2023 Underwater Acoustics International Conference and Exhibition

Arial view of Kalamata, Greece at sunset.

Underwater Acoustics International
Conference and Exhibition (UACE2023)

June 25-30, 2023  •  Kalamata, Greece

Black logo of UACE 2023.


Join us for a structured session on Marine Bioacoustics at the 7th Underwater Acoustics International Conference and Exhibition (UACE2023) which will take place in Kalamata, Greece from June 25-30, 2023.  

Session Purpose and Scope

All applications of passive and active marine bioacoustics are welcome in this session. Presentations on marine organisms as sources, receivers, and/or scatterers will be grouped accordingly. This is a widely diverse session meant to be inclusive of all marine bioacoustics.

Submissions and Deadline

Abstracts of papers submitted to Structured Sessions shall be sent initially to the Structured Session Organizer concerned, who will review the abstract and notify the authors regarding acceptance of the abstract to be presented in the Structured Session. The template Abstract Submission Form for Structured Sessions shall be used.

After notification of acceptance has been received from the Structured Session organizer, the authors must submit their abstracts electronically to the Conference Secretariat using the online General Abstract Submission Form no later than February 15, 2023.

For more info:

UACE website

The topics of the UACE2023 include:

  • Acoustic imaging
  • Acoustics in Oil and Gas Production
  • Acoustic studies of marine mammals
  • Ambient noise: sources, monitoring and long term trends
  • Arctic acoustics
  • Bioacoustics and Biosonar
  • Calibration of sonar and hydrophones
  • Detection and remediation of objects on the seafloor.
  • Environmental protection
  • Experimental facilities
  • Fisheries
  • Flow generated noise
  • Geoacoustics
  • Harbour and sea lane protection
  • Impact of noise on marine life
  • International regulations and their impact
  • Inversion methods in underwater acoustics
  • Marine ecology
  • Marine GIS
  • Marine renewables
  • Marine soundscapes
  • Marine surveys
  • Metamaterials
  • Mine countermeasures
  • Multibeam Sonar and Technology
  • New transducer materials
  • Noise and vibration from marine piling
  • Nonlinear underwater acoustics
  • Ocean observatories
  • Ocean technology policy
  • Oceanographic instrumentation
  • Radiated noise from ships and surface platforms
  • Risk assessment in underwater acoustic measurements
  • Research vessel facilities and instrumentations
  • Reverberation and clutter
  • ROV's and AUV's and their use in underwater acoustics
  • Scattering and fluctuations
  • Seabed interactions
  • Seafloor characterization
  • Seismic acoustics
  • Signal and image processing
  • Single- and multi-beam sonar advances
  • Sound propagation modelling in shallow and deep water
  • Sonar performance measurements and modelling
  • Synthetic aperture sonar
  • Tank experiments
  • Target recognition
  • Tectonic plate movement monitoring
  • Tomography
  • Transducer and array technology
  • Tsunami detection
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Underwater communitation, navigation and positioning
  • Volume scattering and bubbly media
  • Vector sensors
  • Waterside Security

The following Structured Sessions on topics of current interest in underwater acoustics are currently been organized:

  • Acoustics in polar environments
    Organizers: Jaroslaw Tegowski, Philippe Blondel, Hanne Sagen
  • Advances in acoustic measurement systems: Technologies and applications
    Organizer: Alessandra Tesei and Purnima Ratilal-Makris
  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Monitoring, and its Civil and Scientific Applications
    Organizers: Georgios Haralabus, Mario Zampolli and Peter Nielsen
  • Inverse Problems in Acoustical Oceanography
    Organizers: Julien Bonnel, Stan Dosso
  • Marine Bioacoustics
     Jennifer Miksis-Olds
  • Marine sediment acoustics
    Organizers: Megan Ballard, Kevin Lee, Nick Chotiros
  • Modeling techniques for underwater acoustic scattering and propagation (including 3D effects)
    Boris Katsnelson, Pavel S. Petrov
  • Munition Detection, Classification and Localization in the Marine Environment
    David Bradley
  • New frontiers in fisheries acoustics: applications, analysis, decision and management tools
    Victor Espinosa
  • Observing the Oceans Acoustically
    Bruce Howe and Kai Gemba
  • Prospective underwater acoustics : at-sea experiments
    Organizers: Jean-Pierre Sessarego, Dominique Fattaccioli, Gaultier Real
  • Real-time underwater acoustic sensing and imaging systems: Advances, capabilities and results
    Organizers: Purnima Ratilal-Makris, Alessandra Tesei
  • Sonar Performance Modelling and Verification: Applications to Active and Passive Sonar
    Organizers: Mathieu Colin, Mark Prior, Kevin Heaney, Dale Ellis
  • Towards Automatic Target Recognition. Detection, Classification and Modelling
    Organizers: Johannes Groen, Yan Pailhas, Roy Edgar Hansen, Jessica Topple, Narada Warakagoda
  • Trends and Advances in Array Signal Processing
    Organizers: Angeliki Xenaki, Peter Gerstoft, Eliza Michalopoulou
  • Unmanned vehicles for underwater acoustic surveillance and monitoring
    Alain Maguer
  • Underwater acoustic calibration and standards
    Stephen Robinson, Markus Linné
  • Underwater Communications and Networking
    Organizers: Charalampos Tsimenidis, Paul Mitchell, Konstantinos Pelekanakis
  • Underwater noise in the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive: monitoring and impacts on marine ecosystems
    Jakob Tougaard, Aristides Prospathopoulos, Emmanuel Skarsoulis
  • Underwater Noise - Modelling and Measurements
    Organizers: Alexander Gavrilov
  • Underwater Seismoacoustics
    Organizers: Nathalie Favretto-Cristini, Paul Cristini


The mountainous Peloponnese peninsula is an 'island within the mainland' surrounded by water and connected to the mainland at just two points—to the east over the Corinth Canal and over the Rion-Antirion Bridge to the north.

The area contained several cities important in antiquity such as Mycenae, Argos, Megalopolis, Sparta, Ellis, Messene, and Corinth. The region also contains the important ancient sites of Olympia (which regularly hosted Pan-Hellenic sporting games, notably the Olympic Games), Epidaurus, Isthmia and Nemea.

Why Kalamata?

Kalamata, the capital and central port of Messinia, is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras. Kalamata is located in the heart of the Messenian gulf in southern Peloponnese, near the ancient city of Farai. The natural beauty of Messinia with the indented shores, sandy beaches, forested mountains and fertile valleys, coexists with significant archaeological monuments.

Kalamata can offer the visitor images of breathtaking landscapes. Olive groves, the azure waters of the bay, churches with traditional architecture, rural buildings and ancient castles, everything stands under the whimsical Peloponnesian light of the mainland where the old encounters the new.

Kalamata introduces the traveler its rich history in every step of the way. Its fascinating cultural heritage which is the result of multiple influences over the years dating back before the Bronze Age, is captured everywhere around the old city.

The 4 Km length city's extensive beach with crystal clear waters is ideal for swimming and all kinds of water sports. Along the seaside, there are several tavernas, ouzo restaurants, cafeterias, bars and clubs. A beach pathway leads to the conference venue.

Kalamata is near the archaeological sites of Mistras, Epidaurus and Ancient Olympia.

The UACE2023 conference is dedicated to John Papadakis’ memory who unfortunately passed away in 2022.