National Physical Laboratory

Justin Ablitt

Current interests

Justin Ablitt

Justin Ablitt is the facility coordinator for NPL's underwater acoustic open-water test facility - one of NPL's off-site facilities. Justin has responsibility for management of the facility and commercial services, covering accredited calibration services, facility hire and large ongoing service contacts. Justin also manages the calibration services delivered at our main laboratory test tank facilities.

Justin is deliverable manager for the core research project to maintain primary standards for underwater acoustics and the dissemination of the services to industry.


Justin was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in Audio Technology from Salford University in 1998, and started work at NPL in September of that year. Justin has been a member of the Institute of Acoustics since 2001.

Selected publications

  • A methodology for the measurement of radiated noise from marine piling
    Robinson S.P.,Lepper P.A, Ablitt J., Hayman G., Beamiss G.A., Theobald P.D. and S Dible
    Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies & Results, Greece (2009)
  • Temporal and Spectral Characteristics of a Marine Piling Operation in Shallow Water
    Lepper, P.A., Robinson, S.P. Ablitt, J. and Dible, S
    Proc. NAG/DAGA Int. Conference on Acoustics, pp 266-268, Rotterdam (2009)
  • The measurement of the underwater radiated noise from marine piling including characterisation of a  'soft start' period
    Robinson S.P., Lepper P.A. and Ablitt, J
    Proceedings of IEEE Oceans 2007, IEEE cat. 07EX1527C, ISBN: 1-4244-0635-8, 061215-074, Aberdeen (2007)
  • The Whale That Swam to London: Noise, Navigation and Spatial-Temporal Awareness
    Coates, R., Ablitt, J.
    Oceans 2007 - Europe
  • Development of a primary standard for hydrophone calibrations in the frequency range from 20 Hz to 2 kHz based on the principle of coupler reciprocity
    Esward, T.J., Ablitt, J., Beamiss, G.A.
    Proceedings of the fifth European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, ECUA 2000, Lyon, France (2000)

Contact details

Tel: 020 8943 6695

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2013
Created: 29 Aug 2013


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