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  • 19 March 2015

    Deutsche WindGuard launches their new acoustic test section at the large scale wind tunnel in Bremerhaven. The new equipment permits measuring the precise location of noise sources on rotor blade profiles and thus give clues to their origin. A special feature of the wind tunnel is that it allows for simultaneous aerodynamic and acoustic measurements […]

  • 23 June 2015

    Matt Simpson, a Member of the Institute of Acoustics with over fifteen years experience, has joined Baker Consultants as Senior Underwater Noise Consultant. Baker Consultants’ expanding Marine team carries out marine mammal monitoring and underwater noise mitigation work for a range of projects, including offshore wind farms such as Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind […]

  • 24 January 2020

    A bathymetric and geophysical site survey is scheduled to commence at Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project, at the end of February. According to the project’s latest Notice to Mariners, the MV Silver Star survey vessel will carry out the work from 28 February to 13 March at the site offshore Gippsland […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Authorities, Technology

    The Marine Institute, an Irish semi-state body, has announced four separate tenders for the supply of different pieces of marine equipment for an energy project. The Institute requires the supply of: 1. a signal acquisition system for the Galway Bay Acoustic Array; 2. sensor equipment for the Galway Bay Acoustic Array; 3. a support platform […]

  • 18 July 2014

    FORCE, in partnership with Nortek Scientific, a Canadian centre of excellence in acoustic Doppler processing, is developing the world’s first instrument to accurately measure turbulence throughout the water column – called a Vectron. A leap forward in site characterization, the Vectron generates high fidelity measurements of turbulence through turbine hub height. These measurements include turbulence […]

  • 26 September 2013

    It is important to understand the status of marine mammals in an area prior to any development and understand potential impacts during and after development. Offshore wind developments may adversely affect species, including those protected by European and domestic law. Mitigation of such impacts forms an intrinsic part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process […]

  • 19 October 2015

    JASCO Applied Sciences, under subcontract to Tetra Tech Inc., is providing underwater acoustic measurement and monitoring services to Deepwater Wind during the installation of the Block Island Wind Farm. JASCO is conducting field data acquisition and subsequent analysis and interpretation for short- and long-term studies of noise from pile driving and related construction activities. The […]

  • 23 September 2013

     The potential ecological impact of the introduction of anthropogenic sound to the marine environment has received increasing attention in recent decades. Most interest has focused on acoustically sensitive or ecologically or commercially vulnerable species. Potential impacts vary in severity from direct physical trauma and hearing damage through to behavioural disturbances, exclusions, fright responses and the […]

  • 2 May 2013

    Gardline’s Marine Wildlife’s Department has been contracted by E.ON to carry out construction phase environmental surveys for the Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm will be located 8km off the East Yorkshire coast and will have 73 turbines, with a capacity of up to 219MW. Prior to conducting the environmental surveys, Gardline is […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Environment, R&D

    The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has published a Good Practice Guide for Underwater Noise Measurement, giving guidance on best practice for in-situ measurement of underwater sound, for processing the data, and for reporting the measurements using appropriate metrics. From a scientific point of view, accurate acoustic measurements are needed for a diverse range of […]

  • 15 December 2017

    Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) during offshore wind farm construction is as an effective method for protection of minke whales, according to a study conducted through a joint industry project.

  • 7 November 2012

    The latest Applied Acoustics’ S-Boom sub-bottom profiling system is making quite an impact at the SEG show in Las Vegas. Its novel design, three boomer plates connected in series on a single catamaran, has already proved hugely successful in Northern European waters so it’s now being introduced to US companies as an ideal tool for […]

  • 27 January 2014

    North Sea Systems and Kongsberg Maritime Ltd have teamed up for the project at an Isle of Wight tidal renewables energy site. The two companies conducted a passive acoustic monitoring programme located just off Yarmouth, which is regarded as one of the prime locations in the South for potential tidal turbine development programmes. The project […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Environment, Technology

    Van Oord and Ace Aquatec have formed a strategic partnership whereby the FaunaGuard, an acoustic device to protect marine fauna near marine construction activities, is now made available to all marine contractors and other interested parties.

  • 19 June 2012

    Titan Survey has been involved in marine surveys both in the UK and worldwide for over 30 years and is increasingly involved in offshore renewable energy schemes, particularly wind farm projects, where an accurate interrogation of the subsea geology is so crucial to turbine foundation design, as well as route selection for the cabling to […]

  • 5 October 2012

    Sonardyne International Ltd. will be attending its first Sea Tech Week exhibition in Brest, France, taking place from 8th-12th October at the Congress Centre Le Quartz. Located on Stand 9, Sonardyne will be demonstrating Scout, a portable acoustic positioning system designed for tracking divers, ROV and towfish in waters up to 1,000 metres. The system’s […]

  • 23 April 2019

    The University of Rhode Island (URI) has developed and deployed an acoustic device to detect whales near the Block Island offshore wind farm. MARIMBA (Marine Mammal Monitoring at Block Island Using Acoustics) was developed by six ocean engineering students who deployed it in close vicinity of the 30MW offshore wind project. “What we were trying to […]

  • 5 August 2014

    On July 29, WavEC Offshore Renewables successfully launched the first prototype of the offshore monitoring buoy being developed under the KIC-OTS program in Algés at the mouth of the river Tagus, Portugal.  The operation was a result of two years of research, design and implementation. The buoy has been designed and equipped to aid in the […]

  • 14 February 2019

    The Japanese ORIX Corporation has commenced a seabed geological survey off the coast of the Chiba Prefecture to investigate the feasibility of offshore wind power. ORIX is carrying out an acoustic seabed survey in the waters offshore Choshi to study the conditions, ground structure and the topography of the seabed. The company said it is using […]

  • 14 November 2019
    Grid Connection

    Danish transmission operator Energinet has selected AP Sensing to monitor the cables at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project. AP Sensing is monitoring a total of 300km of cable, using 6 Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) units with a range of 30-50km for thermal profiling and to detect thermal abnormalities and 9 Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Environment, R&D

    International energy consultancy Xodus Group will be lead consultant to review and make recommendations on the use of acoustic deterrent devices and the mitigation of potential underwater noise impacts arising from pile driving during offshore wind farm construction. As part of a programme of work to be carried out through the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    CSA Ocean Sciences, Oasis, and Dutch company TNO Maritime & Offshore have been awarded a contract from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for a project related to underwater noise during offshore wind construction offshore activities.

  • 6 March 2012

    The long anticipated, in-home developed, Waverider that integrates wave and current measurements, will be launched at Oceanology International 2012. The DWR4 with ACM is a Directional Waverider extended with an Acoustic Current Meter for measuring surface current velocity. Within the familiar 90 cm hull, and without compromising robustness or low power performance, a proprietary current […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    PanGeo Subsea and ThayerMahan have entered a seabed survey partnership to provide the 3D SAS imagery to de-risk seabed construction operations in the offshore energy industry.

  • 23 October 2019

    TerraSond has completed a geophysical survey at the Mayflower Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S. In the two-month campaign, the Acteon company surveyed the site located 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard that is said to have a capacity to support up to 1,600MW of offshore wind. TerraSond said it acquired high-resolution geophysical data using […]

  • 24 January 2020

    RPS Group has been appointed to carry out environmental studies for Start of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project. RPS will undertake marine mammal and bird surveys to support the project’s offshore planning approvals. The deal was signed by Star of the South Chief Executive Casper Frost Thorhauge and RPS Executive General Manager for Place and […]