Jonathan Vallarta, PhD, BEng(Hons)
Dr. Jonathan Vallarta is a senior underwater acoustics engineer and scientist with a range of expertise and field work experience as a PAM operator. After having earned his PhD in Underwater Acoustics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, he specialized in the design of new configurations for hydrophone arrays and development of localization algorithms using passive sonar techniques that accurately track the migratory patterns of cetaceans in areas where there is increased seismic and drilling activity.
His interest continues to be in marine conservation issues, especially in reference to threatened species, noise pollution and mitigation. Actually he teaches at the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City.