About This Course
This course is designed to stand alone and will provide a foundation knowledge in Underwater Acoustics. The mathematical content of the course is modest; University-level mathematics is NOT essential. Course content will be readily accessible to delegates with backgrounds ranging across the breadth of the scientific spectrum. Thus the course has considerable significance as preparatory material for delegates from the Life Sciences wishing to focus on the advanced module on monitoring marine wildlife.
By the same token, this module provides a wealth of information not presented in mainstream University programmes in Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. It is therefore of great value to delegates with such backgrounds wishing to attend the advanced acoustics module.
By the end of the module, delegates will be have an excellent grounding in 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.