Underwater sound modelling of an offshore 3D seismic survey
Our specialist underwater sound modelling of the towed acoustic source on a 3D seismic survey made an important contribution to the overall EIA for a seismic exploration project in the Adriatic Sea.
The ocean is filled with natural sound, but over the last century, human activity has significantly increased sound levels. Sound propagation in the marine environment is complex, yet robust and defensible modelling is rarely conducted. A greater understanding of the impact of sound on the marine environment is driving regulators to demand more detail during the planning of developments and activities. The potential impact and importance of underwater sound on marine life is increasingly assessed as part of the Environmental Impact (and Social) Assessment process.