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

  • Search for spatial correlations of neutrinos with ultra-high-energy cosmic rays 

    Albert, Arthur; Alves Garre, Sergio; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Ardid Ramírez, Joan Salvador; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, Bruny; Basa, S.; Belhorma, Bouchra; Bendahman, Meriem; Bertin, Vincent; Biagi, S.; Bissinger, Matthias; Boumaaza, Jihad (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2022-08-01)
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    For several decades, the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) has been an unsolved question of highenergy astrophysics. One approach for solving this puzzle is to correlate UHECRs with high-energy neutrinos, ...
  • The odontocete ear canal-associated lymphoid tissue (ECALT) and lymph nodes: morphological and pathological description with immuno-phenotypic characterisation 

    Vreese, Steffen de; Centelleghe, Cinzia; Graïc, Jean-Marie; Corrazola, Giorgia; IJsseldijk, Lonneke; André, Michel; Mazzariol, Sandro (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-09-01)
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    A changing marine environment with emerging natural and anthropogenic stressors challenges the marine mammal immune system. The skin and adnexa form a first protective barrier in the immune response, although this is still ...
  • The KM3NeT multi-PMT optical module 

    Aiello, S; Albert, Arthur; Alshamsi, Mohammed; Alves Garre, Sergio; Aly, Zineb; Ambrosone, Antonio; Ameli, Fabrizio; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Ardid Ramírez, Joan Salvador; Aublin, J.; Avgitas, T. (2022-07-01)
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    The optical module of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope is an innovative multi-faceted large area photodetection module. It contains 31 three-inch photomultiplier tubes in a single 0.44 m diameter pressure-resistant glass ...
  • A decade of underwater noise research in support of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive 

    Merchant, Nathan D.; Putland, Rosalyn L.; André, Michel; Baudin, Eric; Felli, Mario; Slabbekoorn, Hans; Dekeling, René (2022-09-01)
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    Underwater noise from human activities is now widely recognised as a threat to marine life. Nevertheless, legislation which directly addresses this source of pollution is lacking. The first (and currently only) example ...
  • Nanobeacon: a time calibration device for the KM3NeT neutrino telescope 

    Aiello, S; Albert, Arnauld; Alshamsi, Mohammed; Alves Garre, Sergio; Aly, Zineb; Ambrosone, Antonio; Ameli, Fabrizio; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Ardid Ramírez, Joan Salvador (2022-10-01)
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    The KM3NeT Collaboration is currently constructing a multi-site high-energy neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea consisting of matrices of pressure-resistant glass spheres, each holding a set of 31 small-area ...
  • Commercial cuttlefish exposed to noise from offshore windmill construction show short-range acoustic trauma 

    Solé Carbonell, Marta; Vreese, Steffen de; Fortuño Alós, Jose-Manuel; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm; Sanchez Marero, Antonio; André, Michel (2022-11)
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    The installation of marine renewable energy devices (MREDs, wind turbines and converters of wave, tidal and ocean thermal energy) has increased quickly in the last decade. There is a lack of knowledge concerning the effects ...
  • Search for secluded dark matter towards the Galactic Centre with the ANTARES neutrino telescope 

    Albert, Arthur; Alves Garre, Sergio; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel (2022-06-01)
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    Searches for dark matter (DM) have not provided any solid evidence for the existence of weakly interacting massive particles in the GeV-TeV mass range. Coincidentally, the scale of new physics is being pushed by collider ...
  • Search for solar atmospheric neutrinos with the ANTARES neutrino telescope 

    Albert, Arthur; Alves Garre, Sergio; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel (2022-06-01)
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    Solar Atmospheric Neutrinos (SAνs) are produced by the interaction of cosmic rays with the solar medium. The detection of SAνs would provide useful information on the composition of primary cosmic rays as well as the solar ...
  • Search for non-standard neutrino interactions with 10 years of ANTARES data 

    Albert, Arthur; Alves Garre, Sergio; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, Bruny; Basa, Stéphane; Belhorma, Bouchra; Bendahman, Meriem; Bertin, Vincent; Biagi, S. (Springer, 2022-07-08)
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    Non-standard interactions of neutrinos arising in many theories beyond the Standard Model can significantly alter matter effects in atmospheric neutrino propagation through the Earth. In this paper, a search for deviations ...
  • Implementation and first results of the KM3NeT real-time core-collapse supernova neutrino search 

    Aiello, S; Albert, A.; Alves Garre, Sergio; Ambrosone, Antonio; André, Michel; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aublin, J.; Enzenhöfer, A.; Salesa, F.; Riccobene, Giorgio; Tingay, S. J. (springer-Verlag, 2022-04-01)
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    The KM3NeT research infrastructure is under construction in the Mediterranean Sea. KM3NeT will study atmospheric and astrophysical neutrinos with two multi-purpose neutrino detectors, ARCA and ORCA, primarily aimed at ...
  • The EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM): standardized and interoperable instrumentation for ocean observation 

    Lantéri, Nadine; Ruhl, H.A.; Gates, Andrew; Martínez Padró, Enoc; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Aguzzi, Jacopo; Cannat, Mathilde; Delory, Eric; Matabos, Marjolaine; Petihakis, George; Rolin, Jean-François; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm; André, Michel; Blandin, Jérôme; Francescangeli, Marco; Lagadec, Jean-Romain; Pagonis, Paris; Piera Fernández, Jaume; Toma, Daniel; Moreau, Bertrand; Wright, Heather M. N.; Dañobeitia, Juan Jose; Favali, P. (Frontiers Media, 2022-03-18)
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    The oceans are a fundamental source for climate balance, sustainability of resources and life on Earth, therefore society has a strong and pressing interest in maintaining and, where possible, restoring the health of the ...
  • Search for magnetic monopoles with ten years of the ANTARES neutrino telescope 

    André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, Bruny; Capone, A.; Chiarusi, T.; Hello, Y. (2022-06-01)
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    This work presents a new search for magnetic monopoles using data taken with the ANTARES neutrino telescope over a period of 10 years (January 2008 to December 2017). Compared to previous ANTARES searches, this analysis ...

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