BSH to Establish Underwater Noise Information System

The Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) is inviting tenders for the establishment of a specialised information system for hydrophones.

The development of the systems in close coordination with the acousticians is required as similar developments are missing in Europe so far. Underwater acoustics in the civilian sector focuses on research and development during the construction of offshore wind farms and the intensive sounds associated the foundations piling in the sea.

Even though the measurement regulations for underwater sound and sound propagation are being developed, they lack a suitable sound information system.

The deadline for all interested parties to submit their offer is 17 July 2015.

OffshoreWIND staff; Image: globaltechone