The Santa Barbara-Ventura chapter of the American Cetacean Society
is pleased to announce

“Acoustic technology for the study of noise and marine wildlife”

Bill Burgess
Senior Research Engineer, Greeneridge Sciences, Inc

Monday, January 26th
7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Farrand Hall
free to the public

Bill Burgess received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and conducted ocean acoustic research under postdoctoral appointments at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). His technical background includes geophysical remote sensing with low-frequency radio, bioacoustics, instrumentation, audio-frequency signal processing, and systems programming. His field experience includes a total of seven months at sites in Antarctica, northern Quebec, and the Alaskan Arctic, and over four months at sea on research vessels in Arctic, Antarctic, Atlantic, and Pacific waters. Since 1994, Dr. Burgess has designed, constructed, and programmed two generations of acoustic recording tags to monitor in-situ noise exposure and response of protected species; these tags have been deployed with blue and fin whales, northern elephant seals, and northern fur seals. Dr. Burgess has also acquired and analyzed acoustic data to assess underwater sound levels from jet aircraft, rockets, missiles, vessels, airguns, and pile drivers. Dr. Burgess is the first author of three refereed journal articles and fifteen papers presented at scientific conferences, and is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, the IEEE, the Society for Marine Mammology, and the American Geophysical Union. For more information:
PO Box 3924
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

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