DOSITS Webinars

Underwater Acoustics Webinar Series

The DOSITS Team facilitates a webinar series on topics related to underwater sound for the international decision-making community and other communities interested in ocean acoustics. Each year the webinar series has a different focus (topics listed below). The webinars are generally one or two presenters, followed by questions and last between one and one and a half hours. The DOSITS webinar series began in 2015. Archives of all webinars are available below.

Each webinar is scheduled for approximately 60 minutes and will be comprised of a presentation by one or more experts, followed by a period of facilitated discussion. The webinar series is open to all interested individuals, however, registration is required.  Webinars will be hosted via Zoom, however, a YouTube stream will also be made available for the live event only. All webinars will be recorded and the webinar recordings will be available on the DOSITS website (and on Vimeo).

DOSITS 2023 Webinar Series

Topics for the 2023 webinar series are:

  • Natural sound overview on a global scale
  • How animals & people use ambient sound
  • Impacts of shipping (Saturn Project)
  • Extreme sounds, natural and anthropogenic

Dates and details will be announced at a later date.

DOSITS will again offer a Certificate of Professional Development in association with the 2022 Underwater Acoustics Webinar Series. additional details about the PD certificate for 2023 will be available when webinar registration opens.


Webinar Archives


DOSITS Acoustic Webinars 2022 Series Archive

  • DOSITS 20th Anniversary Webinar
    November 30, 2022 at 12pm ET
    Presenters will discuss the current state of underwater acoustics knowledge and future research directions on the characterization of the underwater acoustic environment and the acoustics of marine mammals, fishes, and invertebrates.
    Presenters include:
    Dr. Alec Duncan
    Dr. Brandon Southall
    Dr. Joseph Sisneros
    Dr. Louise Roberts

DOSITS Acoustic Webinars 2021 Series Archive


DOSITS Acoustics Webinar Series 2020 Archive


DOSITS Acoustics Webinar Series 2019 Archive

  • Marine Seismic Acoustic Sources
    Recorded Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
    Dr. Bob Gisner, International Association of Geophysical Contractors
  • Pile Driving and Wind Turbines
    Recorded Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Dr. James Miller, URI Ocean Engineering
    Dr. Kathy Vigness-Raposa, Inspire Enviromental
    Dr. Jakob Tougaard, Aarhus University
  • Commercial Vessel Traffic
    Recorded Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    Michelle Sanders, Director, Environmental Policy, Transport Canada
    Tabitha Takeda Chief, Marine RD&D, Innovation Centre, Transport Canada
  • Echosounders and Military Sonar
    Recorded Thursday October 10, 2019
    Dr. Kelly Benoit-Bird, Monterey Bay Research Institute (MBARI)
    Dr. Frans-Peter Lam, TNO, Acoustics & Sonar research group, The Hague, NL

DOSITS Acoustics Webinar Series 2018 Archive


DOSITS Acoustics Webinars 2015-2016 Archive