Dr. Širović obtained her PhD in Oceanography from the University of California San Diego, and has held faculty and researcher positions at Alaska Pacific University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Texas A&M University at Galveston. She is now Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her interests lie in long term trends in ambient sound and the impact of sound on marine animals, as well as the development and use of new, non-lethal acoustic methods and technologies to promote a better understanding of highly exploited and endangered marine species. Over the past 20+ years, she has collected underwater acoustic recordings worldwide, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean, and from Antarctica to the Mediterranean. This year, she is being awarded the Medwin Prize by the Acoustical Society of America for her contributions to the understanding of marine organism acoustics as well as her work on long-term trends in ambient noise.
Lab page: www.ntnu.edu/employees/ana.sirovic