[MARMAM] [Fwd: AEI annual recap: Ocean Noise 2009]

Dave Mellinger David.Mellinger at oregonstate.edu
Thu Mar 18 14:22:14 PDT 2010

The report described below covers many topics in ocean noise, with particular attention to effects on marine mammals.
  -Dave Mellinger

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Subject: AEI annual recap: Ocean Noise 2009
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:25:29 -0700
From: Jim Cummings <jim at acousticecology.org>

Just a quick email to let you know that the 4th annual Acoustic Ecology
Institute review of ocean noise science, policy, and legal developments has
just been published.

See the Table of Contents and Introduction, and download the PDF, at

An AEInews blog post, with embedded version of the report, is at:

If you prefer, the report can also be viewed or downloaded at DocStock and

The report includes coverage of two ongoing issues, seismic surveys and
Naval active sonars, with particular focus on the Navy¹s continuing roll-out
of Environmental Impact Statements for its offshore training ranges and the
targeting of Columbia University¹s seismic research vessel by environmental

This year¹s report introduces a new feature: AEI Resource Collections on two
topics that will be central to ocean acoustics policy and research in the
coming years, shipping noise and autonomous recording platforms.

Please spread the word among your networks and colleagues!

Thanks much, 

PS I did a similar look back at the year in wind farm noise this year; see

Jim Cummings
Executive Director, Acoustic Ecology Institute

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