IFOP Researcher attends Rio Acoustics Symposium 2017July 28th, 2017
Javier Legua, was favored with one of the 9 grants awarded by the organization, he will present the work “Target Strength ex situ of Sprattus Fuegensis in Chilean Fjords” prepared by Javier Legua and Sergio Lillo. In their work, the authors show the progress made in the investigations carried out to determine the target intensity of the southern sardine in the context of the projects carried out by IFOP,
Rio Acoustics 2017 Symposium will be held in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil on July 25-27th. This event unique of its kind in South America is held every two years and brings together researchers and professionals from more than 30 countries to share knowledge, experiences and best practices in underwater acoustic research, environment and ecosystems.
It is organized by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) -Belgium and the Fluminense Federal University-Brazil and sponsored by the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Society of Acoustics (ASA) .
The topics considered in this Symposium are the application of acoustic techniques for the study of oceanography, ecology, gas and oil industry; Underwater mining; Advances in echo sounders and sonars; Uses of ASV and AUV as acoustic platforms; Bioacoustics; reverberation; Coastal management; environmental Protection; Fisheries and plankton; Geoacoustics; Hydroacoustics in rivers, lakes and dams; Hydrography and marine GIS; Geophysical surveys; Passive acoustics; Research vessels; Earthquake; among others.
In the symposium 60 scientists will be presenting their work and 22 poster. Javier Legua, Department of Direct Evaluations IFOP’s researcher, was granted with one of the 9 scholarships given by the organization, he will present the work “Target Strength ex situ of Sprattus Fuegensis in Chilean Fjords” prepared by Javier Legua and Sergio Lillo. In their work, the authors show the progress made in the research carried out to determine the target intensity of the southern sardine in the framework of the projects carried out by the FIFG, a fundamental result for estimating the biomass of one of the most important pelagic resources of interior waters of the Regions of Los Lagos and Aysén.