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Waves and Wave-Based Imaging in Virtual and experimental Environments

3 short-courses in Marseille (n°6/7/11)

3 short-courses in Marseille


The combination of theory and laboratory is ​one of the main strengths of the WAVES training program: the combination of courses 6 and 7 allowed all ESRs to develop an advanced competence in both aspects of research. Course 11 deals with a new approach to data analysis, relevant both for research and dissemination. "Sonification" is a set of techniques to translate large scientific database into sound, and explore them via the auditory system. The speaker--Ben Holtzman--is a specialist of seismic data sonification. The ideas that emerged from course 11 will be used to disseminate WAVES results to the general audience.


Short Course 6 on “Laboratory ultrasonic experimentations”

Objectives of the short-course: This introductory course exhibited the benefits of small-scaled experimental studies and provided some clues to design laboratory ultrasonic experimentations that mimic, as much as possible, real-scaled seismic studies. It emphasized the key points that must be considered with caution. The course also focused on common and specific sources and receivers, used for wave reflection/transmission surveys and surface wave generation and detection. At the end of the course, students have been able to carry out simple ultrasonic experiments in tanks and apply basic processing to the recorded data, for instance in order to evaluate P- and S-wave velocities and attenuations in media.

Download "Laboratoryultrasonicexperimentation"

Short Course 7 on “Numerical approaches for full wave modeling and imaging in acoustics”

Objectives of the short-course: We gave an introduction, overview and practical examples as well as exercises regarding numerical modeling and full waveform inversion (FWI) based on ultrasonic or seismic waves. The course discussed practical aspects of numerical wave propagation as well as imaging, fully illustrated with 2D and 3D examples.

Download 'Modeling and imaging based on acoustic or seismic waves: a combination of numerical modeling, high performance computing, and big data' from Dimitri Komatitsch


Short Course 11 on “Sonification of wave(s) data”

Objectives of the short-course: We teached a range of methods for generating sonic representation of your data from nature, experiments or models, including frequency shifting, sound synthesis and spatialization. We also discussed visualization of data, with the aim of designing material for public education of WAVES projects.



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    Key Facts

    • Coordinated by Université Pierre et Marie Curie
    • 15 participating partners
    • 6 European countries and the USA
    • 15 trained fellows
    • Project budget: 3 227 952.96€
    • Project duration: 4 years
    • WAVES is a European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Slodowska-Curie grant agreement n° 641943.



    Lapo Boschi (lapo.boschi @ upmc.fr)


    Project Manager

    Fanny Schultz (fanny.schultz @ sorbonne-universite.fr)