New Course Explores Science of Noise Impacting Marine Mammals

Applied Technology Institute Introduces New Course: Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers New course explores the science of noise that impacts marine mammals and other ocean life (ANNAPOLIS. Md, May 17, 2010) Technical professional development training company, Applied Technology Institute (ATI), is introducing a new course, Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers. The […]
The Beluga whale is one of over 120 species of marine mammals impacted by ocean noise.
The Beluga whale is one of over 120 species of marine mammals impacted by ocean noise.
Applied Technology Institute Introduces New Course: Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers New course explores the science of noise that impacts marine mammals and other ocean life (ANNAPOLIS. Md, May 17, 2010) Technical professional development training company, Applied Technology Institute (ATI), is introducing a new course, Underwater Acoustics for Biologists and Conservation Managers. The three-day course is designed for biologists and conservation managers who wish to enhance their understanding of the underlying principles behind underwater and engineering acoustics. Understanding this science is critical to the success of marine research facilities that are responsible for evaluating the impact of anthropogenic noise on marine life. Target audiences will include marine research facilities like the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Currently the NOAA is overseeing the BP oil spill clean up that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico last week. The NOAA umbrella organization includes divisions responsible not only for environmental clean up emergencies, but also for assessing biological harm to marine life through the NOAA Fisheries Services division. Take this course to make better assessments of the impact of sound on marine life Specific course outline points include learning about key characteristics of man-made sound sources, evaluating sound fields from impulsive coherent and continuous sources, discussing how system characteristics are measured and calibrated, as well as what animal characteristics are important for assessing both impact and requirements for monitoring and mitigation. By the conclusion of the course attendees will have obtained the knowledge to perform basic assessments of the impact of anthropogenic sources on marine life in specific ocean environments, and to understand the uncertainties in their assessments. Together, ATI Instructors, Dr. William T. Ellison and Dr. Orest Diachok, bring more than eighty years of expertise in marine acoustics and biology to share with attendees. The full course outline can be viewed on ATI’s website at: Course Outline: Underwater Acoustics Biologists Conservation Managers Sample materials are available on ATI’s website for prospective attendees interested in seeing the value of the course before registering. Click on the following: Sample Materials: Underwater Acoustics Biologists Conservation Managers Date, Time and Location: The first class will be offered from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on June 15-17, 2010 in Silver Spring, MD (just outside of Washington, DC). Space is limited. Call today to reserve a seat. Sincerely, The ATI Courses Team P.S. For registration: Call today at 410-956-8805 or 888-501-2100 or go online now at ATIcourses.com About Us The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) specializes in professional development seminars in the technical areas of Space, Communications, Defense, Sonar, Radar, and Signal Processing. For over twenty-five years, ATI has presented leading-edge technical training to defense and NASA facilities, as well as DoD and aerospace contractors. ATI courses provide a clear understanding of the fundamental principles and a working knowledge of current technology and applications. ATI has the unique capability to schedule and deliver courses in a matter of weeks. They offer customized on-site training at your facility anywhere in the United States, as well as internationally and over 100 public courses annually in dozens of locations. World-class design experts lead courses. To register or for an on-site quote, call (888) 501-2100, or visit them on the web at www.ATIcourses.com If you enjoyed this information:
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