Underwater environment

The purpose of FOI’s research in this area is to investigate how sound affects marine life. One primary line of research involves the measurement and modulation of sound pressure and particle motion in the water and then studying the effects. FOI carries out assignments for both civil and military customers. The research is conducted in close collaboration with a number of universities and FOI is a participant in numerous international cooperation arrangements. These include the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) and the OSPAR Convention.