Seabed and Sediment Acoustics

Seabed and Sediment Acoustics

Organised by the Underwater Acoustics Group of the Institute of Acoustics

Seabed and Sediment Acoustics: Measurements and Modelling
University of Bath, UK 7-9 September 2015

In 2005, the University of Bath hosted the successful international conference “Boundary Influences in High Frequency, Shallow Water Acoustics”. This was the 3rd conference in a series of UK seabed acoustics international conferences, the previous meetings being held in 1983 and 1993. The many advances in the field over the last decade make it appropriate to hold another conference to discuss the latest research and applications.


Authors will be notified by 13 April 2015 and invited to submit a full paper by 27 July 2015.


Chancellors' Building, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 1800 - 2000 ICEBREAKER BBQ at THE EDGE, University Campus



An on-line booking system has been set up for accommodation, please click  for information


REGISTRATION: Registration is now open on the ioa website

We have sold out of accommodation on 6th September.  The only option available on campus is single rooms with shared bathrooms in Eastwood, they can be booked at


The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at the Roman Baths, a drinks reception will be held at 7pm around the Roman Baths and then dinner will be held upstairs on the Terrace overlooking the Baths. "From the first century to the twenty first century, people have been drawn to this place for entertainment and relaxation. What remains today is a remarkable sequence of ancient, medieval and later structures that give testimony to the continuous use of hot water here over nearly 2000 years"



Bath Spa railway station (BTH) has frequent services from London, Bristol and South Wales, allowing connections to the rest of the UK.isit National Rail for timetables, fares and cheap advance tickets. has information regarding accessibility at Bath Spa railway station that visitors may find useful.

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Coach and bus

National Express runs direct services daily between London Victoria, Heathrow Airport and Bath. You can plan your journey by bus or coach using Traveline South West.


Our nearest airport is Bristol International Airport. There are also regular connections by rail or coach fromLondon Heathrow.

CAR PARKING : Campus Car Park permits will be available to collect at registration.

Click here for : Speakers Paper Template

Word Document


European Acoustics Association

American Acoustical Society


Philippe Blondel
University of Bath, UK
pyspbatbath [dot] ac [dot] uk

Gary Heald
Dstl, UK
gjhealdatdstl [dot] gov [dot] uk

Andrew Holden
Dstl, UK
apholdenatdstl [dot] gov [dot] uk

Charles Holland
Penn State, USA
cwh10atpsu [dot] edu

Peter Thorne
National Oceanography Centre, UK
pdtatnoc [dot] ac [dot] uk

Linda Canty
Institute of Acoustics, UK
linda [dot] cantyatioa [dot] org [dot] uk