Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessments for Marine Noise-Generating Activities

These guidelines, produced by CMS Family, cover the necessary detail for meaningful EIAs for Military and Civil High-powered Sonar, Shipping and Vessels Traffic, Seismic Surveys (Air Gun and Alternative Technologies), Construction Works, Offshore Platforms, Playback and Sound Exposure Experiments, Pingers (Acoustic Deterrent/Harassment Devices, Navigation), and other Noise-generating Activities (Acoustic Data Transmission, Wind, Tidal and Wave Turbines and Future Technologies).

This is part of our Good Practice Guidance for Marine Mammals, produced by Claire Lacey, Jon Barnes and Patrick Lynes.

Reference: CMS Family (2016) Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessments for Marine Noise-generating Activities Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Bonn.