With the Underwater Acoustic Simulator (UAS), you can model underwater noise from a variety of man-made activities at sea and predict the impact on marine mammals.
As human activities in the marine environment intensify, underwater noise impact assessments become increasingly important. Sound in the ocean travels to large distances, causing man-made noise associated with offshore activities to have potentially far-reaching consequences on marine life. It may cause temporary or permanent hearing loss, masking of important sounds, damage tissue or behavioural changes in marine mammals. This makes accurate and reliable numerical modelling of underwater sound from a variety of sources a prerequisite for biological impact and risk assessments on the marine environment.
UAS is an intuitive, user-friendly tool designed for conducting environmental impact assessments of noise created by offshore operations and activities at sea. The model focuses on the noise propagation in the far-field and it is developed from years of acoustics, biological and environmental expertise.