Marine Acoustics, Inc.

Mission

MAI is a scientific and engineering company providing a diverse set of government, corporate and international clients with a broad spectrum of consulting and engineering services.

Objective

MAI exists to provide leadership in strengthening technical knowledge of the ocean environment and information technology as a tool for solving complex marine environmental problems.

Expertise

Our areas of expertise include a full range of environmental compliance services, undersea warfare design, test and evaluation services, sea test planning and support; all supported by an award-winning and internationally recognized research and development program.

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MAI has played a major role in developing the tools needed to support the rapidly growing field of marine environmental management, providing support services to the US, foreign government agencies, and other commercial entities.

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MAI’s Naval Technology & Training Support staff provides a high level of expertise and experience in all aspects of naval systems design, development, test and evaluation, and training services.

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MAI is a world leader in the development of engineering and scientific models in support of both naval systems development and environmental engineering and science issues.

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MAI’s service staff provides the expertise to support an expansive set of research and development portfolios including program initiatives and on-going science, technology, test and evaluation efforts.

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Marine Acoustics, Inc.

Latest News

MAI’s research on the Block Island Wind Farm featured in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Jennifer Amaral published an article on the “Characterization of impact pile driving signals during installation of offshore wind turbine foundations” in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  The article analyzes acoustic measurements collected with funding from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and in conjunction with the University of Rhode Island and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution during pile driving for the foundations at the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. Metrics of rise and decay time, pulse duration, kurtosis, and sound pressure levels were characterized to investigate the impulsiveness of the pile driving signal over range. Variations in the radiated sound field were observed along different azimuths and were further investigated through finite element modeling.

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May 20, 2020
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MAI’s Dr. Adam Frankel featured in Marine Mammal Science

Dr. Adam Frankel published an article entitled, “Gray whales hear and respond to signals from a 21-25 kHz active sonar” in Marine Mammal Science. This article discusses research funded by the Office of Naval Research. Southbound gray whales off California were presented with 21-25 kHz sound sweeps. A research vessel moored in the migration path, transmitted the sweeps half the time, and was silent the other half. Whales had no overt or obvious response to the sound. However later statistical analyses showed that the whales slightly avoided the sound. This response demonstrates that gray whales can hear sounds in the 21-25 kHz range. These findings extend our understanding of baleen whale hearing.

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May 20, 2020
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MAI Recognized by Aerospace & Defense Review as “Top 10 Maritime Consulting/Service Companies” in 2020

Marine Acoustics, Inc. is being recognized by the Aerospace and Defense Review as a 2020 top 10 maritime consulting/service company.  This annual list recognizes companies that are at the forefront of providing maritime consulting/services and transforming businesses. Tom Stewart, MAI’s president and CEO, is featured in the article, in addition to MAI’s history and areas of expertise. View the article below to learn more about MAI and our plans for the future.

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April 22, 2020
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U.S. Looks To Build On Strong Australia & Indo-Asia-Pacific Maritime Defense Partnerships At Pacific 2019

During October 8-10, 2019, MAI’s Vice President of Virginia Operations Steve Psaras attended the Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2019 in Sydney, Australia. He met with over 24 U.S. and Australian based companies for potential overseas services export and collaboration associated with the Royal Australian Navy’s recent upgrade initiatives in submarine/surface SONAR and testing range activities. Held every 2-years, Pacific 2019 is the largest maritime defense forum in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The event includes hundreds of exhibitors in the Australian Maritime Defense Industry, as well as dozens of Naval representatives in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. MAI was one of 27 countries exhibiting in the U.S. Partnership Pavilion, and was featured in the following news article associated with the expo.

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October 10, 2019
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