Recently the scope of acoustics has increased dramatically and underwater acoustics provide information to fisheries biologists and ecologists, in most aquatic ecosystems: from the deepest oceans to extremely shallow waters, from unicellular organisms to biggest marine mammals for pelagic, demersal and benthic populations, bottom type and benthic plants. Acoustics allows observing and assessing under water ecosystems on a continuous basis.
The Symposium on acoustics applied to aqua-tic systems will explore recent advances and the expansion of acoustical methods into a broad range of environments with new analytical techniques, technologies, concepts and methods, and innovative acoustical implementations. An important effort will be done for dissemination of the results and discussions. Selected papers (through peer reviewing) will be published in an international journal and a synthesis will be made available to the public through a specific web page.