News

 

A selection of news and articles circulated to Forum membership

 

 

August 2017

PhD Position on Underwater Sound and Chemical Pollution Research in Different Temperature Contexts

Edinburgh Napier University School of Applied Science

Full Time PhD Studentship, fixed term 3.5 years - start date 1 January 2018.  Application Deadline Sunday 10th September 2017

Applications are invited from those who wish to persue a PhD on Effects of Combined Aquatic Noise and Chemical Pollution on Early Stage Marine Invertbrates in Different Temperature Contexts. 

http://www.napier.ac.uk/~/media/documents/research-documents/application...

 

July 2017

Widely used marine seismic survey air gun operations negatively impact zooplankton

Robert D. McCauley, Ryan D. Day, Kerrie M. Swadling, Quinn P. Fitzgibbon, Reg A. Watson & Jayson M. Semmens

 Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, Article Number: 0195

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0195

 

June 2017

Trump's oil drilling executive order targets marine mammals

Published in Oil Industry News on Thursday, 1 June 2017

https://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/14344/trumps-oil-drilling-executive-order-targets-marine-mammals/

 

May 2017

Health of whales, dolphins and porpoises put at risk by underwater alarms

The Herald

http://donstaniford.typepad.com/.a/6a016766faffa0970b01bb0998b192970d-pi

 

A key to quieter seas: half of ship noise comes from 15% of the fleet

Scott Viers, Val Viers, Rob Williams, Michael Jasny, Jason Wood

https://www.authorea.com/users/5650/articles/162394-a-key-to-quieter-sea...

 

Behavioral Responses of a Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) to Sounds from an Acoustic Porpoise Deterrent

Ronald A. Kastelein, Janne Huybrechts, Jennifer Covi, and Lean Helder-Hoek

Aquatic Mammals 2017, 43(3), 233-244, DOI 10.1578/AM.43.3.2017.233  

 

Inner city’ seals may suffer hearing loss

University of St Andrews website

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/news/archive/2017/title,1276603,en.php

 

Securing stakeholder engagement in contentious environmental studies (MSc study)

Members were asked to complete a questionnaire to assist fellow Member Jonathan Downing in his MSC study.  The questionnaire can be found at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBeIABuT2iEsxRE-T0_79etoY1FP5dHMXdgDGgxgK3-iTlXg/viewform?usp=sf_link

https://goo.gl/forms/sx5bSZFnKWgbYtJ22

 

Joint Industry Programme on E&P Sound and Marine Life - Phase III.  Request for Proposals Number: JIPIII-17-02 Filed Work/Model Tool - Low Visibility Detection Techniques

Proposals are sought for a study to advance the understanding of the potential and the performance of commercial, currently-available low visibility monitoring systems under realistic operational conditions. Deadline 16th June 2017

 

April 2017

The Marine Protected Areas Revisited report published

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/news-parliament-2015/marine-protected-environment-report-published-16-17/

 

Good or bad vibrations? Impacts of anthropogenic vibration on the marine epibenthos

Louise Roberts and Michael Elliott
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 595, 1 October 2017, pp. 255–268
http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1UqDkB8cccjEo

 

March 2017

Modeling Water Motion near Seismic Waves Propagating across a graded Seabed, as generated by Man-Made Impacts

Richard A. Hazelwood and Patrick C. Macey
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2016, 4, 47
www.mdpi.com/2011-1312/4/3/47/pdf

 

February 2017

Method to detect noise damage to whales studied

BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-38905101

 

January 2017

Canada Muting Underwater Vessel Noise

https://www.porttechnology.org/news/canada_revolutionising_underwater_vessel_noise

 

December 2016

A sound approach to assessing the impact of underwater noise

Anthony D. Hawkins, Arthur N. Popper
ICES Journal of Marine Science, 24 December 2016
http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsw205

 

International Fund for Animal Welfare called attention to the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee recommendations on noise by shipping and seismic activities, inviting parties to reduce noise at its source

http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/enb09668e.pdf

 

November 2016

Underwater noise levels in UK waters

Nathan D. Merchant, Kate L. Brookes, Rebecca C. Faulkner, Anthony W. J. Bicknell, Brendan J. Godley & Matthew J. Witt
Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 36942
www.nature.com/articles/srep36942

 

Measurement and characterisation of radiated underwater sound from a 3.6 MW monopile wind turbine

Tanja Pangerc, Peter D. Theobald, Lian S. Wang, and Stephen P. Robinson Paul A. Lepper
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America< br /> ‘Measurement and characterisation of radiated underwater sound from a 3.6 MW monopile wind turbine

 

