Underwater Acoustics Monitoring

SOCOTEC provides a comprehensive range of underwater acoustics monitoring, designed to support your organisation in protecting marine wildlife from the negative impact of anthropogenic sound.

Our team of acoustic consultants has the ability to conduct a wide range of monitoring services, in line with the latest standards and good practice guidelines. We offer a flexible approach and individually designed monitoring solutions to meet your needs, whatever the nature of your project.


Marine Noise Pollution

Noise pollution is a fast-growing concern for environmental conservationists, whether on land or in marine habitats. In recent years, the effect of anthropogenic - or “human-made” - sound on marine habitats has become a significant environmental issue.  Many species of marine fauna rely on auditory perception to communicate with each other and to find food sources.

Sounds caused by human activity, such as pile driving, engine noise and sonar from ships or air gun arrays for surveying, can cause injury to local wildlife, or even death. Therefore, it is vital for marine projects to do all they can to reduce noise pollution from their activities and minimise their impact on the environment.


Supporting Your Project

SOCOTEC’s underwater acoustic monitoring can help you keep track of your progress in minimising noise across your project, with our range of monitoring services, including:

  • In-depth research
  • Acoustics monitoring
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Comprehensive technical reporting

Our technology and equipment complies with the latest requirements from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and British Standards (BS). All of our methods are up-to-date, and in line with the latest published research, so you can be confident that you are doing all you can to protect the habitats around your marine project.

To find out more about SOCOTEC’s underwater acoustics offering, please contact us.