Underwater Radiated Noise
Limiting environmental impact on marine life
Thousands of commercial ships traverse the open sea each day—becoming a major source of underwater radiated noise (URN). This type of low-frequency ambient noise in oceans can have a devastating impact on marine life, particularly on fish and whale populations. Most likely, onboard sources of URN also directly are directly linked to onboard noise and vibration levels. This negatively impacts passenger and crew comfort.
Today, the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have established standards and guidelines to mitigate the shipping industry’s noise footprint. BV Solutions M&O offers design assistance and accurate measurement expertise to help asset owners and operators reduce environmental impact while responding to IMO concerns around the issue.
Helping mitigate the impact of ambient noise on the environment and marine life
Improving the onboard comfort of passengers and crew
Complying with international URN standards and guidelines
Boosting the energy efficiency of underwater equipment to achieve greater cost savings
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Our experts can predict and measure a vessel’s underwater noise at a highly accurate level. Armed with this knowledge, we can then recommend the best design solution to reduce the overall noise footprint.