ocean noise workshop report

OCEAN NOISE WORKSHOP REPORT APRIL 11, 2016

OCEAN NOISE WORKSHOP REPORT – APRIL 11, 2016 At the Center for Biological Diversity Conference Room, Oakland, California. Organised by the California Gray Whale Coalition. OCEAN NOISE WORKSHOP REPORT PRINTER FRIENDLY PDF The workshop brought together, for the first time, lawyers from the three major public interest law firms for a round table discussion on […]

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Scientists Track Undersea Noise Pollution as Ship Traffic Swells

Ship Traffic – When one of the world’s largest container ships passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on New Year’s Eve, it raised the curtain on a new era for West Coast container ports — and raised new anxiety for marine biologists. Scientists have long been concerned about the impacts of  noise pollution on undersea […]

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International Ocean Noise Standards Needed

Contact: Tim Lucas, 919-613-8084, tdlucas@duke.edu Note to editors: Doug Nowacek can be reached for additional comment at (252) 504-7566 or doug.nowacek@duke.edu. DURHAM, N.C. — As governments and industries expand their use of high-decibel seismic surveys to explore the ocean bottom for resources, experts from eight universities and environmental organizations are calling for new global standards […]

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BACKGROUND ON NOPSEMA

In February, 2014, Environment Minister Greg Hunt gave approval to the oil and gas industry streamlining the processes which previously required offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas activities to abide by regulations under both the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) […]