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The AQUA - Water Quality in Maritime Hydrodynamics research program is bringing together the fields of physical and engineering fluid dynamics, acoustics, and chemical oceanography to investigate the effect of bubbles and seawater quality on bubble drag reduction, cavitation, and sound propagation. The consortium contains groups with as diverse backgrounds as physics, engineering and chemistry.The program integrates three lines of research:

  1. Drag reduction and water quality
  2. Cavitation-induced vibrations, radiated noise and water quality
  3. Noise-shielding by bubble clouds and curtains and water quality