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Welcome to the SATURN project newsletter!
Making it easier to follow our research (without using social media)
A new way to follow SATURN
In order to make it easier to learn about SATURN’s activities and research, we’ve created a Substack ‘newsletter’. By subscribing, you’ll receive news about the SATURN project directly in your email account’s inbox, instead of having to visit our website’s news page. This will hopefully make it easier for you to keep up-to-date with what we’ve been up to in the SATURN project!
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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.
A Few Details About Subscribing
We will likely post 1-2 times per month with updates about the project, including recent activities, upcoming conferences / events / workshops, and news about our research.
This “newsletter” is and always will be free.
You can unsubscribe at any time. If you prefer to read about our latest news on our website instead of in your email’s inbox, you can continue to visit https://www.saturnh2020.eu/news.
One of the great things about Substack is that it allows you to interact with our posts. We love replies and comments, and always feel free to ask questions about any of our research!
Why this & why now?
Updates about SATURN’s activities are usually posted on our website and our social media accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram). For many years, Twitter has been the best place to communicate and share about science. Recently, however, certain changes and a rise in unmoderated content on Twitter have led many users to quit or reduce their usage of the platform. Moreover, many researchers, decisionmakers, industry professionals, and interested parties are not on social media at all. We want to stay in touch with our community and stakeholders, without requiring people to follow us on those platforms. We don’t expect that people are checking our website news page frequently, so we wanted to explore a new way of sharing our activities and research progress with you.
The SATURN project will run for two more years (until 31 January 2025), so even though we’re halfway through the project, we have a lot more research to share.