Xavier Lurton

Xavier Lurton

Direction of oceanographic cruises

CruiseBoatDateGeographic coverage
REM2040-2018Thalia2018Proche Iroise / Ouessant
REM2040-01Thalia2015Bay of Biscay
ESSSMFPourquoi Pas?2010Terrasse de Mériadzek
ESSRESON08-2Pourquoi Pas?2008Meriadzek, Iroise, Douarnenez
ESSRESON08-1Pourquoi Pas?2008Meriadzek, Iroise, Douarnenez
ESSPF08Pourquoi Pas?2008Mer d'Iroise et Baie de Douarnenez
TV-ABIBR-LISBOABREPourquoi Pas?2008Pour LISBOABRE : de Lisbonne à Brest
ESSRESON07-3Pourquoi Pas?2007Mediterranean Sea, Western Basin
ESSRESON07-1Pourquoi Pas?2007
CALIMERO 2Suroit20053 zones (10x10 km chacune) en Golfe du Lion
REFLACOUThalia2001Baie de Douarnenez et Rade de Brest
COSMOS 2Europe1999abords de Barcelone
COSMOS 1Europe1999Rade de Toulon
POSITECHEurope1995grande rade de Toulon et golfe Giens
ESSAM 2Noroit1995Nice, Ouest Corse
CANARDThalia1995baies Douarnenez,Concarneau - rade Brest
ESSAM 1Jean Charc1994Mediterranean Sea, Western Basin
CANARD 4Thalia1994Mer d'Iroise-plateau continental Brest



Van Dijk Thaiënne A. G. P., Roche Marc, Lurton Xavier, Fezzani Ridha, Simmons Stephen M., Gastauer Sven, Fietzek Peer, Mesdag Chris, Berger Laurent, Klein Breteler Mark, Parsons Dan R. (2024). Bottom and Suspended Sediment Backscatter Measurements in a Flume—Towards Quantitative Bed and Water Column Properties . Journal Of Marine Science And Engineering , 12(4), 609 (14p.) . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse12040609 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00885/99680/


Le Gall Yves, Ducatel Cecile, Lurton Xavier (2022). Evaluation des zones d’impact physiologique de la sismique sur les mammifères marins . In Le bruit en Mer. Développement des activités maritimes et protection de la faune marine. Frédéric Schneider, Hervé Glotin (Coord.), Annick Girardin (Préf.). 2022. Collection Synthèses. ISBN 978-2-7592-3451-6. Partie I. Chap.1 Acoustique sous-marine et environnement. pp.13-21 (Editions Quae) .


Fezzani Ridha, Berger Laurent, Le Bouffant Naig, Fonseca Luciano, Lurton Xavier (2021). Multispectral and multiangle measurements of acoustic seabed backscatter acquired with a tilted calibrated echosounder . Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America , 149(6), 4503-4515 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0005428 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00704/81634/
Fonseca Luciano, Lurton Xavier, Fezzani Ridha, Augustin Jean-Marie, Berger Laurent (2021). A statistical approach for analyzing and modeling multibeam echosounder backscatter, including the influence of high-amplitude scatterers . Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America , 149(1), 215-228 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0003045 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00667/77950/


Fettweis M, Toorman E, Verney Romaric, Chapalain Marion, Legrand S, Lurton Xavier, Montereale-Gavazzi G, Roche M, Shen X, Van Den Eynde Dries, Van Lancker Vera (2020). INDI 67. Developments of Indicators to improve monitoring of MSFD descriptors 6 and 7 (INDI67) : final report . BRAIN-be - (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks). SP2901 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00634/74632/


