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Michel André

Professor, Technical University of Catalonia, Director, Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) and President, The Sense of Silence Foundation

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background :

Bioacoustician, Engineer, Biologist and Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

LIDO ( is an international research program that includes a network of acoustic sensors around the world that monitors in real-time the interactions between sound sources and contributes to decision taking towards the conservation of marine ecosystems.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

The LAB is located in Barcelona but its actions cover oceans and rainforests worldwide.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

Noise pollution in the ocean constitutes a global issue that requires a global solution. Offshore industries demand a scientific management of the problem and mitigation tools to address potential negative effects on marine wildlife.

LIDO represents the answer to society and could be our last opportunity to restore an acoustic balance to the sea.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you:

“The essential is invisible to the eyes.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry