Underwater noise is now recognized as a major problem for life in the oceans, which represent 70% of the surface of the earth.
"Racket in the Oceans", a position paper by i3-Centre de Recherche en Gestion (CNRS-école polytechnique) and the Observatory for Responsible Innovation (i3, Mines ParisTech) adresses four questions : why is this issue a crucial one, what is the impact of noise on marine life, how to measure underwater noise, how to manage it?
The first part of this position paper develops these four points. The second part outlines the scientific knowledge we have about the effects of underwater noise, the problem of noise measurement, readily available techniques to reduce noise or its effects, and cases of regulation. It aims at sketching the problem as it is understood today, and at supporting the efforts to be done by managing properly the stakes. The position paper is available on researchgate
Big thanks to Michèle Breton from i3-CRG, Ecole polytechnique, CNRS, Université Paris Saclay