Fonseca Luciano, Lurton Xavier, Fezzani Ridha, Augustin Jean-Marie, Berger Laurent (2019). Some Practical Recommendations for Averaging Acoustic Backscatter Streingth. Statistical Analysis of High-Amplitude Acoustic Scatterers . GEOHAB 2019 - Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping Conference. May 13-17 2019, Saint-Petersburg, Russia .
Fezzani Ridha, Berger Laurent, Le Bouffant Naig, Fonseca Luciano, Augustin Jean-Marie, Lurton Xavier (2019). Multispectral acoustic angular backscatter measurement and analysis using tilted EK80 wide band transceiver . GEOHAB 2019 - Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping Conference. May 13-17 2019, Saint-Petersburg, Russia .
Ducatel Cecile, Le Gall Yves, Lurton Xavier (2019). Protocole de protection de la faune marine et campagnes sismiques . ASTI-2019-148 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00623/73516/
Montereale-Gavazzi Giacomo, Roche Marc, Degrendele Koen, Lurton Xavier, Terseleer Nathan, Baeye Matthias, Francken Frederic, Van Lancker Vera (2019). Insights into the Short-Term Tidal Variability of Multibeam Backscatter from Field Experiments on Different Seafloor Types . Geosciences , 9(1), 34 (33p.) . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9010034 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00485/59637/
Ducatel Cecile, Le Gall Yves, Lurton Xavier (2019). Protection protocol for marine fauna and seismic campaigns . ASTI-2019-169 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00623/73519/


Lurton Xavier, Augustin Jean-Marie, Berger Laurent, Fezzani Ridha, Le Bouffant Naig (2018). Interest of multibeam echosounder calibration for seafloor backscatter measurements - A case study and a practical methodology . FEMME 2018 - 16th Forum for the Exchange of Mutual Multibeam Experiences. 11 au 14 septembre 2018, Bordeaux, France.
Smith Mickael, Weber Tc, Mayer La, Lyons Ap, Lurton Xavier, Schmidt Ve (2018). Analysis of the Radiated Sound Field of Deep Water Multibeam Echo Sounders Using an Underwater Hydrophone Array . FEMME 2018 - 16th Forum for the Exchange of Mutual Multibeam Experiences. 11 au 14 septembre 2018, Bordeaux, France.
Le Deunf Julian, Vrignaud Christophe, Lurton Xavier, Berger Laurent, Augustin Jean-Marie (2018). Backscatter calibration for MBES . FEMME 2018 - 16th Forum for the Exchange of Mutual Multibeam Experiences. 11 au 14 septembre 2018, Bordeaux, France.
Roche Marc, Degrendele Koen, Vrignaud Christophe, Loyer Sophie, Le Bas Tim, Augustin Jean-Marie, Lurton Xavier (2018). Control of the repeatability of high frequency multibeam echosounder backscatter by using natural reference areas . Marine Geophysical Research , 39(1-2), 89-104 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11001-018-9343-x , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00422/53384/
Eleftherakis Dimitrios, Berger Laurent, Le Bouffant Naig, Pacault Anne, Augustin Jean-Marie, Lurton Xavier (2018). Backscatter calibration of high-frequency multibeam echosounder using a reference single-beam system, on natural seafloor . Marine Geophysical Research , 39(1-2), 55-73 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11001-018-9348-5 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00429/54016/
Malik Mashkoor, Lurton Xavier, Mayer Larry (2018). A framework to quantify uncertainties of seafloor backscatter from swath mapping echosounders . Marine Geophysical Research , 39(1-2), 151-168 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11001-018-9346-7 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00429/54018/
Montereale-Gavazzi Giacomo, Roche Marc, Lurton Xavier, Degrendele Koen, Terseleer Nathan, Van Lancker Vera (2018). Seafloor change detection using multibeam echosounder backscatter: case study on the Belgian part of the North Sea . Marine Geophysical Research , 39(1-2), 229-247 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11001-017-9323-6 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00387/49807/
Lurton Xavier, Eleftherakis Dimitrios, Augustin Jean-Marie (2018). Analysis of seafloor backscatter strength dependence on the survey azimuth using multibeam echosounder data . Marine Geophysical Research , 39(1-2), 183-203 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11001-017-9318-3 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00386/49782/
Lamarche Geoffroy, Lurton Xavier (2018). Recommendations for improved and coherent acquisition and processing of backscatter data from seafloor-mapping sonars . Marine Geophysical Research , 39(1-2), 5-22 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11001-017-9315-6 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00385/49655/
Lamarche Geoffroy, Lurton Xavier (2018). Introduction to the Special Issue “Seafloor backscatter data from swath mapping echosounders: from technological development to novel applications” . Marine Geophysical Research , 39(1-2), 1-3 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11001-018-9349-4 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00435/54621/
Fezzani Ridha, Berger Laurent, Lurton Xavier (2018). New methodology for mapping seabed habitats using calibrated backscatter - A case study for the multi-year EVHOE bottom-trawl survey using Simrad ME70 multibeam echosounder . GeoHab 2018 – 18th International Symposium Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping. May 7-11, 2018, Santa Barbara California .
Lurton Xavier, Berger Laurent, Eleftherakis Dimitrios, Le Bouffant Naig, Pacault Anne, Augustin Jean-Marie (2018). Multibeam backscatter calibration by comparison with a reference single-beam echosounder . GeoHab 2018 – 18th International Symposium Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping. May 7-11, 2018, Santa Barbara California .
Ducatel Cecile, Le Gall Yves, Lurton Xavier (2018). Campagnes océnoagraphiques et mammifères marins : Gestion des risques sonores . Réunion de préparation de campagne Pourquoi pas ? dans le sanctuaire Pelagos en Méditerranée. 15 mars 2018 .
Fezzani Ridha, Berger Laurent, Le Bouffant Naig, Lurton Xavier (2018). New methodology for mapping seabed habitats using calibrated backscatter: A case study for the multi-year EVHOE bottom-trawl survey using Simrad ME70 multibeam echosounder . Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology (WGFAST) . 20-23 March 2018 Seattle, USA .


