NUWC Division Newport experts to speak at New Bedford Whaling Museum Navy Day

In support of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s (NBWM) “Navy Day” on Feb, 23, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport will provide technical lectures on two examples of research projects being conducted at the Center.

Dr. Thomas Howarth, a senior technologist for transduction and acoustic sensors with NUWC Newport’s Chief Technology Office, will speak on “The Thermophone: The use of heat to produce sound” at 10:30 a.m.

Karin Dolan, an ocean engineer and marine biologist with NUWC Newport’s Ranges, Engineering and Analysis Department, will speak on “Studying Blainville’s beaked whales using bottom mounted hydrophones and passive acoustic tracking” at 12:30 p.m.

The NBWM Navy Day, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers a full schedule of fun and educational opportunities for the public to experience the Navy’s role in environmental preservation, marine mammal protection, and underwater acoustic research, as well as the museum’s extensive historical collection.

Admission is free that day for all valid Department of Defense identification card holders and their families.

NUWC Division Newport, part of the Naval Sea System Command, is one of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. NUWC Division Newport’s mission is to provide research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, undersea offensive and defensive weapons systems, and countermeasures. NUWC’s other division is located in Keyport, Washington.

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