Open Science Meeting for an International Quiet Ocean Experiment
30 August – 1 September 2011 UNESCO Headquarters - Paris, France
30 August – 1 September 2011
UNESCO Headquarters - Paris, France
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) announce an open science meeting for an International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE). The purpose of the open science meeting is to develop a Science Plan for the IQOE, a focused international research effort that may last a decade or so. This plan will include background information to document the importance of the issue of sound in the ocean and its effects on marine organisms; identify information gaps; and describe research, observations, and modeling activities needed to fill these gaps.
Plenary Presentation Topics
• IQOE history and concept
• What is known about the physics of acoustics in the ocean?
• The future industrialization of the oceans
• What is known about the biological effects of sound
exposure? Biologically significant effects? What is already
possible using existing technologies? How could existing
technologies be added to existing observing systems?
• What is a soundscape and how should soundscapes be
quantified and characterized?
• Modeling and prediction of soundscapes
Themes for discussion sessions
• Observing systems, including technology development
• Scientific knowledge needed for government agencies,
industry and regulators
• Ocean soundscapes
• Designing research relating soundscapes (cumulative
effects of many sources) to biologically significant
effects on organisms
• Experimental approaches to understanding responses
of organisms to specific sources