Renewables, Shipping, and Protected Species: A Vanishing Opportunity for Effective Marine Spatial Planning?

Book Chapter

Title: Renewables, Shipping, and Protected Species: A Vanishing Opportunity for Effective Marine Spatial Planning?
Publication Date:
January 01, 2016
Book Title: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
Published City: New York
Volume: 875
Pages: 815-820
Publisher: Springer
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Citation

Petruny, L.; Wright, A.; Smith, C. (2016). Renewables, Shipping, and Protected Species: A Vanishing Opportunity for Effective Marine Spatial Planning?. The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II (pp. 815-820). New York: Springer.
Abstract: 

Anthropogenic noise is a by-product from human activity that impacts protected species and is increasingly being considered in environmental management decisions. Offshore energy development presents a navigational hazard to existing shipping, making the locations of these two sources of noise mutually exclusive. This fact means that licensing decisions are stepping into the realm of coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP). To be effective, conservation measures must also be considered in the CMSP process to mitigate potential cumulative adverse effects associated with resource development, particularly with multiuse conflicts. Thus managers should consider shipping lane relocation to make environmentally optimal decisions.

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