Regulators, decision makers, public affairs officers, industry representatives, and other members of the international regulatory community have a high need for training materials on underwater
acoustics as well as instructional resources that can be quickly accessed and viewed. To meet this need, the Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Team
will facilitate a five-part webinar series for the international regulatory community on topics related to underwater sound.
The webinar topics will include basic science concepts related to underwater sound, marine animal sound production/reception, and the potential effects of sound on marine animals. Content
will all be derived from peer-reviewed research. Each webinar will last approximately 60 minutes and be comprised of two, 15-20 minute presentations, followed by a period of facilitated discussion.
All webinars will be archived on the DOSITS website (the Webinar Series for Regulators of Underwater Sound) along
with webinar presentations and a listing of related DOSITS website content links.
The first webinar of this five-part series will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015, at 12:00pm ET. Dr. Kathleen Vigness-Raposa
(Marine Acoustics, Inc.) and Dr. James H. Miller (University of Rhode Island) will discuss sound movement/propagation and sound measurement/signal levels as well as ocean noise measurement, variability, and noise budgets.
Interested individuals must register in advance for this webinar. To register please visit:
To learn more about this webinar series and view other, upcoming webinar dates and speakers, please visit the DOSITS webpage, Webinar
Series for Regulators of Underwater Sound.
Questions? Please contact Holly Morin at
This webinar series is being sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The American Petroleum
Institute (API) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.
Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS;
www.dosits.org) is a comprehensive, educational website on underwater sound, designed to provide accurate scientific information at levels appropriate for all audiences, including decision-makers.