Organizing Committee:

Peter Dahl, Co-Chair
University of Washington
(206) 543-2667

Ross Chapman, Co-Chair
University of Victoria
(250) 472-5450

Charles Schmid
Acoustical Society of America
(206) 842-6001

Scientific Program Committee:

Whitlow Au
University of Hawaii

Ross Chapman
University of Victoria

Peter Dahl
University of Washington

Stan Dosso
University of Victoria

John Kelley
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fenghua Li
Institute of Acoustics, Beijing

Jungyul Na
Hanyang University

Gerald D'Spain
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Robert Spindel
University of Washington

Lisa Zurk
Portland State University

Sponsored by:

  Office of Naval Research

  Acoustical Society of America

  Canadian Acoustical Association

  Acoustical Society of China

  Acoustical Society of Korea

  Acoustical Society of Japan

Pacific Rim Underwater Acoustics Conference 2007
3–5 October 2007
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Overview    |    Registration    |    Proceedings    |    Travel / Accommodations    |    Abstract Submissions

Underwater Ambient Noise:
Characterization, Applications, and Impacts

  • inversion of noise for environmental parameters and other applications of ambient noise
  • noise sources (including marine organisms), the ambient noise budget
  • environmental impacts of noise on marine life
  • short- and long-term temporal trends in ambient noise
  • noise coherence in time and space
  • vector (combined) sensor noise measurements
  • noise in under-ice environments
  • noise impacts related to sonar signal processing
  • noise generation and propagation modeling
  • noise measurement instrumentation and platforms

Douglas Cato
Defence Science and Technology Organisation and University of Sydney Institute of Science, Australia

Valery Gordienko
Moscow State University, Russia

William Kuperman
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA

Qihu Li
Institute of Acoustics, Beijing, China


Rex Andrew
Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

Mike Buckingham
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Francine Desharnais
DRDC, Atlantic, CANADA

George Frisk
Florida Atlantic University

Boris Katsnelson
Voronezh University, RUSSIA

Kevin Heaney
Oasis, Inc.

Martin Siderius
Heat, Light and Sound Research

Lisa Zurk
Portland State University


$250 if received by 9 July 2007
$300 if received after 9 July 2007

Registrants at OCEANS 2007 in Vancouver receive a 25% discount off the cost of registration.

$100 for students currently enrolled in a graduate study program

Fee includes evening receptions on 3 and 4 October, and a bound volume of extended abstracts to be distributed at the opening of the conference.


Limited travel expense subsidies are available for students from the Acoustical Society of America. Contact for more information.


30 April 2007   Preliminary abstracts due — maximum 200 words
9 July 2007   Extended abstracts due — maximum 2 pages including figure(s) and table(s)