RIO Acoustics 2015 is coming!
Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 July, 2015
RIO Acoustics 2013: Proceedings papers are now available on IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
RIO Acoustics 2013 Web Photo Gallery is online!
About 150 people attended RIO Acoustics 2013.
We warmly thank the presenters, keynote speakers, patrons, technical committee members, symposium secretary, student volunteers and all attendees for their outstanding contribution to the success of the First IEEE/OES Acoustics in Underwater Geosciences Symposium in South and Latin America.
Arthur Ayres Neto & Jean-Pierre Hermand
IMPORTANT: If you have been asked to revise your full paper but have not yet completed the revision please do so immediately. The deadline for revised paper is 15 Aug 2013.
Acoustics is the most effective way of exploring deep and shallow oceanic water, as well as inland water. Being non-invasive, safe and economical, the wide variety of acoustics tools are used in many applications in ocean engineering, environmental management and mineral exploration projects.
Brazil has one of the world’s longest coastline and adjacent territorial waters of about 4.5 million km² which corresponds approximately to half of the country’s land area. Today Brazilian oceanic area is a major target for oil companies from all over the world because of the recent giant discoveries of the pre-salt. Inland there is over 6500 km of waterways and tens of major dams from hydroelectric power plants. The Brazilian government has started a large program for the evaluation of the marine mineral resources with the REMPLAC project, which aims to determine the potential for different mineral resources along the entire Brazilian coast.
During the 12th Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society, held in Rio de Janeiro in August 2011, the Shallow Water Geophysics session, which took place for the first time within the scope of this congress, attracted a total of 25 papers from Brazilian companies and universities. Building on that success Rio Acoustics 2013 will respond to the strong demand for effective tools to investigate the shallow sediment of submerged areas, a region not addressed by deep seismic exploration.