Aquest laboratori d'investigació, que agrupa a 8 científics a temps complert (contractes per CTT de la UPC) i 5 investigadors a temps parcial (PDI de la UPC i membres d’universitats internacionals) està composat d'un equip d'enginyers, matemàtics, físics i biòlegs. Es tracta del primer laboratori europeu que té com a objectiu principal l'estudi i el desenvolupament de solucions tecnològiques per contribuir en un desenvolupament responsable de les activitats marítimes des d'una perspectiva multidisciplinària. D'aquesta manera es da resposta a les exigències plantejades al respecte per les institucions locals, nacionals i internacionals i la societat en general a través de mecanismes de control de la contaminació acústica marina.

La creación del Laboratorio de Aplicaciones Bioacústicas (LAB) representa la respuesta madura de un grupo multi-disciplinar de científicos a la continua degradación acústica del medio marino que está teniendo lugar en el Atlántico Norte y el Mediterráneo.
El LAB nace para responder con soluciones tecnológicas a la conservación del hábitat marino y prevenir su deterioro progresivo. Tiene como objetivo principal el desarrollo de aplicaciones capaces de limitar los efectos del ruido antropogénico en el mar y contribuir al desarrollo sostenible de las actividades marítimas . De este modo se podrá dar respuesta a las exigencias planteadas al respecto por las instituciones locales, nacionales e internacionales y la sociedad en general a través de mecanismos de control de la contaminación acústica marina.

The creation of the Laboratory of Applied Bio-Acoustics (LAB) is the necessary and mature response, from a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to the increasing acoustic degradation of the marine habitat in the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic.
The LAB has the clear objective to respond with technological solutions to the progressive deterioration of the seas, limiting the effects of anthropogenic noise and contributing to the sustainable development of human marine activities. The research outcome will answer the increasing demand from local, national and European administrations and from the society itself, by providing the necessary expertise on the control mechanisms and a better understanding of the marine noise pollution.

The creation of the Laboratory of Applied Bio-Acoustics (LAB) is the necessary and mature response, from a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to the increasing acoustic degradation of the marine habitat in the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic.
The LAB has the clear objective to respond with technological solutions to the progressive deterioration of the seas, limiting the effects of anthropogenic noise and contributing to the sustainable development of human marine activities. The research outcome will answer the increasing demand from local, national and European administrations and from the society itself, by providing the necessary expertise on the control mechanisms and a better understanding of the marine noise pollution.

Recent Submissions

  • Constraining the contribution of gamma-ray bursts to the high-energy diffuse neutrino flux with 10 yr of ANTARES data 

    Albert, A.; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, Bruny; Basa, S. (Oxford University Press, 2021-02-01)
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    Addressing the origin of the astrophysical neutrino flux observed by IceCube is of paramount importance. Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are among the few astrophysical sources capable of achieving the required energy to contribute ...
  • Observation of the cosmic ray shadow of the sun with the ANTARES neutrino telescope 

    Albert, A.; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, Bruny; Basa, Stéphane; Bertin, Vincent; Biagi, S. (American Physical Society, 2020-12-28)
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    The ANTARES detector is an undersea neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea. The search for pointlike neutrino sources is one of the main goals of the ANTARES telescope, requiring a reliable method to evaluate the ...
  • Deep-sea deployment of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope detection units by self-unrolling 

    Aiello, S; Albert, Andreas; Alves Garre, Sergio; Ameli, F; Anassontzis, E.G.; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aublin, J.; Bagatelas, Christos (2020-11-19)
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    KM3NeT is a research infrastructure being installed in the deep Mediterranean Sea. It will house a neutrino telescope comprising hundreds of networked moorings—detection units or strings—equipped with optical instrumentation ...
  • Event reconstruction for KM3NeT/ORCA using convolutional neural networks 

    Aiello, S; Albert, A.; Alves Garre, Sergio; Ameli, F; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Anton, Gisela; Aublin, J.; Bagatelas, Christos; Barbarino, G.C.; Baret, B. (2020-10-01)
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    The KM3NeT research infrastructure is currently under construction at two locations in the Mediterranean Sea. The KM3NeT/ORCA water-Cherenkov neutrino detector off the French coast will instrument several megatons of ...
  • Marine mammals stranding: guidelines for post-mortem investigations of cetaceans & pinnipeds 

    Jauniaux, Thierry; André, Michel; Dabin, Willy; Vreese, Steffen de; Gillet, Amandine; Morell, Maria (2019-07-01)
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  • Contribution to unravel variability in bowhead whale songs and better understand its ecological significance 

    Erbs, Florence Amandine; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm; Weissenberger, Jürgen; Zaugg, Serge Alain; André, Michel (Nature, 2021-01-08)
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    Since the first studies on bowhead whale singing behaviour, song variations have been consistently reported. However, there has been little discussion regarding variability in bowhead whale singing display and its ecological ...
  • Morphology of the external ear canal in toothed whales 

    Vreese, Steffen de; André, Michel; Mazzariol, Sandro (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2019-07)
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    Like all mammals, toothed whales possess an outer, middle, and inner ear, all of which present major evolutionary adaptations to underwater hearing. Moreover, the development of acoustical fat bodies, which collect and ...
  • gSeaGen: The KM3NeT GENIE-based code for neutrino telescopes 

    Aiello, S; Albert, Arnauld; Alves Garre, Sergio; Alyd, Z.; Ameli, F; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Anton, Gisela (2020-11-01)
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    The gSeaGen code is a GENIE-based application developed to efficiently generate high statistics samples of events, induced by neutrino interactions, detectable in a neutrino telescope. The gSeaGen code is able to generate ...
  • Search for neutrino counterparts of gravitational-wave events detected by LIGO and Virgo during run O2 with the ANTARES telescope 

    Albert, A.; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, Bruny; Basa, S. (springer-Verlag, 2020-05-30)
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    An offline search for a neutrino counterpart to gravitational-wave (GW) events detected during the second observation run (O2) of Advanced-LIGO and Advanced-Virgo performed with ANTARES data is presented. In addition to ...
  • ANTARES and IceCube combined search for neutrino point-like and extended sources in the southern sky 

    André, Michel; Albert, A.; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, B.; Basa, S.; Bertin, Vincent (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2020-04-01)
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    A search for point-like and extended sources of cosmic neutrinos using data collected by the ANTARES and IceCube neutrino telescopes is presented. The data set consists of all the track-like and shower-like events pointing ...
  • Search for dark matter towards the Galactic Centre with 11 years of ANTARES data 

    Albert, A.; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, B.; Basa, Stéphane (Elsevier, 2020-06-10)
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    Neutrino detectors participate in the indirect search for the fundamental constituents of dark matter (DM) in form of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). In WIMP scenarios, candidate DM particles can pair-annihilate ...
  • The control unit of the KM3NeT data acquisition system 

    Aiello, S; Ameli, F; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco (2020-11-01)
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    The KM3NeT Collaboration runs a multi-site neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea. Water Cherenkov particle detectors, deep in the sea and far off the coasts of France and Italy, are already taking data while ...

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