related technology. Tutorials and three days of technical sessions and exhibits. 8-12 parallel technical tracks.

  • OCEANS 2013

    Three days of 8-10 tracks of technical sessions (400-450 papers) and concurent exhibition (150-250 exhibitors)

  • OCEANS 2014

    The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 150-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2015

    The Marine Technology Scociety and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 150-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2016

    The Marine Technology Scociety and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 500 technical papers and 150 -200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2017 - Anchorage

    Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town meetings on policy and governmental process.

  • OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston

    Ocean, coastal, and atmospheric science and technology advances and applications

  • OCEANS 2021 San Diego

    Covering Oceanography as a whole - instrumentation, science, research, biology, subsea and surface vehicles, autonomous vehicles, AUV, ROV, manned submersibles, global climate, oceanography, oceanology, rivers, estuaries, aquatic life and biology, water purity, water treatment, sonar, mapping, charting, navigation, navigation safety, oil and gas, military, and commercial applications of the oceans, subsea mining, hot vents, adn more.


OCEANS 2020 - SINGAPORE

An OCEANS conference is a major forum for scientists, engineers, and end-users throughout the world to present and discuss the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in all areas of oceanic science and engineering. Each conference has a specific theme chosen by the conference technical program committee. All papers presented at the conference are subsequently archived in the IEEE Xplore online database. The OCEANS conference comprises a scientific program with oral and poster presentations, and a state of the art exhibition in the field of ocean engineering and marine technology. In addition, each conference can have tutorials, workshops, panel discussions, technical tours, awards ceremonies, receptions, and other professional and social activities.

  • OCEANS 2005 - EUROPE

  • OCEANS 2006 - ASIA PACIFIC

  • OCEANS 2007 - EUROPE

    The theme 'Marine Challenges: Coastline to Deep Sea' focuses on the significant challenges, from the shallowest waters around our coasts to the deepest subsea trenches, that face marine, subsea and oceanic engineers in their drive to understand the complexities of the world's oceans.

  • OCEANS 2008 - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Ocean

  • OCEANS 2009 - EUROPE

  • OCEANS 2010 IEEE - Sydney

  • OCEANS 2011 - SPAIN

    All Oceans related technologies.

  • OCEANS 2012 - YEOSU

    The OCEANS conferences covers four days with tutorials, exhibits and three days of parallel tracks that address all aspects of oceanic engineering.

  • OCEANS 2013 - NORWAY

    Ocean related technologies. Program includes tutorials, three days of technical papers and a concurrent exhibition. Student poster competition.

  • OCEANS 2014 - TAIPEI

    The OCEANS conference covers all aspects of ocean engineering from physics aspects through development and operation of undersea vehicles and equipment.

  • OCEANS 2015 - Genova

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Society of IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 50-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2016 - Shanghai

    Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorial on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process.

  • OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen

    Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process.

  • 2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Ocean (OTO)

    The conference scope is to provide a thematic umbrella for researchers working in OCEAN engineering and related fields across the world to discuss the problems and potential long term solutions that concernnot only the oceans in Asian pacific region, but the world ocean in general.

  • OCEANS 2019 - Marseille

    Research, Development, and Operations pertaining to the Oceans


2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)

The International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) is soliciting technical papersfor oral and poster presentation at ICCE 2018. ICCE has a strong conference history coupledwith a tradition of attracting leading authors and delegates from around the world.Papers reporting new developments in all areas of consumer electronics are invited. Topics around the major theme will be the content ofspecial sessions and tutorials.


2020 IEEE 16th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC)

AMC2020 is the 16th in a series of biennial international workshops on Advanced Motion Control which aims to bring together researchers from both academia and industry and to promote omnipresent motion control technologies and applications.


ICASSP 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)

The ICASSP meeting is the world's largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. The conference will feature world-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits, and over 50 lecture and poster sessions.



Periodicals related to Environmental Acoustics

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on

Experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.


Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on

Speech analysis, synthesis, coding speech recognition, speaker recognition, language modeling, speech production and perception, speech enhancement. In audio, transducers, room acoustics, active sound control, human audition, analysis/synthesis/coding of music, and consumer audio. (8) (IEEE Guide for Authors) The scope for the proposed transactions includes SPEECH PROCESSING - Transmission and storage of Speech signals; speech coding; speech enhancement and noise reduction; ...


Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE

It is expected that GRS Letters will apply to a wide range of remote sensing activities looking to publish shorter, high-impact papers. Topics covered will remain within the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Societys field of interest: the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space; and ...



Most published Xplore authors for Environmental Acoustics

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Xplore Articles related to Environmental Acoustics

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SignalEx: linking environmental acoustics with the signaling schemes

OCEANS 2000 MTS/IEEE Conference and Exhibition. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.00CH37158), 2000

Although work on digital underwater acoustic communications dates back to the early 70s, the mid-/late-1990s have seen a strong renewed interest. The signaling schemes include a variety of noncoherent and coherent schemes including MFSK, DPSK, and QAM and a variety of manufacturers provide such modems 'off-the-shelf'. Meanwhile, the R&D community has demonstrated the impressive potential of the modems as the ...


Challenges in environmental acoustics

OCEANS 2000 MTS/IEEE Conference and Exhibition. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.00CH37158), 2000

This paper explores the technical and programmatic challenges confronting environmental acoustics. Environmental acoustics is the topic of using acoustic methods for underwater feature imaging, data communication, and oceanographic feature measurement. It is suggested how modeling and simulation can be leveraged as an enabling technology to meet these challenges.


History of environmental acoustics, 1960's to 2000's

OCEANS 2008, 2008

Building on oceanographic and wave physics knowledge bases assembled over the prior century, environmental acoustics research has made steady progress since the 1960's. Developments in waveguide propagation theory, acoustic theory of heterogeneous media, data acquisition electronics, data storage capability, navigational precision and computational power have each enabled this progress. An overview of these developments and the resultant scientific progress is ...


Mobile Learning and Computational Simulation Applied in Environmental Acoustics

IEEE Latin America Transactions, 2018

Currently, mobile communication devices have diversified resources, with an increasing number of applications. In the educational field, these devices and functions have been used to contribute to the process of teaching and learning in schools. This field is known as mobile learning (M-learning). In this study, we explored the use of a tablet as a sound pressure meter, whose objective ...


History of environmental acoustics, 1960's to 2000's

OCEANS 2008, 2008

Building on oceanographic and wave physics knowledge bases assembled over the prior century, environmental acoustics research has made steady progress since the 1960's. Developments in waveguide propagation theory, acoustic theory of heterogeneous media, data acquisition electronics, data storage capability, navigational precision and computational power have each enabled this progress. An overview of these developments and the resultant scientific progress is ...



Educational Resources on Environmental Acoustics

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • SignalEx: linking environmental acoustics with the signaling schemes

    Although work on digital underwater acoustic communications dates back to the early 70s, the mid-/late-1990s have seen a strong renewed interest. The signaling schemes include a variety of noncoherent and coherent schemes including MFSK, DPSK, and QAM and a variety of manufacturers provide such modems 'off-the-shelf'. Meanwhile, the R&D community has demonstrated the impressive potential of the modems as the key connector in undersea networks. While the signaling schemes have become much more sophisticated, the role of the ocean environment on their performance remains poorly understood. As a corollary, predictive models of modem performance are not readily available. The SignalEx tests are designed to address specifically these issues, drawing upon the significant navy experience with acoustic propagation models originally developed largely for ASW applications. A variety of different test sites have been selected with the goal of understanding better how modems respond to multipath and variability induced by a changing ocean. This paper summarizes the lessons learned from SignalEx tests conducted on the Loma Shelf near San Diego and on the New England Shelf near Long Island.

  • Challenges in environmental acoustics

    This paper explores the technical and programmatic challenges confronting environmental acoustics. Environmental acoustics is the topic of using acoustic methods for underwater feature imaging, data communication, and oceanographic feature measurement. It is suggested how modeling and simulation can be leveraged as an enabling technology to meet these challenges.

