The conference was dedicated to the memory of Leif Bjørnø, co-founder and co-chairman of this Conference Series, who passed away unexpectedly on October 2015.
Period for conference:
Sunday 3rd through Friday 8th September, 2017
Skiathos Palace Hotel, Koukounariés, Skiathos island, Greece.
Professor John. S. Papadakis, F.O.R.T.H., Greece,
Scientists and engineers from universities, research institutes, government organizations and industry dealing with all aspects of underwater acoustics. Representatives from naval material commands and procurement offices.
UACE2017 provided a forum for exchange of recent research results, for discussion of future challenges in implementation and application of underwater acoustic technologies, and the conference displayed the latest advances in instrumentation.
The conference comprised a prominent series of 28 structured oral sessions with invited papers given by leading international scientists. These Structured Sessions organized by key persons actively engaged at the forefronts of research in underwater acoustics. In addition, most recent research results will be presented in contributed papers. All papers presented at the conference published in proceedings which, like papers from the previous Underwater Acoustic Conferences, are freely available on the Conference Website.
To boost the interest in Underwater Acoustics a competition among graduate students on the presentation of the best papers traditionally was arranged, and awards presented at a ceremony at the end of the conference.
Two tutorial lectures were given. The first by Mike Porter with the title ‘Sound Models – an introduction to their theory and use; a glimpse at their future’, and the second by David Bradley and Ross Chapman with the title ‘Measurement of the acoustic field in the ocean: a review of experimental techniques and data’.
An exhibition by leading international manufacturers of state-of-the-art technologies, equipment and services for underwater acoustic measurements, surveys and control of underwater processes was arranged in the central area of the conference space.