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Mr Edward Harland BSc

External Research Student

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Mr Edward Harland is External Research Student within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Ed gained his first degree in Applied Physics from Brighton Polytechnic in 1968 while working for the Marconi Company in Chelmsford at the Great Baddow Research Centre. He then joined AUWE at Portland working on research for new naval sonar systems. From 1993 to 2004 he led the team conducting research trials underpinning the variable depth active sonar S2087, now in service with the Royal Navy. From 1994 he also ran a research programme looking at the impact of high power active sonars on the marine environment. This work included looking at means of detecting the presence of cetaceans by automatically detecting and classifying their calls. After a career spanning 38 years he retired in February 2006. He then started a part-time PhD with the ISVR looking at the sources of biological noise in UK shallow waters.





Research interests

  • Planning and execution of complex sonar trials
  • The impact of sound on the marine environment
  • Automated detection and classification of marine mammal calls
  • The constituents of ambient noise in UK waters
  • The measurement of underwater ambient noise

Research group

Signal Processing and Control Group

Research project(s)

Mr Edward Harland
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ
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