UACE 2019

Pierre Cauchy

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.

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