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Fulfilling EU laws to ensure marine mammal protection during marine renewable construction operations in Scotland
Dolman, S.J.; Green, M.; Gregerson, S.; Weir, C.R. (2016). Fulfilling EU laws to ensure marine mammal protection during marine renewable construction operations in Scotland, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 223-230. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_26
In: Popper, A.N.; Hawkins, A. (Ed.) (2016). The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc: New York. ISBN 978-1-4939-2980-1. xxx, 1292 pp., more
In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer: Berlin. ISSN 0065-2598, more
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Keywords
    Marine mammals; Noise; Pile driving; Marine
Author keywords
    Habitats Directive; Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Authors  Top 
  • Dolman, S.J.
  • Green, M.
  • Gregerson, S.
  • Weir, C.R.

Abstract
    Large-scale offshore renewable energy infrastructure construction in Scottish waters is anticipated in coming decades. An approach being pursued, with a view to preventing short-range marine mammal injury, is the introduction of additional noise sources to intentionally disturb and displace animals from renewable sites over the construction period. To date, no full and transparent consideration has been given to the long-term cost benefits of noise reduction compared with noise-inducing mitigation techniques. It has yet to be determined if the introduction of additional noise is consistent with the objectives of the EU Habitats Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

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