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Julien Bonnel

Associate Scientist w/ tenure
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Contact Information:
Work: +1 508 289 3059
Building: Bigelow

Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
MS# 11
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050

Research Interests

Signal processing for ocean acoustics, non-stationary signal analysis
Passive acoustic monitoring, bioacoustics, ambient noise
Geoacoustic inversion, acoustical tomography, source localization
Normal mode propagation of sound in water

Selected Publications

J. Bonnel, J. Flamant, D. Dall'Osto, N. Le Bihan, and P. Dahl. Polarization of ocean acoustic normal modes. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150(3):1897–1911, 2021.

J. Bonnel, A. Thode, D. Wright, and R. Chapman. Nonlinear time-warping made simple: A step-by-step tutorial on underwater acoustic modal separation with a single hydrophone. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(3):1897–1926, 2020. [article featured on JASA cover].

Y. Jézéquel, I. Jones, J. Bonnel, L. Chauvaud, J. Atema, and A. Mooney. Sound detection by the american lobster (homarus americanus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 224(6), 2021.

G. Richard, J. Bonnel, J. Beesau, E. Calvo, F. Cassiano, M. Dramet, A. Glaziou, K. Korycka, C. Guinet, and F. Samaran. Passive acoustic monitoring reveals feeding attempts at close range from soaking demersal longlines by two killer whale ecotypes. Marine Mammal Science, 2021, in press (

D. Cazau, J. Bonnel, and M. Baumgartner. Wind speed estimation using acoustic underwater glider in a near-shore marine environment. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57(4):2097–2106, 2018


2017: HDR (Professor degree) Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
2010: Ph.D. GIPSA-Lab // Université de Grenoble, France
2007: M.Sc. Université de Grenoble (Grenoble INP), France