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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s cetacean and sound mapping effort: continuing forward with an integrated ocean noise strategy
Harrison, J.; Ferguson, M.; Gedamke, J.; Hatch, L.; Southall, B.L.; Van Parijs, S. (2016). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s cetacean and sound mapping effort: continuing forward with an integrated ocean noise strategy, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 409-416. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_48
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
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Marine
Author keywords
    CetSound; CetMap; SoundMap; Ocean noise strategy

Authors  Top 
  • Harrison, J.
  • Ferguson, M.
  • Gedamke, J.
  • Hatch, L.
  • Southall, B.L.
  • Van Parijs, S.

Abstract
    To help manage chronic and cumulative impacts of human activities on marine mammals, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) convened two working groups, the Underwater Sound Field Mapping Working Group (SoundMap) and the Cetacean Density and Distribution Mapping Working Group (CetMap), with overarching effort of both groups referred to as CetSound, which (1) mapped the predicted contribution of human sound sources to ocean noise and (2) provided region/time/species-specific cetacean density and distribution maps. Mapping products were presented at a symposium where future priorities were identified, including institutionalization/integration of the CetSound effort within NOAA-wide goals and programs, creation of forums and mechanisms for external input and funding, and expanded outreach/education. NOAA is subsequently developing an ocean noise strategy to articulate noise conservation goals and further identify science and management actions needed to support them.

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