We develop unique acoustics tools and technologies to support the mission of NOAA as well as other federal agencies, academic institutions and international partners. Our primary goals are [a] to acquire long-term data sets of the global ocean acoustics environment, and [b] to identify and assess acoustic impacts from human activities and natural processes on the marine environment.
- Conduct marine acoustics research and technology development under NOAA's mission of Science, Service, and Stewardship
- Provide acoustic tools and research capabilities for a variety of applications to meet NOAA’s research goals
- Develop "Next Generation" technologies and instrumentation in support of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) objectives
Acoustics Research Groups
- Geophysics/Ocean Sound
- Ocean Ambient Sound