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About the Symposium

Dear students, colleagues and RIO Acoustics participants,

We are happy to announce that the 3rd Acoustics in Underwater Geosciences Symposium (RIO Acoustics 2017) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, from Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th July, 2017.

Launched in 2013 and sponsored by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, this unique event held in Latin America has been connecting scientists and professionals from more than 30 countries to exchange knowledge, experience and best practices on the acoustic investigation of underwater environments and ecosystems, from inland to deep ocean floor, covering a broad range of application. For this new edition, we are honoured to welcome the Acoustical Society of America among our supporting societies.

The symposium will be followed by RIO Acoustics@SEA, a 1-day workshop exclusively dedicated to exchanging with partnering companies and demonstrating equipment at sea.

The 2017 edition will provide nine grants for Latin American students to participate in the symposium, which will be awarded to the best final papers (not abstract) selected by the symposium's Scientific Committee. Three other grants are available for ASA student members. The grants will cover flight tickets to Rio de Janeiro, hotel and symposium registration fee up to a maximum of USD 1000. The papers will have to be presented in english in the oral sessions. Undergraduate, master and PhD students can participate. "ASA Student Member" should be specified in the abstract submission form.

If you plan to join us in Rio please pre-register now and send your abstract by 4th of March 2017.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Rio.

For the Organizing Committee

Arthur A. Neto and Jean-Pierre Hermand
Chairmen of RIO Acoustics

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens: 9 November 2016
Abstract submission deadline: 3 February 4 March 2017
Acceptance notification: 24 March 2017
Final paper submission: 19 May 2017
Registration opens: 27 March 2017
Early registration deadline: 15 May 2017

Registration & Abstract Submission

Pre-registration Form

Abstract Submission Form

Registration Fees (US$)

May 25
May 25
Non-IEEE Member 400 530 660
IEEE Member 300 400 500
Non-IEEE Student 85 110 165
IEEE Student Member 63 82 123
IEEE Life Member 63 82 123

Registration fee payment is by Credit Card only.

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Secretariat RIO Acoustics 2017
Arlette Grave, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
CP165/57, av. F.D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Brussels, BELGIUM
Tel: (+32)-2-650-2291    Fax: (+32)-2-650-2298

Symposium Topics

  • Acoustic propagation and scattering: modelling and measurement
  • Acoustical oceanography
  • Acoustics for offshore oil and gas industry
  • Assessment of benthic communities
  • Coastal management
  • Fisheries and bioacoustics
  • Geoacoustic characterization of sediment
  • Hydroacoustics in rivers, lakes and reservoirs
  • Hydrography and underwater GIS
  • Marine geophysical surveys and geohazards
  • Near-surface geophysics
  • Oceanographic instrumentation
  • Passive acoustic monitoring and noise impacts on fauna
  • ASV’s and AUV’s as platforms for acoustic survey
  • Seafloor mapping, imaging and classification
  • Seismo-acoustic inversion
  • Signal and image processing
  • Submerged and coastal archaeology with focus on prehistoric sites
  • Transducer and array technology
  • Underwater communication and network
  • Underwater mining


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