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Details of Dr. Philippe Blondel   


Gender male
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department Physics
University of Bath, Department of Physics ( UB)
Department of Physics University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY
University of Bath, Department of Physics Department of Physics University of Bath
United Kingdom
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality France
Tel +44(0)1225 385237
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Degree Ph.D.
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Research Support Services , Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Research Support Services
Research Activities Ambient noise monitoring (natural processes, human impacts, shipping and marine life, Marine Renewable Energy Devices).
Active imaging (marine habitats, Marine Renewable Energies, shipwreck surveys, geohazards)
Acoustic sensors: sidescan sonar, multibeam, sub-bottom profilers, hydrophones, bistatic sonars and multi-angle scattering.
Acoustic propagation (modelling and measurements)
Field and laboratory experiments, including Arctic field experience.
Member of British Standards "Underwater Acoustics"

Author of the Handbook of Seafloor Sonar Imagery- (PRAXIS-Wiley and Sons, 1997), the Handbook of Sidescan Sonar (Springer, 2009), Bathymetry and its applications (2012);

Chartered Geologist; Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics

Research Region 81, 77, 25, 8, 9, 36, 72, 14
Working languages English, French
Skills/Expertise Head, Remote Sensing Laboratory
Deputy-Director, Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Philippe BLONDEL)

Lurton, X, Ph. Blondel, M. Collins-Keogh (2010) “Chapter 4. Ambient noise in the ocean”, in “Introduction to underwater acoustics – Principles and Applications (2nd ed.)”, X. Lurton (ed.), p. 123-165, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13835-5, Springer-Praxis Publishing
J. Woelfel, R. Schumann, F. Peine, A. Flohr, A. Kruss, J. Tegowski, P. Blondel, C. Wiencke, U. Karsten (2010) “Microphytobenthos of Arctic Kongsfjorden (Svalbard, Norway): biomass and potential primary production along the shore line, Polar Biology, doi:10.1007/s00300-010-0813-0
Ph. Blondel, O. Gómez Sichi (2009) Textural analyses of multibeam sonar imagery from Stanton Banks, Northern Ireland continental shelf, Applied Acoustics, vol. 70, no. 10, p. 1288-1297, doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2008.07.015
Blondel, Ph. (2009) Handbook of Sidescan Sonar, Springer Praxis, 345 pp., ISBN 978-3-540-42641-7
Brown, C., Ph. Blondel (2009) Developments in the application of multibeam sonar backscatter data for seafloor habitat mapping, Applied Acoustics, vol. 70, no. 10, p. 1242-1247, doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2008.08.004
Ph. Blondel, N.G. Pace (2009) Bistatic sonars: sea trials, laboratory experiments and future surveys, Archives of Acoustics, vol. 34, no. 1,p. 3-17
Graf, S., Ph. Blondel, W.M. Megill, S.E. Clift (2009) Acoustic modelling of dolphin sound reception and implications for biosonar design, 6 pp., IEEE Oceans’09, (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5278265&isnumber=5278099)
Brown, C.J., Ph. Blondel (2009) Guest Editorial: The applications of underwater acoustics to seabed habitat mapping, Applied Acoustics, doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2008.09.006
V. Hühnerbach, Ph. Blondel, V. Huvenne, A. Freiwald (2008) Habitat mapping of a cold-water coral reef off Norway, with a comparison of visual and computer-assisted methods to interpret sidescan sonar data, in Todd, B.J., and Greene, H.G., eds., Mapping the Seafloor for Habitat Characterization: Geological Association of Canada, Special Paper 47, p. 297-308
Keogh, M., Ph. Blondel (2008) Passive acoustic monitoring of ocean weather patterns, Proc. Inst. Acoust., (ISSN 1478-6095), vol. 30, pt. 5, 2008
Bllondel Ph. and A. Caiti (eds.) (2007) Buried Waste in the Seabed – Acoustic Imaging and Bio-toxicity (Results from the European SITAR project), Springer-Praxis, 202 pp., ISBN 3-540-28120-7
Ph. Blondel, N.G. Pace (2007) High-frequency bistatic scattering on seabed and targets: Comparison of scaled and full-scale experiments with sea trials, Proc. IOA, vol. 29(6), p. 147-154
Blondel Ph., J.W. Mason (eds.) (2006) Solar System Updates, 329 pp., ISBN 3-540-26056-0, doi:10.1007/3-540-37683-6, Praxis-Springer Verlag
Ph. Blondel, P.F. Dobbins, N. Jayasundere, M. Cosci (2006) High-frequency bistatic scattering experiments using proud and buried targets, in “Experimental Acoustic Inversion Techniques in Shallow-Water”, A. Caiti, R. Chapman, S. Jesus, J.-P. Hermand (eds.), Springer, p. 155-170
O. Gómez Sichi, Ph. Blondel, E. Grácia, J.J. Dañobeitia (2005) Quantitative textural analyses of TOBI sonar imagery along the Almería Canyon (Almería Margin, Alborán Sea, SE Spain), in “Submarine Slope Systems: Processes and Products”, D.M. Hodgson, S.S. Flint (eds.), Geological Society Special Publication no. 244, p. 141-154
N.G. Pace, Ph. Blondel (editors) (2005) Boundary influences in high-frequency, shallow-water acoustics, University of Bath Press, 488 pp., ISBN 0-86197-133-7
Thomsen L., Tj. van Weering, Ph. Blondel, R. Lampitt, F. Lamy, N. McCave, S. McPhail,, J. Mienert, R. Neves, L. d´Ozouville, D. Ristow, C. Waldmann and R. Wollast (2002) Margin Building – Regulating Processes, Ocean Margin Systems, G. Wefer, D. Billett, D. Hebbeln, B.B. Jørgensen, Tj. Van Weering (eds), p. 195-203, Springer Verlag: Berlin
Ph. Blondel (2002) Seabed classification at continental margins, Ocean Margin Systems, G. Wefer, D. Billett, D. Hebbeln, B.B. Jørgensen, Tj. Van Weering (eds), p. 125-141, Springer Verlag: Berlin
Huvenne, V., Ph. Blondel, J.-P. Henriet (2002) Sidescan sonar imagery from the Porcupine Seabight and implications from geostatistical analyses, Marine Geology, vol. 189, p. 323-341
Blondel Ph., B.J. Murton (1997) Handbook of Seafloor Sonar Imagery, PRAXIS-Wiley & Sons, 314 pp., ISBN 0-471-962-17 1

Created: 1997-02-13 Last Updated: 2016-06-17 by Philippe BLONDEL