British Science Week

The UK's widest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering


Show me content for... +

Show me content for...
Professional development
Families & teenagers (aged 12+)
Families (children aged 12 & under)



Register with us and you can....

  • Sign up to our free e-communications
  • Become a member of the Association
  • Create your own web account, & post comments
  • Be part of British Science Festival
  • Save your favourite items


Keep up to date with the latest news from the British Science Assocation. Sign up to our RSS feeds and take us with you when you are on the move.

You are here

In this section...

What's on

Choose from...

Click to find an event near you...

Exploring the Seven Seas: Tsunamis, Whales and Icebergs

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 19:00 to 20:30

Oceans cover most of the Earth. The last decades have seen a host of wonderful discoveries, most of them using sound and sonars. In this talk, Dr Phillippe Blondel from the University of Bath will present examples from around the world, taken from his own research. The first part of the talk will present the innovative sensors (many of UK design) which have revolutionised our knowledge of the Blue Planet and its seabeds, from mid-ocean ridges to coastal areas. The second part will focus on applications, including the understanding of past tsunamis (and when they might happen again), marine habitats and the migrations of grey whales, as well as the role of acoustic sensors in monitoring the effects of climate change and human activities as far as the Arctic.

Suitable for all ages, free event, no booking required.

Booking information: 
Age group: 
Join the debate...
Log in or register to post comments