Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 14, 1373–1383, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1373-2018

Special issue: Shipping and the Environment – From Regional to Global...

Ocean Sci., 14, 1373–1383, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1373-2018

Research article 07 Nov 2018

Research article | 07 Nov 2018

Modelling of ships as a source of underwater noise

Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen et al.

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This paper presents the implementation of an underwater noise emission module in the Ship Traffic Emission Assessment Model. This model is based on real shipping activity, as described by the vessel navigation systems, and combines it with technical descriptions of each ship. The methodology described facilitates the expression of underwater noise as emission maps, which describe the energy emitted to the water. This enables regular reporting of shipping noise and facilitates further research.