[MARMAM] ECS/ASCOBANS/ACCOBAMS WORKSHOP ON NOISE IMPACTS
peter.evans at bangor.ac.uk
Mon Feb 3 05:49:24 PST 2014
Apologies for cross posting
On Sunday 6 April 2014 at the upcoming Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, there will be an international workshop on "Introducing noise into the marine environment: what are the requirements for an impact assessment for marine mammals?"
Background: Noise from anthropogenic sources is a pervasive influence on today's marine environment. It may come from shipping, smaller craft, seismic surveys, pile driving, or sonar, amongst others. Negative impacts have been demonstrated on a wide range of marine mammals although population consequences are more difficult to ascertain.
A fundamental part of any human activity should be an environmental impact assessment, and in many situations these are a requirement under national or international law. And yet the scope and content of such an assessment can vary greatly between and even within countries.
Objectives: The purpose of this workshop is 1) to review contents that are common to all EIAs, such as baseline surveys, overall impact evaluation, and general mitigation methods; 2) more detailed assessments relating to particular activities (pile driving, dredging, seismic, etc); and 3) assessments that apply specifically to particular environmental conditions or regions within Europe.
Those three themes will form the basis for presentations from key speakers followed by general discussion and break out groups. The aim is to bring together marine mammal scientists, environmental bodies, regulators and industry to produce a series of recommendations that can form specific guidelines for application across Europe.
The workshop has the support of the CMS regional conservation agreements, ASCOBANS and ACCOBAMS, and is being held in conjunction with the Joint ASCOBANS-ACCOBAMS Noise Working Group.
If you would like to offer a presentation or simply attend, please contact:
Dr Peter G.H. Evans at <peter.evans at bangor.ac.uk>.
Rhif Elusen Gofrestredig 1141565 - Registered Charity No. 1141565
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