Demonstrating the Feasibility of Near-Real-Time Vessel Noise Mapping to Manage Marine Mammal Noise Impacts

Authors

  • Bruce Martin Jasco Applied Sciences
  • Loren Horwich
  • Alex MacGillivray
  • David Hannay
  • jeremy prowse
  • Sue Molloy Glasocean
  • Wayne Renaud Oceanus Scientific Consulting

Keywords:

underwater acoustics, vessel noise

Abstract

Man-made ocean noise can cause physical injury and behavioral disturbance to marine life. It hampers marine mammals’ use of sound for foraging, communicating, navigating, socializing, and mating. Advancements in acoustic recorders, ocean observatories, vessel tracking, and noise modelling allow us to study and manage the effects of vessel noise on marine life. This paper discusses a study for the Canadian Space Agency to investigate the feasibility of a user-controlled web interface that provides near-real-time prediction of vessel noise in marine life habitats. ‘ShipNoiseView’ integrates live vessel position data from the Satellite-Automatic Identification System (S-AIS) with real-time remote sensing of oceanographic data and verified vessel noise propagation models to assess cumulative vessel sound levels and to manage the effect of noise on marine life through real-time monitoring and mitigation

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Published

2017-06-30

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Martin B, Horwich L, MacGillivray A, Hannay D, prowse jeremy, Molloy S, Renaud W. Demonstrating the Feasibility of Near-Real-Time Vessel Noise Mapping to Manage Marine Mammal Noise Impacts. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 30 [cited 2021 Oct. 27];45(2):13-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/3041

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