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Research project

Underwater high resolution monitoring of vast areas by Distributed Optical Fibre Acoustic Sensors


Lead researcher

Professor Gilberto Brambilla

Associate Dean International
Other researchers

Professor Paul White

Prof of Statistical Signal Processing

Research interests

  • Paul has research interests which include signal processing, underwater acoustics and bioacoustics (the way animals, especially marine mammals, use sound). He is primarily concerned with developing tools to assist in the computer-aided analysis of underwater sounds and understanding the role of those sounds in the marine environment.
  • Acoustics, in the form of sonar, is an important tool for the exploration of the marine environment. It is used by the seismic industry to locate oil and gas reserves, by the military to detect objects, by oceanographers to make measurements and by marine mammals to survive.
  • Man-made underwater acoustic systems rely upon computers to process the data coming from sensors to interpret the environment. The processing methods within the computer systems are a critical component often defining the overall success of the instrument.

Professor Jonathan Bull

Professor in Ocean & Earth Science

Research interests

  • Fluid Flow and Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Monitoring, Measurement and Verification
  • Marine Geophysics

Professor Tim Minshull

Professor in Ocean & Earth Science

Research interests

  • Continental breakup and the onset of seafloor spreading
  • Methane hydrate beneath the seafloor and its role in the Earth system
  • Exploration geophysics: seismic and electromagnetic imaging

Dr Ali Masoudi

Senior Research Fellow

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

John Davis,
William Buffet,
Ben Chichester,
Yuhang Dai,
Petros Bogiatzis,
James Snook,
Lieke van Putten,
, 2022 , Near Surface Geophysics , 20 (5) , 465--477
Type: article
Shahab Bakhtiari Gorajoobi,
, 2022 , Optics Letters , 47 (5) , 1283--1286
Type: article
Brandon Redding,
Matthew Murray,
Andrei Donko,
, 2020 , Optics Express , 28 (10) , 14638--14647
Type: article
Edgar Ferro,
& Louis Le Pen
, 2020 , Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing , 142
Type: article