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

  • Detecting vulnerability of humid tropical forests to multiple stressors 

    Longo, Marcos; Saatchi, Sassan; Xu, Liang; Yang, Yan; André, Michel; Carvalhais, Nuno; Cadillo-Quiroz, Hinsby; Chernela, Janet M.; Duque, Alvaro; Hansen, Matthew (2021-07-23)
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    Humid tropical forests play a dominant role in the functioning of Earth but are under increasing threat from changes in land use and climate. How forest vulnerability varies across space and time and what level of stress ...
  • Sea lice are sensitive to low frequency sounds 

    Solé Carbonell, Marta; Lenoir, Marc; Fortuño Alós, Jose-Manuel; Vreese, Steffen de; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm; André, Michel (MDPI, 2021-07-12)
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    The salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis is a major disease problem in salmonids farming and there are indications that it also plays a role in the decline of wild salmon stocks. This study shows the first ultrastructural ...
  • An acoustic treatment to mitigate the effects of the apple snail on agriculture and natural ecosystems 

    Solé Carbonell, Marta; Fortuño Alós, Jose-Manuel; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm; André, Michel (MDPI, 2021-09-06)
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    Global change is the origin of increased occurrence of disturbance events in natural communities, with biological invasions constituting a major threat to ecosystem integrity and functioning. The apple snail (Pomacea ...
  • ANTARES upper limits on the multi-TeV neutrino emission from the GRBs detected by IACTs 

    Albert, A.; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, B.; Basa, Stéphane (2021-03-01)
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    The first gamma-ray burst detections by Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes have been recently announced: GRB 190114C, detected by MAGIC, GRB 180720B and GRB 190829A, observed by H.E.S.S. A dedicated search for neutrinos ...
  • Measurement of the atmospheric νe and νμ energy spectra with the ANTARES neutrino telescope 

    Albert, Arnauld; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Aublin, J.; Baret, Bruny; Basa, S.; Biagi, S. (2021-05-10)
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    This letter presents a combined measurement of the energy spectra of atmospheric and in the energy range between ~100 GeV and ~50 TeV with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. The analysis uses 3012 days of detector livetime ...
  • Architecture and performance of the KM3NeT front-end firmware 

    Aiello, S; Albert, Arnauld; Alves Garre, Sergio; Zineb, Aly; Ameli, Fabrizio; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anguita, M.; Anton, Gisela (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2021-01-01)
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    The KM3NeT infrastructure consists of two deep-sea neutrino telescopes being deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. The telescopes will detect extraterrestrial and atmospheric neutrinos by means of the incident photons induced ...
  • Seagrass Posidonia is impaired by human-generated noise 

    Solé Carbonell, Marta; Lenoir, Marc; Durfort, Mercè; Fortuño Alós, Jose-Manuel; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm; Vreese, Steffen de; André, Michel (2021-06-15)
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    The last hundred years have seen the introduction of many sources of artificial noise in the sea environment which have shown to negatively affect marine organisms. Little attention has been devoted to how much this noise ...
  • 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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