Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life Conference

The International Association of Geophysical contractors has announced the fourth International Conference on “The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life.” This conference will take place in Dublin, Ireland, July 10-16, 2016. This meeting follows the meetings held in Nyborg, Denmark (2007), Cork, Ireland (2010) and Budapest, Hungary (2013). These meetings brought together scientists, regulators, environmentalists, and people from industry to learn about and discuss issues related to the effects that man-made noise has on aquatic organisms. The outcome from the Nyborg meeting was a special issue of the international journal Bioacoustics (2008, volume 17:1-350), and the Cork meeting in 2010 resulted in a book entitled  ” The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life.” Another book, as a result of the Budapest meeting in 2013, will be published by Springer in early 2015.

Aquatic Noise 2016 (AN2016), like its predecessors, is intended to introduce participants to the most recent research data and regulatory issues related to the effects of man-made noise, and to foster discussion between the participants. Emphasis will be on the cross-fertilization of ideas and findings across species and noise sources.

This meeting will also afford a unique opportunity for participants to learn about issues that they normally do not encounter, and/or to hear the latest science. Thus, scientists learn about issues facing regulators, while industry learns the latest data, etc.

Some important dates are:

   Abstract submission opens 1st November 2015 and closes 29th February 2016 at midnight GMT.

   Registration opens 1st November 2015.

   Applications for financial support open 1st November 2015 and close 28th February 2016.

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