Sounds of the planet

Acoustic remote sensing and its uses in underwater environments


I am Philippe Blondel, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Bath.

I am currently based in the Arctic, 1652 km south of the North Pole. I am on an expedition to investigate how much underwater noise is generated by the melting of glaciers and icebergs, and how we can use this data to measure from afar what goes on in these dangerous and difficult access locations.

My research focuses on the physical understanding of acoustic remote sensing and its uses in seafloor mapping and acoustical oceanography.