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Mapping underwater sound in the Dutch part of the North Sea
Sertlek, H.Ö.; Aarts, G.; Brasseur, S.; Slabbekoorn, H.; ten Cate, C.; von Benda-Beckmann, A.M.; Ainslie, M.A. (2016). Mapping underwater sound in the Dutch part of the North Sea, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 1001-1006. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_124
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 noise; Marine
Author keywords
    Good environmental status

Authors  Top 
  • Sertlek, H.Ö.
  • Aarts, G.
  • Brasseur, S.
  • Slabbekoorn, H.
  • ten Cate, C.
  • von Benda-Beckmann, A.M.
  • Ainslie, M.A.

Abstract
    The European Union requires member states to achieve or maintain good environmental status for their marine territorial waters and explicitly mentions potentially adverse effects of underwater sound. In this study, we focused on producing maps of underwater sound from various natural and anthropogenic origins in the Dutch North Sea. The source properties and sound propagation are simulated by mathematical methods. These maps could be used to assess and predict large-scale effects on behavior and distribution of underwater marine life and therefore become a valuable tool in assessing and managing the impact of underwater sound on marine life.

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