September 2016

Use of baited remote underwater video (BRUV) and motion analysis for studying the impacts of underwater noise upon free ranging fish and implications for marine energy management

Louise Roberts, Rafael Pérez-Domingues, Michael Elliott
Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 112, Issues 1–2, 15 November 2016, pp.75–85
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X16306713

 

Dredging Sound Levels, Numerical Modelling and EIA

Diane Jones and Kerry Martin
Terra et Aqua, No. 144, September 2016
www.iadc-dredging.com/227/terra-et-aqua/issue?id=169?id=169

 

Seals avoid wind farms during the noisiest phase of construction

Russell, D.J.F., Hastie G.D., Thompson, D., Janik, V.M., Hammond, P.S., Scott-Hayward, L.A.S., Matthiopoulos, J., Jones, E.L. & McConnell, B.J. Taken from: Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365- 2664.12678.
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/archive/e...

 

August 2016

UK Marine Noise Registry NOW LIVE and ready for data input

A Marine Noise Registry Information Document can be accessed at http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/MNR__Draft_InfoDoc_V1_20160808.pdf
(Tetrienne Box, Sonia Mendes, Julia Hunt, Mark Tasker)
The Registry can be accessed at http://mnr.jncc.gov.uk

 

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) article on UK’s work within OSPAR to assess impulsive noise

Nathan Merchant
www.ices.dk/news-and-events/news-archive/news/Pages/FEATURE-ARTICLE-–-Underwater-noise.aspx

 

Evidence for ship noise impacts on humpback whale foraging behavior

Hannah B. Blair, Nathan D. Merchant, Ari S. Friedlaender, David N. Wiley, Susan E. Parks
The Royal Society Biology Letters, Vol. 12, issue 8.
http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/12/8/20160005?hwshib2=aut...

 

Court sides with marine mammal advocates in naval sonar lawsuit

Northern California Record
http://norcalrecord.com/stories/510986485-court-sides-with-marine-mammal-advocates-in-naval-sonar-lawsuit

 

NOAA’s Marine Mammal Acoustic Technical Guidance

This Technical Guidance provides acoustic threshold levels for onset of permanent threshold shift (PTS) and temporary threshold shifts (TTS) in marine mammal hearing for all sound sources. It is intended to be used to better predict how a marine mammal’s hearing will respond to sound exposure.
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/publications/techmemos.htm

 

Navy sonar broke whale protection laws, says US court

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36834457

 

July 2016

European Defence Agency to launch project aimed at developing European navies’ knowledge of marine mammal activity while mitigating the adverse effect of military operations on these species (PoMM2)

http://eda.europa.eu/info-hub/press-centre/latest-news/2015/07/15/protec...

 

New tool (DORIS) to process sound velocity profiles

Hydro E-Newsletter
www.hydro-international.com/content/article/new-tool-to-process-sound-ve...

 

June 2016

Scottish Government Demonstration Strategy: Trialling Methods for Tracking the Fine Scale Underwater Movements of Marine Mammals in Areas of Marine Renewable Energy Development

C. Sparling, D. Gillespie, G. Hastie, J. Gordon, J. Macaulay, C. Malinka, M. Wu and B. McConnell
Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 7, No. 14 www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Publications/stats/Science/SMFS

 

Draft NOAA Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap

Jason Gedamke, Jolie Harrison, Leila Hatch, Robyn Angliss, Jay Barlow, Catherine Berchok, Chris Caldow, Manuel Castellote, Danielle Cholewiak, Monica L. DeAngelis, Robert Dziak, Ellen Garland, Shane Guan, Sean Hastings, Marla Holt, Ben Laws, David Mellinger, Sue Moore, Thomas J. Moore, Erin Oleson, Jacqueline Pearson-Meyer, Wendy Piniak, Jessica Redfern, Teri Rowles, Amy Scholik-Schlomer, Aileen Smith, Melissa Soldevilla, John Stadler, Sofie Van Parijs, Charles Wahle

http://cetsound.noaa.gov/Assets/cetsound/documents/Roadmap/ONS_Draft_Roa...

 

May 2016

MaRVEN (Marine Renewable Energy, Vibration, Electromagnetic fields and Noise) environmental impacts of noise, vibrations and electromagnetic emissions from marine renewable energy: final study report

Corporate authors: European Commission

Private authors: Frank Thomsen, Andrew Gill, Monika Kosecka, Mathias Andersson, Michel Andre, Steven Degraer, Thomas Folegot, Joachim Gabriel, Adrian Judd, Thomas Neumann, Alain Norro, Denise Risch, Peter Sigray, Daniel Wood, Ben Wilson
MaRVEN