Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Symposium

Color flier of NE Regional Acoustics Symposium with keynote speaker photos.


Hosted by the Center for Acoustics Research and Education (CARE), University of New Hampshire.
 Admission is FREE and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is required. 

The In-person Symposium on 4/25 will consist of two keynote speakers, oral presentations, and poster presentations. Oral and poster presentation topics will represent all fields of acoustics including (but not limited to) bioacoustics, ocean acoustics, signal processing, speech, biomedical acoustics, and environmental acoustics. 

 Anyone with an interest in reporting acoustics research (in progress or completed) is encouraged to submit an abstract. Presentations are not required, anyone with an interest in acoustics disciplines is encouraged to attend as a participant. Abstracts due early 2024.

The Career Workshop on 4/26 is an opportunity for students and early career professionals to meet and learn about possible career paths associated with the field of acoustics, including industry, technology, federal sector, and academia.

Student Travel Awards: This year we will be offering 20 Student Travel Awards to eligible graduate and undergraduate students. If you’d like to be considered for an award, please indicate your interest when you register.

Dr. Sofie Van Parijs

NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Dr. Van Parijs leads the Northeast Passive Acoustic Research Group at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA. As a bioacoustician, Dr. Van Parijs’ experience has spanned micro-bats to marine mammals, and includes work from the tropics to the Arctic. In 2006, she established the passive acoustic research program at NOAA fisheries aimed at using acoustic technology to study the ecology of marine animals and to drive conservation and management needs throughout the western Atlantic Ocean and in international waters. Her group works primarily on endangered whales and dolphins and aims to quantify and assess the effects of cumulative noise in the ocean. Dr. Van Parijs’ team has expanded to include fish, invertebrates, soundscapes and identifying long-term sound signatures that could serve as indicators of ecosystem health and/or animal abundance. Recently their focus has been on innovative research, providing direction for renewable energy development and strengthening our conservation applications such as real time acoustic reporting. International collaborations range from Australia to Hong Kong and Europe.

Dr. Christy Holland

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Dr. Holland is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, College of Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Cincinnati (UC). She directs the Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories in the UC Cardiovascular Center, which focus on applications of biomedical ultrasound including sonothrombolysis, ultrasound-mediated drug and bioactive gas delivery, development of echogenic liposomes, early detection of cardiovascular diseases, and ultrasound-image guided tumor ablation. From 2015 – 2016 Dr. Holland served as the President of the Acoustical Society of America. She is a fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine®. She served as Editor in Chief of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, the official Journal of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2006 to 2021. Dr. Holland research interests include ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis for stroke therapy, ultrasound-mediated drug delivery, bioeffects of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, and acoustic cavitation. As a result of her research, Dr. Holland has gained wide recognition nationally and internationally for her excellence and contributions in ultrasound research. Additionally, Dr. Holland has consulted professionally in the fields of medical ultrasound and architectural acoustics and perform with the Knox Choir in Cincinnati.

Participating Organizations

(subject to additions):

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in Downtown Durham, NH at a special conference rate of $111/ night. The hotel is within walking distance to campus.

Rooms are available from March 26-28; the rate applies to any nights within that period, there is no minimum stay required.


To reserve a room, participants should call the hotel and mention the CARE Conference rate(603) 868-1234

Monday, March 27 (SYMPOSIUM)

8:30-9:00: Breakfast (provided)
9:00-9:15: Introductions
9:15-10:15: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sofie Van Parijs
10:15-10:45: Oral Presentations

10:45-11:00: Break
11:00-12:00: Oral Presentations

12:15-13:30: Lunch (provided)
13:30-14:30: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Christy Holland
14:30-15:30: Oral Presentations
15:30-15:45: Transitional Remarks
15:45-17:00: Poster Session
17:00 - End: Happy Hour @ Hop + Grind

Tuesday, March 28 (CAREER WORKSHOP)

8:30-9:00: Breakfast (provided)
9:00-9:15: Introductions
9:15-10:15: Career Representative Introductions

10:15-10:30: Break
10:30-12:00: Round Robins
12:00- 12:15: Closing Remarks

12:15-13:00: Lunch (provided)/Posters

All workshop participants can park at no cost to you at the Campus Crossing Visitor Lot (formerly known as "Mill Road Visitor Lot" or "C-Lot."). The lot is located at Mill Road across from the Durham Market Place plaza (set GPS for 8 Mill Road).   

Instructions for Code Usage

Approach any kiosk in the lot assigned. Press “Coupon” button, enter code provided above and hit enter,  the machine will verify the code. Once the code is verified, press the green button and receipt will print out. Receipt must be displayed face up on driver’s side dash to avoid ticketing.