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Protection of marine mammals
Knoll, M.; Ciaccia, E.; Dekeling, R.; Kvadsheim, P.; Liddell, K.; Gunnarsson, S-L.; Ludwig, S.; Nissen, I.; Lorenzen, D.; Kreimeyer, R.; Pavan, G.; Meneghetti, N.; Nordlund, N.; Benders, F.; van der Zwan, T.; Fraser, L.; Johansson, T.; Garmelius, M. (2016). Protection of marine mammals, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 547-554. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_66
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
    Classification; Databases; Marine mammals; Marine
Author keywords
    Risk mitigation

Authors  Top 
  • Knoll, M.
  • Ciaccia, E.
  • Dekeling, R.
  • Kvadsheim, P.
  • Liddell, K.
  • Gunnarsson, S-L.
  • Ludwig, S.
  • Nissen, I.
  • Lorenzen, D.
  • Kreimeyer, R.
  • Pavan, G.
  • Meneghetti, N.
  • Nordlund, N.
  • Benders, F.
  • van der Zwan, T.
  • Fraser, L.
  • Johansson, T.
  • Garmelius, M.

Abstract
    Within the European Defense Agency (EDA), the Protection of Marine Mammals (PoMM) project, a comprehensive common marine mammal database essential for risk mitigation tools, was established. The database, built on an extensive dataset collection with the focus on areas of operational interest for European navies, consists of annual and seasonal distribution and density maps, random and systematic sightings, an encyclopedia providing knowledge on the characteristics of 126 marine mammal species, data on marine mammal protection areas, and audio information including numerous examples of various vocalizations. Special investigations on marine mammal acoustics were carried out to improve the detection and classification capabilities.

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