Special Issue "Ocean Noise: From Science to Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2021.
Interests: Bioacoustics Engineering and Processing; Marine Ecology; Biodiversity & Conservation; Animal Communication; Noise effects on marine ecosystems
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
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.
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- Ocean Noise
- Ocean Management
- Ocean Sound Measurement
- Underwater Noise Modelling & Mapping
- Underwater Noise Effects
- Ocean Noise Regulation
- Ocean Noise Mitigation
- Underwater Sound Sensing
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Noise waveforms within seabed vibrations and their associated evanescent sound fields
Authors: Richard A Hazelwood (1) Patrick C Macey (2)
Affiliation: 1. R&V Hazelwood Associates LLP, Guildford GU2 8UT, UK 2 .PACSYS Ltd, Nottingham NG8 6PE, UK
Abstract: Our modelling of seabed vibrations (J.Mar.Sci.Eng. 2016,4,47 & 2018,6,61) has been extended by the use of a more capable impulsive force driver. Previous work modelled the propagation of vibrations driven within the finite element (FE) model by a short impulse applied to a point on the seabed. This showed some of the effects of pile driving and dredging. The resultant short wavelets were shown to propagate well within a graded half space wherein the material shear wave speed increases with depth. The new results now show longer wavelets which better mimic the results of field measurements. They are compared with measurements made in a fresh water reservoir. The morphing behaviour of the short wavelets is now explained by the way the vector velocity components combine to form a stable pulse of kinetic energy travelling within the water particles adjacent to the seabed.