The WODA workshop on underwater sound in relation to dredging, will be held on Thursday 26 March 2015, in Paris, France.
The effects of underwater sound are an important environmental issue and this is clearly reflected by main policy developments such as the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive or the US NOAA Ocean Noise Strategy.
Increasingly, developers and planners working underwater are being required to consider and manage underwater sound.
In June 2013 WODA published a Technical Guidance on Underwater Sound in Relation to Dredging . It was compiled by the WODA Expert Group on Underwater Sound, under the remit of the WODA Environmental Commission, and reviewed by experts from the most relevant groups.
The paper sets out a comprehensive risk assessment framework and provides a systematic approach to sound impact studies.