News

A selection of news and articles circulated to Forum membership

April 2017

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

 

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

 

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...

 

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