  • History of environmental acoustics, 1960's to 2000's

    Building on oceanographic and wave physics knowledge bases assembled over the prior century, environmental acoustics research has made steady progress since the 1960's. Developments in waveguide propagation theory, acoustic theory of heterogeneous media, data acquisition electronics, data storage capability, navigational precision and computational power have each enabled this progress. An overview of these developments and the resultant scientific progress is given here.

  • Mobile Learning and Computational Simulation Applied in Environmental Acoustics

    Currently, mobile communication devices have diversified resources, with an increasing number of applications. In the educational field, these devices and functions have been used to contribute to the process of teaching and learning in schools. This field is known as mobile learning (M-learning). In this study, we explored the use of a tablet as a sound pressure meter, whose objective was to provide students with a comprehensive tool for teaching acoustics. To validate this device was used as a standard meter a decibilimeter, previously calibrated. The tests were carried out in three classrooms. On average, the acoustic intensity measured as a decibilimeter was 3.5 dB higher than those obtained as a tablet. The standard deviation obtained shows that both have very close confidence bands. The difference between the measurements performed with two instruments was between 2.4 dB and 4.3 dB. The results indicate that the tablet has the potential to be used as a sound intensity meter. Thus, contributing to the process of teaching and learning in schools.

  • History of environmental acoustics, 1960's to 2000's

    Building on oceanographic and wave physics knowledge bases assembled over the prior century, environmental acoustics research has made steady progress since the 1960's. Developments in waveguide propagation theory, acoustic theory of heterogeneous media, data acquisition electronics, data storage capability, navigational precision and computational power have each enabled this progress. An overview of these developments and the resultant scientific progress is given here.

  • The shelf-edge frontal structure in the central East China Sea and its impact on low-frequency acoustic propagation

    Two field programs, both parts of the Asian Seas International Acoustics Experiment (ASIAEX), were carried out in the central East China Sea (28/spl deg/ to 30/spl deg/N, 126/spl deg/ 30' to 128/spl deg/E) during April 2000 and June 2001. The goal of these programs was to study the interactions between the shelf edge environment and acoustic propagation at a wide range of frequencies and spatial scales. The low-frequency across-slope propagation was studied using a synthesis of data collected during both years including conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) and mooring data from 2000, and XBT, thermistor chain, and wide-band source data from 2001. The water column variability during both years was dominated by the Kuroshio Current flowing from southwest to northeast over the continental slope. The barotropic tide was a mixed diurnal/semidiurnal tide with moderate amplitude compared to other parts of the Yellow and East China Sea. A large amplitude semidiurnal internal tide was also a prominent feature of the data during both years. Bursts of high-frequency internal waves were often observed, but these took the form of internal solitons only once, when a rapid off-shelf excursion of the Kuroshio coincided with the ebbing tide. Two case studies in the acoustic transmission loss (TL) over the continental shelf and slope were performed. First, anchor station data obtained during 2000 were used to study how a Kuroshio warm filament on the shelf induced variance in the transmission loss (TL) along the seafloor in the NW quadrant of the study region. The corresponding modeled single-frequency TL structure explained the significant fine-scale variability in time primarily by the changes in the multipath/multimode interference pattern. The interference was quite sensitive to small changes in the phase differences between individual paths/modes induced by the evolution of the warm filament. Second, the across-slope sound speed sections from 2001 were used to explain the observed phenomenon of abrupt signal attenuation as the transmission range lengthened seaward across the continental shelf and slope. This abrupt signal degradation was caused by the Kuroshio frontal gradients that produced an increasingly downward-refracting sound-speed field seaward from the shelf break. This abrupt signal dropout was explained using normal mode theory and was predictable and source depth dependent. For a source located above the turning depth of the highest-order shelf-trapped mode, none of the propagating modes on the shelf were excited, causing total signal extinction on the shelf.

