Towards Sustainable Marine Technology and Transport

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Patrick A. Fitzsimmons

Mr. Fitzsimmons, after a brief spell at Rolls-Royce, joined BSRA in 1971 and worked mainly on propeller hydrodynamics until 1991 when he moved to Lloyd’s Register as head of propulsion. Although he recently retired from Lloyd’s Register as Principal Consultant in Propulsion Hydrodynamics, he is still heavily involved with propeller research as visiting lecturer at University College London and Newcastle University. He will share his vast experience with a lecture entitled "Propeller Noise in the Marine Environment".

Dr. Michel André

Born in 1963 in Toulouse, France

Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
Director of the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB)

Michel André is an Engineer in Biotechnologies graduated from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, INSA, Toulouse, France; He holds a Master degree in Bioquemistry and Animal Physiology from the Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, France; His PhD Dissertation that he defended at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was on sperm whale acoustics and noise pollution. He was a research assistant at the San Francisco State University, California, an intern scientist at The Marine Mammal Centre, California and an associate professor at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España.

His research involves the development of acoustic technologies for the control of noise pollution in the marine environment; the study of the biological and pathological impact of noise pollution on cetacean acoustic pathways; the mathematical, physical, morpho- and electro-fisiological mechanisms of the cetacean bio-sonar as well as the extraction of the information from their acoustic signals.