Sinquin Jean-Marc, Vrignaud Christophe, Mathieu Gregory, Lurton Xavier (2016). DORIS: Processing and management of Sound Velocity Profiles for echosounding applications . IMDIS 2016 - International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems. October 11-13, Gdansk, Poland . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00353/46466/
Lurton Xavier, Le Gall Yves, Dreves Luc (2016). Expertise de l’Ifremer du rapport sur les mesures du bruit rayonné du Côtes de Bretagne lors de l’extraction de granulat marin sur la concession de Chassiron C » . DREAL Bretagne - Direction Régionale de l'Environnement, de l'Aménagement et du Logement de Bretagne, Rennes , Ref. Ifremer PDG/2016-145 - Courrier électronique du 08 juillet 2016 , 3p., 1p.
Sinquin Jean-Marc, Lurton Xavier, Vignaud Christophe, Mathieu Gregory, Bisquay Herve (2016). DORIS Software. New Tool to Process Sound Velocity Profiles . Hydro International , 20(4), 22-25 . Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00339/45065/
Le Gall Yves, Lurton Xavier (2016). Synthèse des analyses de risques sonores des campagnes océanographiques 2006-2016 . ASTI-2016-18 .
Lurton Xavier (2016). Modelling of the sound field radiated by multibeam echosounders for acoustical impact assessment . Applied Acoustics , 101, 201-221 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2015.07.012 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00278/38957/
Ducatel Cecile, Le Gall Yves, Lurton Xavier (2016). Code of conduct to limit acoustic impact of seismic surveys on marine mammals . ASTI-2016-11 .
Lurton Xavier (2016). Acoustic impact assessment of boomers on marine mammals . ASTI-2016-66 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00369/47970/
Ducatel Cecile, Le Gall Yves, Lurton Xavier (2016). Contrôle des risques sonores pour les mammifères marins – Protocole pour les émissions sismiques . ASTI-2016-5 .
Le Gall Yves (2016). Acoustic impact assessment of sub-bottom profilers on marine mammals . ASTI-2016-67 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00368/47969/


