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IEEE Transmitter interviews Dr. Bharath Kalyan on Oceanic Engineering and marine robots

Oceanic engineers are researching and using technology to explore our ocean water in ways we have never been capable of in the past. In honor of World Water Day on March 22, we connected with IEEE member Bharath Kalyan, also a member of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, to learn more about oceanic engineering and how marine robots, such as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVS) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), are

glacier acoustics

Journal article on glacier acoustics featured on cover page of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Vol. 148, No. 6)

Arctic glacial bays are among the loudest natural environments in the ocean, owing to heavy submarine melting, calving, freshwater discharge, and ice–wave interactions. Understanding the coherence and vertical directionality of the ambient sound there can provide insights about the mechanisms behind the ice loss in these regions. It can also provide key information for operating technologies such as sonar, communication, and navigation systems. To study the unexplored sound coherence and


Dr. Matthias Hoffmann-Kuhnt awarded the National Geographic Explorer fellowship

Every year National Geographic brings together explorers, scientists, and storytellers from around the world to share their discoveries and insights—along with their solutions for creating a more sustainable future. Apart from his research in dolphin and whale communication, Dr. Hoffmann-Kuhnt is working to identify and localize bird vocalizations by analyzing soundscape data collected using smart acoustic monitoring devices. These efforts contribute towards  measuring and monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem health.

Prof. Mandar Chitre presented the 2020 Distinguished Technical Achievement Award

Each year, the Distinguished Technical Achievement Award of the Oceanic Engineering Society honors one OES member for an outstanding fundamental or applied technical contribution to oceanic engineering. The award recognizes a single major invention or scientific contribution, or a distinguished series of contributions over a long period of time.

IEEE Transmitter interviews Dr. Hari Vishnu on the ocean, marine health, earth’s resources and space travel

About 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water, but we know only 5 percent of the ocean’s depths, leaving 95 percent completely unexplored, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Deep-sea travel has proven to be a solid training ground for space exploration. What can the oceans and autonomous underwater vehicles tell us, both about the world we live in and the worlds we want to explore?

IEEE OES Presidential Award presented to Dr. Venugoplan Pallayil

Each year, the Presidential Award of the Oceanic Engineering Society honors one OES member who has been a consistent volunteer contributor to the Society. This award allows the Society to recognize the work done by a volunteer who is not an elected member of the Society. Dr. Venugopalan Pallayil was presented with the IEEE OES Presidential Award during the OCEANS’18 conference in recognition of his extensive support to the Society.

ambient noise imaging

ROMANIS featured in The Straits Times

The sea may seem a picture of calm, but that belies what lies beneath. Beneath a backdrop of rolling waves, the crackle of coral and chitter of fish are among a myriad of sounds made by one of the world’s noisiest environments.


Water chemistry assessment via sample
collection has always been a labour-intensive
exercise with many inherent physical
limitations. The information collected is usually
discrete in nature, with limited spatial extent
that may not provide a detailed representation
of the three-dimensional (3-D) water bodies.