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

  • Differential sensitivity of the KM3NeT/ARCA detector to a diffuse neutrino flux and to point-like source emission: exploring the case of the starburst galaxies 

    Aiello, Sebastiano; Albert, Arnauld; Alshamsi, Mohammed; Alves Garre, Sergio; Aly, Zineb; Ambrosone, Antonio; Ameli, Fabrizio; André, Michel; Androutsou, E.; Anguita, M.; Aphecetche, Laurent; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Ardid Ramírez, Joan Salvador; Atmani, H; Aublin, J. (2024-10-01)
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    KM3NeT/ARCA is a Cherenkov neutrino telescope under construction in the Mediterranean sea, optimised for the detection of astrophysical neutrinos with energies above 1 TeV. In this work, using Monte Carlo simulations ...
  • Statocyst ultrastructure in the Norwegian Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) 

    Solé Carbonell, Marta (2024-05-07)
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    Statocyst anatomy and fine morphology in Norwegian lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) are studied for the first time using scanning and transmission electron microscopy. N. norvegicus exhibits sensory setae projecting from the ...
  • Searches for neutrino counterparts of gravitational waves from the LIGO/Virgo third observing run with KM3NeT 

    Aiello, Sebastiano; Albert, Arnauld; Alves Garre, Sergio; Aly, Zineb; Ambrosone, Antonio; Ameli, Fabrizio; André, Michel; Androutsou, E.; Anguita, M.; Aphecetche, Laurent; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Ardid Ramírez, Joan Salvador; Atmani, H; Aublin, J. (IOP Publishing, 2024-04-09)
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    The KM3NeT neutrino telescope is currently being deployed at two different sites in the Mediterranean Sea. First searches for astrophysical neutrinos have been performed using data taken with the partial detector configuration ...
  • Prospects for combined analyses of hadronic emission from gamma-ray sources in the Milky Way with CTA and KM3NeT 

    Unbehaun, Tim; Mohrmann, Lars; Funk, Stefan; Aiello, Sebastiano; Albert, Arnauld; Alves Garre, Sergio; Aly, Zineb; Ambrosone, Antonio; Ameli, Fabrizio; André, Michel; Androutsou, E.; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Aphecetche, Laurent; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel (springer-Verlag, 2024-02-02)
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    The Cherenkov Telescope Array and the KM3NeT neutrino telescopes are major upcoming facilities in the fields of gamma-ray and neutrino astronomy, respectively. Possible simultaneous production of rays and neutrinos in ...
  • The KM3NeT potential for the next core-collapse supernova observation with neutrinos 

    Aiello, Sebastiano; Albert, Arthur; Alves Garre, Sergio; Aly, Zineb; Ambrosone, Antonio; Ameli, Fabrizio; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Ardid Ramírez, Joan Salvador; Aublin, J.; Bagatelas, Christos; Bendahman, Meriem; Benfenati, Fabio; Bertin, Vincent; Bissinger, Matthias; Bou-Cabo, M.; Boumaaza, Jihad; Bouwhuis, M.C.; Puricelli, Stefano; Cherubini, Silvio; Fermani, P.; Huang, Feng; Markou, Christos; Martini, Antonio; Marzaioli, Fabio; Miele, Gennaro; Migliozzi, Pasquale; Morganti, Michele; Pellegrino, Carlo; Pestel, Valentin; Piatelli, P.; Pisanti, Ofelia; Romanov, Artur; Santangelo, Andrea; Stavropoulos, Dimitris; Tingay, S. J.; Tzamariudaki, Ekaterini (Springer, 2021-05)
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    The KM3NeT research infrastructure is under construction in the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of two water Cherenkov neutrino detectors, ARCA and ORCA, aimed at neutrino astrophysics and oscillation research, respectively. ...
  • Combined sensitivity of JUNO and KM3NeT/ORCA to the neutrino mass ordering 

    Aiello, Sebastiano; 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.; Bagatelas, Christos (Springer, 2022-03-09)
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    This article presents the potential of a combined analysis of the JUNO and KM3NeT/ORCA experiments to determine the neutrino mass ordering. This combination is particularly interesting as it significantly boosts the potential ...
  • Neuroanatomy of the cetacean sensory systems 

    Vreese, Steffen de; Orekhova, Ksenia; Morell, Maria; Gerussi, Tommaso; Graïc, Jean-Marie (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-12-23)
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    Cetaceans have undergone profound sensory adaptations in response to their aquatic environment during evolution. These adaptations are characterised by anatomo-functional changes in the classically defined sensory systems, ...
  • Embedded software of the KM3NeT central logic board 

    Aiello, Sebastiano; Albert, Arnauld; Alves Garre, Sergio; Aly, Zineb; Ambrosone, Antonio; Ameli, Fabrizio; André, Michel; Androutsou, E.; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Aphecetche, Laurent; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Ardid Ramírez, Joan Salvador; Atmani, H (Elsevier, 2024-03-01)
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    The KM3NeT Collaboration is building and operating two deep sea neutrino telescopes at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The telescopes consist of latices of photomultiplier tubes housed in pressure-resistant glass ...
  • Towards automated long-term acoustic monitoring of endangered river dolphins: a case study in the Brazilian Amazon floodplains 

    Erbs, Florence Amandine; Gaona, Marina; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm; Zaugg, Serge Alain; Ramalho, Emiliano; Houser, Dorian; André, Michel (Springer Nature, 2023-07-27)
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    Using passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) and convolutional neural networks (CNN), we monitored the movements of the two endangered Amazon River dolphin species, the boto (Inia geoffrensis) and the tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) ...
  • Artificial sound impact could put at risk hermit crabs and their symbiont anemones 

    Solé Carbonell, Marta; Vreese, Steffen de; Fortuño Alós, Jose-Manuel; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm (Elsevier, 2023-11-20)
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    The sea anemone Calliactis parasitica, which is found in the East Atlantic (Portugal to Senegal) and the Mediterranean Sea, forms a symbiotic relationship with the red hermit crab, Dardanus calidus, in which the anemone ...
  • Marine plants and sound 

    Solé Carbonell, Marta; André, Michel (Springer, 2023-06-10)
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    Plants have been considered passive, static, and immutable organisms for a long time, but research shows that plants can perceive their environment and respond to stimuli by modifying their growth and development. Plants ...
  • Hint for a TeV neutrino emission from the Galactic Ridge with ANTARES 

    Albert, Arthur; Alves Garre, Sergio; André, Michel; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Ardid Ramírez, Joan Salvador; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, Bruny; Basa, S.; Becherini, Y.; Belhorma, Bouchra; Bendahman, Meriem; Benfenati, Fabio; Bertin, Vincent (Elsevier, 2023-06-10)
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    Interactions of cosmic ray protons, atomic nuclei, and electrons in the interstellar medium in the inner part of the Milky Way produce a ¿-ray flux from the Galactic Ridge. If the ¿-ray emission is dominated by proton and ...

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