Anthropogenic impulsive sound (MSFD)

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This dataset is part of the 2018 Belgian submission for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) linked to descriptor 11, criterion 1. This dataset describes the impulsive noise generated during percussion pile emplacement for offshore wind farm construction and unexploded ordnance (UxO) explosions. Impulsive underwater sound (pressure) was measured during pile driving operations in Belgian waters, for different types of foundations (monopiles of different diameters, foundations of ducts with a smaller diameter) and hydraulic hammers with different energy powers. The results of measurements at Bligh Bank and Thornton Bank, with a resulting extrapolation of zero to peak noise level (Lz-p) at 750m and Sound Exposure Level (SEL) (no mitigation measures deployed), are presented (Norro et al., 2013).

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Last Updated October 25, 2021, 16:33 (UTC)
Created October 19, 2021, 13:36 (UTC)
Access level Public
Geographical area Belgium
Language English
Organization Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (Belgium)