White Noise: Preventing Acoustic Pollution in the Arctic

The Arctic marine environment is not always a quiet place, but it is a relatively natural soundscape that belugas and other polar wildlife rely on to communicate and find prey. However this acoustic sanctuary is being increasingly impacted by industrial activity, like commercial ship traffic. For the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission EIA presents White Noise: Preventing Acoustic Pollution in the Arctic, a briefing on sources of underwater noise, the unique nature of the Arctic and options to plan for a quieter, less impactful course for the region.