  • The SYNRAMS ice station

    A low power, unattended, ice station for collecting data has been developed to collect synoptic environmental data in polar regions for a period of two years. An array of 10 of these ice stations was installed 250-550 nautical miles north of the Alaskan coast during the spring of 1975. In each station, 24 hours worth of the most recent data, made up of eight 32-bit words, are retained in memory for burst transmission to the RAMS (Random Access Measurement System) receiver in the polar orbiting NIMBUS-F satellite. Surface platform location to a CPE of about 5 km is obtained through doppler measurement of the transmitted signal. This program is part of a continuing Arctic Research in Environmental Acoustics (AREA) project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, and was performed in cooperation with the Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment (AIDJEX) to study sea ice dynamics and underwater acoustics ambient noise.

  • The use of emergence descriptors for noise in dwellings evaluation

    This paper introduces emergence descriptors as a possibility for noise in dwellings characterization. They are less known in environmental acoustics, than widely used energy-based and statistical descriptors. Previous studies in domain of traffic and railway noise showed that in situations when noise level highly varies in time, emergence descriptors are better correlated with annoyance noise has on population. Therefore, conducted research studied ability of such descriptors to capture dynamic of noise generated during normal home activities with the aim to reflect the real state of how noisy neighbors are. Strengths and weaknesses of emergence descriptors are evaluated through comparison with energy-based and statistical descriptors.

  • Effects of Korean littoral environment on acoustic propagation

    Environmental acoustics experiments were recently conducted in shallow to intermediate water depths in the Sea of Japan, east of Korea, along the shelf and slope, covering frequencies from 25 to 800 Hz. These were operational experiments carried out in three different seasons. The primary objectives of the data reported here are: (1) to characterize the Korean coastal environment during May 1998, September 1998, and February 1999 and (2) to assess how complexities of the environment might impact acoustic propagation in May and February, as measured by its transmission loss. Propagation data were obtained from broadband explosive SUS sources and sonobuoy receivers. The tests were conducted over varying bottom depths and slopes, both approximately normal and parallel to the bathymetric contours. Two different source depths were included. Environmental and acoustic data are reviewed and discussed. While many aspects of the observed propagation remain ill understood, on the whole a consistent and useful picture has emerged of acoustic propagation in this region. Environmental impacts on propagation are associated mainly with bottom properties, somewhat less so with source depth in relationship to sound speed profiles, and almost not at all with range-dependent profiles of a water mass front.

  • Effects of East China Sea shallow-water environment on acoustic propagation

    Operational environmental acoustics experiments were conducted over the frequency range of 25 to 800 Hz in September 1997 in the East China Sea, where the water depth was about 100 m. Objectives of the data analysis reported here are to characterize this environment and to assess its complexities as they may impact acoustic propagation as measured by its transmission loss (TL). Conductivity-temperature-depths and expendable bathy-thermographs sampled the ocean, such that its spatial and temporal variability could be approximately separated. The sound-speed profiles are downward refracting, involve two water masses associated with the Kuroshio Current and Taiwan Warm Current, and have thermocline variations caused by internal tides. The bottom geoacoustic characteristics, presumed to be approximately horizontally isotropic, were based on data atlases and were estimated from the measured TL, for some interpretations. The TL data were obtained in octave bands from explosive signal underwater sound sources and sonobuoy receivers, both deployed at a depth of about 18 m. Tests were conducted in directions approximately normal and parallel to the bathymetric contours and the measured TL was, to zero order, independent of the direction of propagation. To higher order, directional differences in the TL were observed and ascribed to anisotropies in bottom properties. A state-of-the-art TL model was adopted, based on environmental idealizations typical of operational forecasting and compared with the measured TL. The comparison yields a probability density function that quantifies the uncertainty of such a TL model, caused by the stochastic variability of the environment, typically unknown a priori. For the model used, the pdf has a standard deviation of about 2 dB from 50 to 800 Hz and larger below 50 Hz.



Standards related to Environmental Acoustics

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American National Standard Letter Symbols and Abbreviations for Quantities Used in Acoustics

To establish a standard set of letter symbols for quantities used in the science and technology of acoustics: also to establish standard abbreviations for a number of acoustical levels and related measures that are in common use. The science and technology of acoustics include sound, ultrasound, and infrasound in all media: gases, especially air; liquids, especially water; and solids are ...