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Renewables, shipping, and protected species: a vanishing opportunity for effective marine spatial planning?
Petruny, L.M.; Wright, A.J.; Smith, C.E. (2016). Renewables, shipping, and protected species: a vanishing opportunity for effective marine spatial planning?, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 815-820. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_100
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
    Shipping; Marine
Author keywords
    Spatial planning; Marine renewables; Noise impacts; Cumulative effects

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  • Petruny, L.M.
  • Wright, A.J.
  • Smith, C.E.

Abstract
    Anthropogenic noise is a by-product from human activity that impacts protected species and is increasingly being considered in environmental management decisions. Offshore energy development presents a navigational hazard to existing shipping, making the locations of these two sources of noise mutually exclusive. This fact means that licensing decisions are stepping into the realm of coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP). To be effective, conservation measures must also be considered in the CMSP process to mitigate potential cumulative adverse effects associated with resource development, particularly with multiuse conflicts. Thus managers should consider shipping lane relocation to make environmentally optimal decisions.

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