Acoustic methods provide an important means of characterising and studying the sea bed and its subsurface. The aim of this targeted research area is to reduce the need to use high energy, and expensive, seismic surveys by instead using the natural acoustic noise in the environment as a subsurface imaging tool.
Research activities are focussed on the following areas:
- Formation of an integrated broad band perspective on the acoustic noise field
- Identification of impacts of anthropogenic noise
- Use of the noise field as a subsurface imaging tool