• United Kingdom

  • 85 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Research expertise

Benjamin Williamson’s research includes AUV development, sensor integration and the environmental and ecological effects of marine renewable energy devices. His PhD developed hybrid-ROV/AUVs for near-shore habitat mapping of kelp beds using multibeam sonar and video. He is now a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, working on the FLOWBEC project with MeyGen Ltd to develop subsea platforms to track the interactions of fish, seabirds and marine mammals with wave and tidal energy devices and Lead Scientist for the ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’ Research Theme at the Environmental Research Institute. He has a keen interest in developing novel sensor platforms to investigate biophysical interactions in the marine environment, such as using UAVs to investigate behavioural associations of top predators with fine-scale hydrodynamic surface features at tidal energy sites.

Academic Qualifications

2017 IET Chartered Engineer (CEng)
2013 PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bath
2011 Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
2007 MSc (Distinction) Mechatronics, University of Bath
2006 BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bath

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 85 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 12 Article

Acoustic Characterization of Sensors used for Marine Environmental Monitoring

Cotter, E., Murphy, P., Bassett, C., Williamson, B. & Polagye, B., 1 Jul 2019, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 144, p. 205-215 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental monitoring
marine mammal
marine mammals
17 Downloads (Pure)

On the Information Advantage of Sidescan Sonar Three-Frequency Colour over Greyscale Imagery

Tamsett, D., McIlvenny, J., Baxter, J., Gois, P. & Williamson, B., 16 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 7, p. 276-296 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sidescan sonar
15 Downloads (Pure)

On thermal infrared remote sensing of plastic pollution in natural waters

Goddijn-Murphy, L. & Williamson, B., 17 Sep 2019, In : Remote Sensing. 11, 18, p. 1-11 11 p., 2159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
remote sensing
61 Downloads (Pure)

Predictable changes in fish school characteristics due to a tidal turbine support structure

Williamson, B., Fraser, S., Williamson, L., Nikora, V. & Scott, B., 1 Oct 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 141, p. 1092-1102 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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5 Citations (Scopus)
78 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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