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Supporting silent ships - measuring underwater radiated noise from cavitating ship propellers

AuthorsFrans Hendrik Lafeber, Thomas Lloyd & Johan Bosschers
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 121
Date17 Aug 2017
Reading time6 minutes

Have you ever had problems talking to someone in a noisy environment such as a busy restaurant? The same happens to marine animals, which use sound to sense and interact with their environment: for communication, navigation, finding prey and even for self-defence. High ambient noise levels, which include a contribution from shipping, have an adverse impact on marine life.


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Frans Hendrik Lafeber

Team Leader Data Analysis & Prediction

Thomas Lloyd

Specialist, Noise and Vibrations

Johan Bosschers

Senior Researcher

sustainable propulsionnoise and vibrationresistance and propulsionmarine systemslife at seadefencepassengers and yachtingtransport and shippingcavitationpropeller designcruise and ferry