The fourth International Conference on “The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life” will take place in Dublin, Ireland, July 10-16, 2016. This meeting follows the very successful meetings held in Nyborg, Denmark (2007), Cork, Ireland (2010) and Budapest, Hungary (2013). These meetings brings together scientists, regulators, environmentalists, and people from industry to learn about and discuss issues related to the effects that man-made noise has on aquatic organisms. http://www.an2016.org/
“Impacts of noise and use of propagation models to predict the recipient side of noise” has now been published by the Commission: http://mcc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/document.py?code=201601081529
The report provides insight into a roadmap towards defining thresholds for Good Environmental Status (GES), and the use of sound maps for GES assessment. This report presents a high-level summary of the EC supported project findings.