Demer Da, Berger Laurent, Bernasconi M, Bethke E, Boswell K, Chu D, Domokos R, Dunford A, Fassler S, Gauthier S, Hufnagle Lt, Jech Jm, Le Bouffant Naig, Lebourges-Dhaussy Anne, Lurton Xavier, Macaulay Gj, Perrot Yannick, Ryan T, Parker-Stetter S, Stienessen S, Weber T, Williamson N (2015). Calibration of acoustic instruments . ICES Cooperative Research Report , (326), 133p. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.5494 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00586/69821/


Fabri Marie-Claire, Loubrieu Benoit, Dupre Stephanie, Opderbecke Jan, Lurton Xavier (2014). Choix du type de charge acoustique potentielle pour le H-ROV . RST.ODE/LER-PAC/14-03 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00233/34382/


Le Bouffant Naig, Berger Laurent, Lurton Xavier (2013). Simple method for multiple soundings extraction for wide beamwidth echosounders . 1st Underwater Acoustics Conference and Exhibition, 23rd to 28th June 2013 Corfu island, Greece, Proceedings. Edited by John S. Papadakis & Leif Bjørnø ISBN: 978-. ISBN: 978-618-80725-0-3. Session 33: Improvements in bathymetry mapping and sediment characterization, pp.1397-1406 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00146/25719/


Lurton Xavier, Ladroit Yoann, Augustin Jean-Marie (2012). A quality estimator of acoustic sounding detection . International Hydrographic Review , (4), 35-45 . Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00115/22601/
Ladroit Yoann, Sintes Christophe, Lurton Xavier, Garello Rene (2012). Extended Scatterers Model for Fast Sonar Signal Simulation . Oceans, 2012 - Yeosu , - . Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00106/21727/
Ladroit Yoann, Lurton Xavier, Sintes Christophe, Augustin Jean-Marie, Garello Rene (2012). Definition and Application of a Quality Estimator for Multibeam Echosounders . Oceans, 2012 - Yeosu , 1-7 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS-Yeosu.2012.6263451 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00106/21728/


Lurton Xavier, Deruiter Stacy (2011). Sound radiation of seafloor-mapping echosounders in the water column, in relation to the risks posed to marine mammals . International Hydrographic review , (6), 7-17 . Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00115/22607/
Lamarche Geoffroy, Lurton Xavier, Verdier Anne-Laure, Augustin Jean-Marie (2011). Quantitative characterisation of seafloor substrate and bedforms using advanced processing of multibeam backscatter-Application to Cook Strait, New Zealand . Continental Shelf Research , 31(2), S93-S109 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2010.06.001 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00031/14260/
Beaudoin Jonathan, Smyth Steve, Furlong Arnold, Floc'h Henri, Lurton Xavier (2011). Streamlining Sound Speed Profile Pre-Processing: Case Studies and Field Trials . Proceedings : US Hydrographic Conference 2011, Tampa, FL, 25-28 April 2011 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00115/22615/


Lurton Xavier, Augustin Jean-Marie (2010). A Measurement Quality Factor for Swath Bathymetry Sounders . Ieee Journal Of Oceanic Engineering , 35(4), 852-862 . https://doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2010.2064391


Tessier Caroline, Le Hir Pierre, Lurton Xavier, Castaing P (2008). Estimation of suspended sediment concentration from backscatter intensity of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler . Comptes Rendus Geoscience , 340(1), 57-67 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crte.2007.10.009


Le Chenadec Gilles, Boucher Jean-Marc, Lurton Xavier (2007). Angular dependence of K-distributed sonar data . Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on , 45(5), 1224-1235 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2006.888454 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/2599/
Lurton Xavier, Antoine Loic (2007). Analyse des risques pour les mammifères marins liés à l'emploi des méthodes acoustiques en océanographie . AVRIL 2007 – DOP/CB/NSE/AS/07-07 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/2390/


Lurton Xavier (2003). Theoretical modelling of acoustical measurement accuracy for swath bathymetric sonars . International Hydrographic Review , 4(2), 24-37 .
Hellequin Laurent, Boucher Jean-Marc, Lurton Xavier (2003). Processing of high-frequency multibeam echo sounder data for seafloor characterization . IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering , 28(1), 78-89 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2002.808205 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/708/


Guillon Laurent, Lurton Xavier (2002). Equivalent input backscattering strength model for a layered seafloor with parameters continuously varying with depth . Acta Acustica United With Acustica , 88(5), 611-614 .


