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Basic Underwater Acoustics

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    Eventtype: Conference/Workshop
    Period: 2007-09-10 - 2007-09-12
    Location: National Physical Laboratory, London, UK

    Course Objectives
    This course provides an essential understanding of Underwater Acoustics. The mathematical content is kept to a minimum. Delegates will acquire an excellent understanding of the mechanisms of sound propagation in the ocean, the impact of noise and reverberation produced by the ocean environment and the basic structure and
    performance of sonar equipment.

    Who Should Attend ?
    This course will be of interest to all involved in the engineering development and application of sonar equipment for defence, environmental and scientific purposes, including contracting and research. Navy personnel involved in the commissioning of new sonar equipment and in defence applications such as antisubmarine warfare, mine-hunting and battlefield tactics will find it useful. They will also find it an excellent precursor to the Advanced Underwater Acoustics course. The course will be relevant to those with backgrounds in Fisheries, Environmental Science and Marine Biology, particularly if taken as the precursor to our course on Acoustic Monitoring of Marine Wildlife. Finally, the course will be of interest to those working in the Offshore Industry concerned with marine seismics and sound propagation in the ocean.

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