WODA Workshop

Underwater Sound in Relation to Dredging: Translating science into first-hand guidance


26 March 2015, Paris, France

08.15   Registration and coffee
09.00   Opening
Anders Jensen, Vice-President WODA, President CEDA, DHI, Denmark
09.05   Welcome
Paul Scherrer, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE), France
09.15   Why is underwater sound an important issue and how
should sound impacts be assessed?

Dr Frank Thomsen, Workshop Chair, Chair WODA Expert Group Underwater Sound, Senior Marine Scientist, DHI Denmark. Synopsis
10.00   Coffee
10.30   To what degree is aquatic life exposed to underwater

Dr Christ de Jong, WODA Expert Group Underwater Sound, Senior Scientist, Netherlands Organisation of Applied Science (TNO), the Netherlands. Synopsis
11.15   Dredging sound measurements
Stephen Robinson, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK. Synopsis
12.00   Lunch
13.00   How does dredging sound affect aquatic

Dr Douglas Clarke, WODA Expert Group Underwater Sound, Senior Environmental Scientist HDR, USA. Synopsis
13.45   Managing underwater sound: The evolving
policy framework

René Dekeling, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands, Chair EU MSFD expert group TG Noise, coconvener OSPAR working group ICG Noise. Synopsis
14:15   IMO's work on underwater noise
Edward Kleverlaan, Head Office for LC/LP & Ocean Affairs, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
14.20   Coffee
14.45   Discussion, questions and open round
Mediator: Dr Frank Thomsen, Workshop Chair
16.00   Closing remarks
Dr Frank Thomsen, Workshop Chair
16.05   Reception
17.00   End of programme

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Last update: 15 March 2015