The 1st, 2nd and 3rd international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustics were held on the Greek islands of Corfu (June 2013), Rhodes (June 2014) and Crete (June 2015). These conferences became very successful, each with more than 300 registered participants from more than 35 countries and with over 300 papers presented. Several companies showed their most advanced underwater acoustical instruments in the exhibition.

    In the meeting of the Scientific Committee during the 3rd Conference in Chania, it was decided that this series of Conferences will be continued and will be organized every other year. It was also decided that the Co-Chairmen, John S. Papadakis and Leif Bjørnø will decide on the venue and the dates of the next Conference.

    Unfortunately, and unexpectedly, our Co-Chairman and dear friend Leif passed away, in October 2015. After consulting with the Scientific Committee, it was decided to continue with the organization of the UACE2017 and to form an Organizing Committee, to help with the organization.

    Up-to-date information on the UACE2017 will currently be  published on this website.

    Looking very much forward to meet with you in Skiathos in September 2017

    John Papadakis

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    In Memoriam Leif Bjørnø

    The conference is dedicated to the memory of Leif Bjørnø, co-founder and co-chairman of this Conference Series, who passed away unexpectedly on October 2015. Leif Bjorno held the position of Professor at the Department of Industrial Acoustics (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark) for over 22 years. He left the University in 2000 due to his commitments as a serving member or chairman of the board of directors or trustees of several institutions in Denmark and abroad.Leif’s activities were always internationally focused and centered on translational applications of science and technology. His experience included industrial applications of acoustics, especially in the field of machinery noise, mathematical models describing propagation of acoustic waves in different media, signal processing, development of ultrasound measurement devices, and underwater- and nonlinear- acoustics. He authored or co-authored over 400 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, professional magazines, conference proceedings and text-books.

    The UACE Organizing Committee