CEDA’s First Webinar Announced (Belgium)
CEDA has added online seminars to its palette of platforms to exchange knowledge and best practice experience.
The first CEDA Webinar will take place on 23rd of April at 3:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (Brussels).
The impacts of underwater sound on aquatic life have become a very important environmental issue. This is because many forms of marine life such as marine mammals and fish use sound as their primary mode of communication, navigation and in searching for prey.
Activities generating underwater sound can affect these functions and, since sound can be far ranging, the spatial scale of impacts can be quite large as well.
Like many other activities, the dredging process produces underwater sound depending on the type of dredger, operation methods and so on. The knowledge about dredging induced sound and its effects has increased greatly in recent years and it grows by the day.
After a brief introduction to the subject in this webinar participants will learn about:
– Effects of sound on marine life;
– Dredging sound;
– Documented impacts;
– Management of sound impacts via mitigation measures.
The presentation will build on the work of the WODA Expert Group on Underwater Sound.
Press Release, April 4, 2013