University of East Anglia
I am in the third year of my PhD at the University of East Anglia and Cefas. I work on new ways of monitoring the ocean from ocean gliders, using recordings of the underwater ambient noise, with applications to physical oceanography, ecology, conservation and monitoring of anthropic activities. I can hear the wind blowing at the surface on a stormy day, I can observe sperm whales hunting in the deep ocean, I can listen to the curious serenade of the fish in the night-time...
I had the great surprise to be invited to present my work at the 5th International conference and exhibition on underwater acoustics, a.k.a UACE 2019, in Hersonissos, Crete, from 30th June to 5th July. UACE is one of the most focused conferences on underwater acoustics, gathering experts from all the world every other year, on a lovely Greek island. The conference venue was within walking distance from the beach, allowing for daily post conference swim at sunset after a long day in dark conference rooms.
I was impressed to see the increasing number of talks about acoustic monitoring of the environment, spread on three sessions, held in the main room, and hosting passionate and inspiring discussions.
My presence here has been the opportunity to receive feedback and advice on my research, to meet researchers working on similar topics and discuss future projects and collaboration. I was even asked for advice, which is a fantastic self-esteem boost!
I would like to thank the Challenger Society and the UEA Postgrad Students Union for funding my attendance to this event.
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change event
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change
Date: 29 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Rupert Howes, Joanna Post, Dr John Siddorn, Dr Siva Thambisetty, Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Dr Darian McBain
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, LSE Campus and online
Many conversations about sustainability and climate-change focus on activities on land – the green part of our planet. This misses a vital part of the puzzle, the role that our oceans play.
Ocean and Coastal Futures - Bursary
As part of our commitment to encouraging and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, Ocean and Coastal Futures is launching its first Coastal Futures Bursary in partnership with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This opportunity is open for young people aged 18 to 30 years old, who are currently underrepresented in the marine and coastal sector and face financial barriers to attending. Individuals do not have to be working or studying in the sector currently but must reside in the UK.
CLASS Modelling Workshop 2024
The CLASS Programme is hosting a Modelling Workshop in early 2024. This is aimed at UK participants only. Event details and criteria to sign up are available here.