Coast and marine

Managing the impacts of underwater noise

INVESTMENT

Fee: Free of charge

Time commitment: four modules, approximately two hours


This modular, self-paced, online course shows you how to carry out biological risk assessments of environmental noise impacts. This knowledge is used for EIAs for e.g. wind farms, seismic surveys, shipping, dredging and other human activities. We carry you through all the steps of a risk-based approach, right from sound source description to impact management. This will enable you to understand how noise impact assessment works, whether you have to provide advice to regulators or if you have to perform assessment yourself.
You will learn about the Underwater Acoustics Simulator (UAS) module in MIKE Powered by DHI, which simulates propagation of noise with a state-of-the-art Acoustic Model. We will also show new ways of assessing the reaction of marine mammals and fish to sound using agent based modelling.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?

Are you interested in getting a kick-start in modelling the urban water environment? Do you want to find out how easy it is to work on models, using MIKE URBAN+ CS? Do you need an overview of the MIKE URBAN+ programme and learn how to use the basic functions of MIKE URBAN+ CS in order to start a project from scratch? If yes, you will definitely benefit from this free, self-paced course.

WHAT ARE MY EXPECTED OUTCOMES?

This course is designed for biologists performing an EIA, professionals in hydraulic engineering, acousticians and management working with coastal areas and or marine environments, marine industry managers, regulators, scientists, students or anyone who wants to know about the impact of underwater sound on marine life.

LEARNING METHODOLOGY

Each module includes videos and quizzes. It will take you around two hours to complete the course at a time that fits your needs and requirements - and from the comfort of your own office, home or any location convenient for you.

MODULE DETAILS

  • Module 1 – Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life
  • Module 2 – Underwater Acoustics
  • Module 3 – Underwater Acoustic Simulator

PRESENTERS

Frank Thomsen, DHI Denmark

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Frank Thomsen works as a Sales Executive at DHI. Frank is specialised in the design and implementation of noise related impact studies. He has performed forecasts as well as detailed noise risk assessments for a variety of activities, ranging from the construction and design of offshore wind parks to impacts from shipping.
Frank has extensive experience advising international bodies such as the UN, OSPAR and the EU on noise impacts.
Frank Thomsen carried out his PhD work on the whistles of wild killer whales in British Columbia at Hamburg University, Germany. 

Thomas Uhrenholdt, DHI Denmark

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Thomas Uhrenholdt works as a Senior Hydraulic Engineer at DHI. Thomas’ areas of work cover marine, coastal, estuarine
and riverine engineering, and environmental science. He has specialised in numerical modelling with focus on the development and application of 2-D and 3-D models (MIKE 21, MIKE 3) of hydrodynamics, waves, sediments, water quality and ecology related processes in both consultancy and R&D projects. Thomas is today involved in the development and application of DHI’s underwater acoustic simulator (UAS).
MSc, Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark


REQUIREMENTS

  • Reliable internet connection of sufficient bandwidth

INFORMATION AND CONTACT

Natalia Luchko

nalu@dhigroup.com

INVESTMENT Fee: Free of charge Time commitment: four modules, approximately two hours This modular, self-paced, online course shows you how to carry out biological risk assessments of environmental noise impacts. This knowledge is used for EIAs fo...

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Course content

  • Lesson Module 0 - Introduction
    • Introduction to the course