John Hildebrand is a Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and an Adjunct Professor in the UCSD Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has contributed to more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, on topics ranging from passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals, to characterization of underwater noise. His recent research has focused on the use of acoustic techniques for marine mammal population census, and the effects of noise on marine mammals.
Sean Wiggins is a Project Scientist and Principal Development Engineer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Marine Physical Laboratory. During the past 20 years at Scripps he has designed and developed various oceanographic instruments to study marine acoustics, seismology, and seafloor heat flow. His current research interests include passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals, ocean ambient noise, and the effects of sound on marine mammals.