Prof. Michel André
Michel André is a Director of Ear to the Wild. His unparalleled expertise in the field of bioacoustics makes him the scientific engine behind EWF. As a Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona Tech (UPC), and the Founder and Director of the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB), Michel is a world leader in the field of bioacoustics and wildlife conservation.
Michel’s research includes the development of Acoustic Technologies for the control of noise pollution in the marine environment and the study of the biological and pathological impact of noise on wild organisms.
In 2002 Michel became a Rolex Laureate, receiving the ‘Rolex Award for Enterprise’, for the development of technical solutions to balance human marine interests and the conservation of ocean ecosystems, focusing on whales and dolphins.
In 2010 Michel founded SONSETC, Making Sense of Sounds, aimed at helping offshore industries be more environmentally responsible through limiting noise generated by their activities.
With EWF Michel is turning his expertise to efficiently help India marine and land based conservation projects.