What is the SATURN project?
SATURN is an EU-funded project researching solutions to the problem of underwater radiated noise (URN) caused by shipping and other vessels. The project, which runs from 2021 - 2025, brings together experts from bioacoustics research, maritime engineering, and the shipping industry to develop solutions to the problem of URN. SATURN will examine:
which sounds pose the greatest threat to aquatic species and how they are produced and propagated
the short and long-term effects of URN on invertebrates, fish, and marine mammals
the most promising options for reducing the negative impacts of URN.
SATURN will also develop and progress standards for terminology and methodology across all disciplines working on URN, producing recommendations for effective underwater sound management.
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