Protection protocol for marine fauna and seismic campaigns

Type Report
Date 2019
Language English
Ref. ASTI-2019-169
Author(s) Ducatel Cecile1, Le Gall Yves1, Lurton Xavier1
Version 4
Keyword(s) Seismic, marine mammals, turtles, thresholds, PTS, TTS, exclusion zone, MMOs, PAM, pre-shot research, ramp-up, stopping shots

This document explains measures taken by Ifremer to protect marine fauna when using class 1 seismic sources (> 500 in3). Before presenting the protocol to be applied during marine geoscience campaigns, the acoustic risk assessment principles are recapped.

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