Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

UPC-logoThe Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) a public institution dedicated to higher education and research specializes in architecture, science and engineering. UPC aims at transferring technology, innovation, research and knowledge to private companies and to society. Two research groups are involved in FixO3: SARTI Research Group and the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB). SARTI has expertise in electronic instrumentation and measurements. The group has designed new marine instruments and cabled observatories (see www.obsea.es). It also focuses on the development and application of data management and communication. LAB has expertise in signal modelling and analysis, 3D numerical simulations, acoustic propagation model & acoustic target model, biosonar and communication mechanisms; control of marine noise pollution, measurement and monitoring of anthropogenic sound sources, development of passive techniques to explore the ocean, assessment of noise pollution effects on marine organisms, automatic identification and classification of biological and anthropogenic sound sources, tracking of marine mammals with passive techniques and ambient noise imaging, ethical and legal aspects of marine mammal research, cross-disciplinary approach to help creating policies towards underwater anthropogenic noise control.