As in previous years, the programme will be structured around the following general themes and abstracts are invited for any of the below themes.

  1. General underwater acoustics (sound sources and characteristics, soundscapes, sound propagation, tank and aquarium acoustics)
  2. Animal sound production and use of sound by animals
  3. Acoustic ecology, communication space
  4. Hearing, masked hearing, impaired hearing (TTS and PTS)
  5. Behavioural responses to sound
  6. Other individual, cumulative, population-level, ecosystem or long-term effects
  7. Regulation and management of sound
  8. Hot topics in aquatic bioacoustics (particle motion, standards, ocean-basin-scale observatories, etc.)