CEDA Position Paper on Underwater Sound Published
16 November 2011
Like many other activities, dredging produces underwater sound. Recently, the issue of effects of underwater sound on aquatic life has received broader attention within the scientific community, with stakeholders and the general public.
This position paper, produced by the CEDA Working Group on Underwater Sound
- summarises the effects of sound on aquatic life to set the scene
- describes in detail the underwater sounds generated by various components of the dredging process
- summarises what is known about potential effects of dredging sounds
- identifies options for managing dredging-related sound, and
- provides conclusions and an outline of future areas of research.
The document includes excellent illustrations of sources of dredging induced underwater sound for different types of equipment.
The position paper was presented and issued during CEDA Dredging Days 2011. Download the document and the presentation file below.
Left: The Underwater Sound Working Group at their first meeting. First row from left - Frederik Goethals, Frank Thomsen, Martine Holtkamp
Second row from left - Frederik Roose, Philip Spadaro, Gerard van Raalte, Pim de Wit
Right: Frank Thomsen, WGUWS Chair, presents the position paper at CEDA Dredging Days 2011
|Title and description||Download|
|Underwater Sound In Relation To Dredging|
CEDA Position Paper 7 November 2011
|Presentation at CEDA Dredging Days 2011|
Frank Thomsen, Chair, CEDA WGUS
Last update: 9 December 2011