Guillon Laurent, Lurton Xavier (2001). Backscattering from buried sediment layers: The equivalent input backscattering strength model . The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 109(1), 122-132 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1121/1.1329622 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/729/
Lurton Xavier (2001). Précision de mesure des sonars bathymétriques en fonction du rapport signal/bruit . Traitement du Signal , 18(3), 179-194 .
Lurton Xavier (2001). Acoustique sous-marine. Présentation et applications . Ifremer. https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00017/12790/


Lurton Xavier (2000). Swath bathymetry using phase difference: Theoretical analysis of acoustical measurement precision . IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering , 25(3), 351-363 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1109/48.855385 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/710/
Allenou Jean-Paul, Lurton Xavier (2000). N/O Le Suroît - Sondeur multifaisceaux - Simrad EM300 - Rapport de la mission d'essais ESS300/2 (du 7 au 12 juin 2000) .


Augustin Jean-Marie, Le Suave Raymond, Lurton Xavier, Voisset Michel, Dugelay Samantha, Satra Catherine (1996). Contribution of the multibeam acoustic imagery to the exploration of the sea-bottom . Marine Geophysical Researches , 18(2-4), 459-486 . https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00286090
Gac Christian, Leduc Bernard, Lurton Xavier, Terre Terrillon Thierry, Evennou François, Le Gall Yves, Ayela Gérard, Jacob M. (1996). Development of a new-generation instrumentation for Ocean Acoustical Tomography . Oceanology International '96', 5-8 March 1996, Brighton, United Kingdom .
Lurton Xavier (1996). Rapport de mission de la campagne "ESSAM 2" (N/O Noroit, du 2 au 9 novembre 95) . DITI/SM/AS/Br-96-11. - N.A : 312304 .
Gac Christian, Leduc Bernard, Lurton Xavier, Terre Terrillon Thierry, Le Gall Yves (1996). SARA : A new autonomous receiver for Ocean Acoustic Tomography . OCEANS '96. MTS/IEEE. Prospects for the 21st Century. Conference Proceedings. ISBN : 0-7803-3519-8. Volume:2, pp.660-664 .


Le Gall Y, Boucher D, Lurton Xavier, Bruneau A.M. (1994). Great depth, high efficiency, broadband, reliable low frequency transducer for acoustical oceanography . Onde Electrique , 74(5), 22-28 .
Lurton Xavier (1994). Caractérisation des fonds marins par acoustique : état de l'art et perspectives . Journal de Physique Iv , 4(C5), 1031-1038 . https://doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19945226


Pouliquen Eric, Lurton Xavier (1992). Identification de la nature du fond de la mer à l'aide de signaux d'écho-sondeurs . Journal de Physique IV , 2(C1), 941-944 . https://doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19921205
Lurton Xavier (1992). The range-averaged intensity model: a tool for underwater acoustic field analysis . Ieee Journal of Oceanic Engineering , 17(1), 138-149 . https://doi.org/10.1109/48.126962


Lurton Xavier (1990). Réception de signaux acoustiques à très grandes distances en océanographie . Journal de Physique , 51(C2), 1009-1012 . https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:19902236


Lurton Xavier (1989). Application de la modélisation géométrique de la propagation acoustique sous-marine en petits fonds et hautes fréquences . Actes de colloques sur le Groupe d’Etudes du Traitement du Signal et des Images 1989. pp.909-912 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00281/39250/