Baseline Bioacoustic Characterization for Offshore Alternative Energy Development in North Carolina and Georgia Wind Planning Areas
Lead PI: Dr. Aaron Rice, Cornell University
Start Year: 2010 | Duration: 3 years
Partners: Marine Acoustics, Inc., ESS Group, Inc., & Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The primary objective of this proposal is to design, implement and exercise with empirical field data a system to measure, characterize and evaluate the influences of construction and operation noises from Offshore Alternative Energy (OAE) activities on seasonally resident and migratory, acoustically active marine vertebrates. A secondary objective is to evaluate the influences of construction and operation noises from OAE activities on seasonally resident, but non-acoustic marine organisms.
Annual PI Reports:
FY 2010 PI Report