Special Issue "Ocean Noise: From Science to Management"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Michel André
Guest Editor
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain
Interests: Bioacoustics Engineering and Processing; Marine Ecology; Biodiversity & Conservation; Animal Communication; Noise effects on marine ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Christine Erbe
Guest Editor
Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Interests: underwater acoustics; bioacoustics; noise impact on marine fauna

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scientific and societal concern about the effects of underwater sound on marine ecosystems is growing. While iconic megafauna was of initial concern, more and more taxa are being included. Some countries have joined in multi-national initiatives to measure, monitor and mitigate environmental impacts of ocean noise at large, trans-boundary spatial scales. Approaches to regulating ocean noise change as new scientific evidence becomes available, but may also differ by country.

The OCEANOISE conference series has provided a platform for the exchange of scientific results, management approaches, research needs, stakeholder concerns, etc. Attendees have represented various sectors, including academia, offshore industry, defence, NGOs, consultants and government regulators. As this year’s conference was cancelled, a Special Issue of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is announced as a means of keeping the OCEANOISE community engaged.

We invite the submission of research articles, review papers, as well as opinion papers and commentaries relevant to the management of ocean noise. Focus may be on sound usage by marine and freshwater organisms; soundscapes; sound measurement, modelling and mapping; behavioural, physiological and pathological effects of noise; regulation and mitigation.

All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and open access. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts.

Prof. Dr. Michel André
Prof. Dr. Christine Erbe
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Ocean Noise
  • Ocean Management
  • Ocean Sound Measurement
  • Underwater Noise Modelling & Mapping
  • Underwater Noise Effects
  • Ocean Noise Regulation
  • Ocean Noise Mitigation
  • Underwater Sound Sensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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