Characterisation of anthropogenic noise emissions and evaluation of their effects on marine fauna
Many marine organisms, form invertebrates to marine mammals, rely on sound emission and perception for survival (e.g., reproduction, foraging, habitat choice etc.). Because of the potential impact of antrhopogenic noise on these vital activities, monitoring and quantifying its contribution to soundscapes is critical and among EU priorities (descriptor 11, Marine Strategy Framework Directive).
Our research on anthropophony includes:
- The description and quantification of anthropogenic activities (shipping, yachting, construction, diving…) at different spatial scales (i.e., habitat, ocean basin)
- Effects of antrhopogenic sounds on the acoustic activity, physiology and beahviour of marine organisms at the level of the species or the “acoustic community”.