Press About AdBm

Our research has received press from media such as Scientific American Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, and National Public Radio, as well as various local publications.

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“AdBm Demonstrates Underwater Noise Abatement Solutions”

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), detailed the recent successful offshore demonstration of AdBm Technologies’ underwater noise abatement system… [Read More]

 

“AdBm Technologies Wins $100,000 Grant from FOUNDER.org”

Big news!  FOUNDER.org has named AdBm Technologies one of 10 fianlists in this year’s FOUNDER.org $100k Program.  AdBm will receive a $100,000 funding grant and enter FOUNDER.org’s twelve-month mentoring program along with the other nine startups chosen as finalists… [Read More]

 

“Less Bang, More Bubbles: Curtains of Air May Protect Fish from Noisy Human Activity”

Noise pollution in the oceans has risen dramatically because of an increase in commercial shipping, oil and gas prospecting, and other activities. Evidence is mounting that low-frequency noise from these and other sources can pulp delicate organs in squid, octopuses and cuttlefish… [Read More]

 

“Preston Wilson, Kevin Lee and Mark Wochner Receive $1.5M to Study Underwater Noise Reduction”

University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Preston S. Wilson and researchers Dr. Kevin M. Lee and Dr. Mark S. Wochner from the Applied Research Laboratories at The University of Texas at Austin received a $1.5 million award from Shell Global Solutions to develop systems to reduce underwater noise generated by drilling and construction activities by using bubbles in different sizes and configurations… [Read More]

 

“Quiet Please: Mitigating Underwater Noise”

University of Texas at Austin researchers have developed a bubble curtain system that reduces the impact of underwater noise from offshore drilling, underwater construction and other activities. Mitigating subsurface noise can be important for marine life in many environments… [Read More]

 

“Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Selects 12 Startups for the Fall Semester”

AdBm’s technology significantly reduces underwater noise due to pile driving and industrial operations and is fully scalable, durable, time efficient, easy to deploy and has lower manufacturing and service costs than alternatives…. [Read More]

 

“Austin startups present at Venture Expo”

Daniel Appel, AdBm Technologies. The company was tasked with finding a way to reduce underwater noise for marine pile driving and oil driving operations. These offshore activities are subject to environmental regulations concerning underwater noise pollution, which can be harmful to marine life… [Read More]

 

“Reducing Sound Pollution to Help the Sea Creatures”

When you think about pollution in the ocean from oil drilling and shipping, what  comes to mind?  The wreck of the Exxon Valdez?  The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico? Well, it turns out that the oil industry might be harming the world’s oceans in other ways that haven’t received much notice until now…. [Read More]

 

“Bubble Curtains: Can They Dampen Offshore Energy Sound for Whales?”

Sound is energy in the form of a wave. In the dark depths of the sea, whales and other marine mammals use gentle sound pulses to communicate about feeding, mating, and to keep their groups together. But as humans increasingly plumb the ocean for their own forms of energy, the loud sounds of exploration, development, and construction send powerful waves that can confuse and harm even the mightiest denizens of the deep… [Read More]

 

“Bubbles Below the Surface”

Thanks to humans, the ocean is a noisy place. Pile drivers, seismic tools, sonar, and ships’ engines fill the deep with sounds that can travel vast distances and outblast a jet engine. As shipping and oil exploration increase and more offshore wind farms are built, it’s only getting louder under the sea. But associate professor of mechanical engineering Preston Wilson, BS ’90, MS ’94, has discovered a clever way to hush some of the din… [Read More]

 

“With Noise Pollution Growing at Sea, A Texas Team Looks for Answers”

One of the insidious things about noise pollution is that it is invisible. While the long plume that rose after the Deepwater Horizon explosion is a discernible reminder of how oil can harm the ocean, the sound that explosion made is less tangible. But recent research shows that the noise caused by human activity, like noise from oil shipping and drilling, is having a negative impact on the marine ecosystem. That’s lead to new research and the possibility of new regulation, all aimed at keeping human activity quieter… [Read More]