Developing human activity at sea opens up new possibilities for the global economy, but increases environmental pressures. However, developing use of the sea in harmony with marine ecosystems is a major challenge.
Quiet-Oceans meets that challenge by providing manufacturers, environmental research consultancies, public bodies and marine mammal protection organizations, with solutions for ocean noise forecasting, monitoring and reducing anthropogenic noise impact.
Quiet-Oceans works in partnership with the research community to help understanding the impact of underwater anthropogenic noise on aquatic life.
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Baltic sea Information Acoustic Soundscape (BIAS) end of project workshop will be held in Gottenburg (Sweden) the 1-2 June 2016. Quiet-Oceans, as part of the BIAS consortium, is delighted to present the outcome of BIAS, including the soundscape maps. A demonstration of the GIS-based planning tool will be organized.
Quiet-Oceans has contributed to a major study on ocean noise for the European Commission as part of an international effort, enhancing its leading position.
The EC has just published the final report of the MaRVEN study on the environmental effects of noise, vibrations and electromagnetic emissions from Marine Renewable Energy. In particular, MaRVEN provides an in-depth analysis of studies on the environmental effects of noise during installation and operation of wind, wave and tidal energy devices. Quiet-Oceans has provided comprehensice noise modeling for the study and contributed to field measurement.