Lab Description

The Acoustics Lab is part of the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies. Our acoustic research falls into three areas: ocean ambient sound, geophysical sound, and bioacoustics.

The goals of the Acoustics program are to:

  • Quantify anthropogenic, biological, cryogenic, geophysical and meteorological sound sources in the global ocean.
  • Measure and establish baseline levels of sound in the ocean to allow characterization of the current state of the ocean soundscape
  • To gauge the amount ocean sound levels may be changing, over what space-time scales these changes are occurring, as well as the interplay of the underlying causes of change (i.e. anthropogenic versus natural sources of sound).

Visit the Acoustics Lab website to learn more.

Research Area(s)
  • Marine Tools and Tech
  • OSU