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

  • 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 ...
  • Morphological evidence for the sensitivity of the ear canal of odontocetes as shown by immunohistochemistry and transmission electron microscopy 

    Vreese, Steffen de; André, Michel; Cozzi, Bruno; Centelleghe, Cinzia; Van der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm; Mazzariol, Sandro (Nature, 2020-03-06)
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    The function of the external ear canal in cetaceans is still under debate and its morphology is largely unknown. Immunohistochemical (IHC) analyses using antibodies specific for nervous tissue (anti-S100, anti-NSE, anti-NF, ...
  • Dependence of atmospheric muon flux on seawater depth measured with the first KM3NeT detection units The KM3NeT Collaboration 

    Ageron, M.; Aiello, S; Ameli, F; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aublin, J.; Bagatelas, Christos; Barbarino, G.C.; Bertin, Vincent; Bouwhuis, M.C.; Puricelli, Stefano; Chau, Nearkasen; Cherubini, Silvio; Coniglione, R.; D'Amico, Antonio; Fermani, P.; Lamare, P.; Mannheim, Karl; Morganti, Michele; Pellegrino, Carlo; Piattelli, P.; Real, Del; Santangelo, A; Sharma, Aniruddh; Tingay, S. J.; Trovato, A.; Zaborov, D. (springer-Verlag, 2020-02-06)
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    KM3NeT is a research infrastructure located in the Mediterranean Sea, that will consist of two deep-sea Cherenkov neutrino detectors. With one detector (ARCA), the KM3NeT Collaboration aims at identifying and studying ...
  • KM3NeT front-end and readout electronics system: hardware, firmware, and software 

    Aiello, S; Ameli, F; André, Michel; Androulakis, Giorgos; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aublin, J.; Bagatelas, Christos; Barbarino, G.C. (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2019-12-23)
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    The KM3NeT research infrastructure being built at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea will host water-Cherenkov telescopes for the detection of cosmic neutrinos. The neutrino telescopes will consist of large volume ...
  • Independent learning as class preparation to foster student-centred learning in first-year engineering students 

    Pejuan Alcobé, Arcadi; Antonijuan Rull, Josefina (2019-11-08)
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    In first-year engineering students, a common teacher-centred, passive learning and deficient secondary educational backgrounds are often observed. However, there is a problematic difference whether the individual background ...
  • The SUrvey for Pulsars and Extragalactic Radio Bursts – II. New FRB discoveries and their follow-up 

    André, Michel; Bhandari, S.; Keane, Evan F.; Barr, Ewan D. (Oxford University Press, 2018-04)
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    We report the discovery of four Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) in the ongoing SUrvey for Pulsars and Extragalactic Radio Bursts at the Parkes Radio Telescope: FRBs 150610, 151206, 151230 and 160102. Our real-time discoveries ...
  • A proteomic analysis of the statocyst endolymph in common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis): an assessment of acoustic trauma after exposure to sound 

    Solé Carbonell, Marta; Monge Azemar, Marta; André, Michel; Quero López, Carme (Nature, 2019-12-01)
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    Here, the proteomic analysis of the endolymph was performed before and after sound exposure to assess the efects of exposure to low intensity, low frequency sounds on the statocyst endolymph of the Mediterranean common ...
  • Model-independent search for neutrino sources with the ANTARES neutrino telescope 

    Albert, A.; André, Michel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Anton, Gisela; Ardid Ramírez, Miguel; Aubert, J.-J.; Avgitas, T.; Barrios Martí, Javier; Basa, S.; Bertin, Vincent; Biagi, S.; Bormuth, R. (2020-01-01)
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    A novel method to analyse the spatial distribution of neutrino candidates recorded with the ANTARES neutrino telescope is introduced, searching for an excess of neutrinos in a region of arbitrary size and shape from any ...

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