Report from workshop on characterising underwater shipping noise in Australia

The objective of the meeting was to present and discuss the initial results from the current project related to mapping of shipping noise. The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss the future proposed project that will be extending this work and coordinate research with stakeholders and their management priorities to ensure the project delivers useful tools for management. Specifically:

  1. Provide a brief overview of noise mapping projects overseas and the underlying management imperatives
  2. Present preliminary findings of shipping noise maps from current NESP C5 project
  3. Identify management priorities related to underwater noise by relevant stakeholders
  4. Provide an overview of the future proposed NESP shipping noise project
  5. Discuss future direction and development of noise maps for Australia
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