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Record number 497525
Title Mapping underwater sound in the dutch part of the North Sea
Author(s) Özkan Sertlek, H.; Aarts, Geert; Brasseur, Sophie; Slabbekoorn, Hans; Cate, Carel ten; Benda-Beckmann, Alexander M. von; Ainslie, Michael A.
Source In: The effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II / Popper, A.N., Hawkins, A., Springer Science + Business Media (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology ) - ISBN 9781493929801 - p. 1001 - 1006.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_124
Department(s) IMARES Ecosystemen
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Good environmental status - Shipping noise
Abstract

The European Union requires member states to achieve or maintain good environmental status for their marine territorial waters and explicitly mentions potentially adverse effects of underwater sound. In this study, we focused on producing maps of underwater sound from various natural and anthropogenic origins in the Dutch North Sea. The source properties and sound propagation are simulated by mathematical methods. These maps could be used to assess and predict largescale effects on behavior and distribution of underwater marine life and therefore become a valuable tool in assessing and managing the impact of underwater sound on marine life.

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