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2011, National Physical Laboratory, Measurement of underwater noise arising from marine aggregate dredging operations

2011, National Physical Laboratory, Measurement of underwater noise arising from marine aggregate dredging operations

Topic categories:

Noise

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Mar 2010 - Aug 2010

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

National Physical Laboratory

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

This project has been an extensive study of the noise generated by the UK’s fleet of trailing suction hopper dredgers during marine aggregate extraction. The objectives of the work were (i) to develop a suitable methodology for measuring underwater noise radiated by dredgers, (ii) undertake measurements on UK dredgers at up to four sites and report...