An ocean sound map along the track of a journey around the globe - Underwater soundscapes of the Great Coral Reef
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The past years have seen increasing levels of noise pollution in the oceans, which has been demonstrated to have a negative impact in marine ecosy stems. This project consists in creating a World Sound Map where all the noise generated by the shipping industry (increased due to offshore industrial development ) is simulated and shown in an easy - to - understand wa y, so the public can access this informat ion. This Sound Map is part of the international project led by the LAB Listen to the Deep Ocean Environment (LIDO) , and it consists of an int eractive Web Application where the sound pressure distribution of the noise made by the ships can be checked in th e vicinity of the journey of a ship which is doing the Globe - Tour as a part of the LIDO project . This application can be used for many thi ngs related to underwater sound: eliminating shipping noise from ocean recordings, evaluating the impact of the presence of ships in different ecosystems or comparing the locations of the ships and marine fauna in order to predict the possible harmful impact of shipping industry in marine fauna .