Baker Consultants and HR Wallingford join forces to provide sophisticated noise surveying monitoring and modelling service for marine environment.

A greater understanding of the impact of noise on the marine environment is driving regulators to demand more detail during the planning of developments and activities. The Marine Strategy Framework Directive sets out clear parameters and targets for ‘good environmental status’ that include noise in the marine environment.

A full assessment of underwater noise impacts on sensitive marine receptors requires modern noise monitoring technology and modelling tools to integrate the noise propagation
into the actual marine environment.

Andrew Baker and Mark Liddiard are holding meetings at RenewableUK this week to introduce this unique service to developers.

A brochure explaining the service can be downloaded here Noise monitoring and modelling brochure (low res).

For a high res brochure or to arrange an appointment to discuss your noise monitoring requirements please email marine@bakerconsultants.co.uk or call 01629 593958

Course dates are now confirmed for SM2BAT training with Paul Howden-Leach. This is the only SM2 training course approved by Wildlife Acoustics.

Tuesday 27th November 2012
Tuesday 29th January 2013
Tuesday 12th March 2013

Venue: Cromford Mill, Derbyshire

The full day training session will provide a users introduction to the SM2 unit itself and will focus on the following elements:-

  • Getting to know the unit
  • Basic setup for deployment
  • Data download
  • Dealing with the data
  • Advanced setup techniques

The course will also include an overview of the EM3 hand held unit.

Applicants will be required to bring an SM2BAT unit and a laptop. Full details of required equipment will be set out in the joining instructions.

The course fee is £225 + VAT and includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

To book your place please contact sm2@bakerconsultants.co.uk or download the booking form below. Group rates and bespoke courses are available.