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.
Period for conference:
Sunday 3rd through Friday 8th September, 2017
Conference venue:
Skiathos Palace Hotel, Koukounariés, Skiathos island, Greece.
Conference chairman:
Professor John. S. Papadakis, F.O.R.T.H., Greece,
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Target groups:

Scientists and engineers from universities, research institutes, government organizations and industry dealing with all aspects of underwater acoustics. Representatives from naval material commands and procurement offices.

The conference

UACE2017 will provide a forum for exchange of recent research results, for discussion of future challenges in implementation and application of underwater acoustic technologies, and the conference will display the latest advances in instrumentation.

The conference will comprise a prominent series of structured oral sessions with invited papers given by leading international scientists. These Structured Sessions will be organized by key persons actively engaged at the forefronts of research in underwater acoustics. In addition, most recent research results will be presented in contributed papers forming the basis for regular oral and poster sessions. All papers presented at the conference will be published in proceedings to be made available to all registered participants on the first day of the conference. Papers published in the Proceedings will, like papers from the previous Underwater Acoustic Conferences, be freely available on the Conference Website.

Students Competition

To boost the interest in Underwater Acoustics a competition among graduate students on the presentation of the best papers will traditionally be arranged, and awards will be presented at a ceremony at the end of the conference.

Tutorial Lectures

Two tutorial lectures will be given. The first by Mike Porter with the title ‘Sound Models – an introduction to their theory and use; a glimpse at their future’, and the second by David Bradley and Ross Chapman with the title ‘Measurement of the acoustic field in the ocean: a review of experimental techniques and data’.


An exhibition by leading international manufacturers of state-of-the-art technologies, equipment and services for underwater acoustic measurements, surveys and control of underwater processes will be arranged in the central area of the conference space.