QUIETING WORKSHOP TWO

Practical Approaches for Reducing Ocean Noise Associated with Seismic Exploration

Presentations 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

​Theme: Science to Regulation

  • Operational and Engineering Solution Options for Seismic Surveys with Mike Jenkerson

  • Specific Engineering Solutions with Shuki Ronen 

  • The Regulatory Perspective with Jill Lewandowski

Discussion 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Theme: Synthesis assessment with actionable solutions

  • Technological approaches to minimizing impacts of noise from seismic exploration

  • Operational approaches to minimizing impacts of noise from seismic exploration

 
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November 28, 2022

Workshop Two: ‘Practical Approaches for Reducing Ocean Noise Associated with Seismic Exploration’ intends to foster a productive setting for stakeholders across international governing bodies, industry leaders, non-governmental organizations, and academia to debate, break down barriers, and ultimately develop data-informed and technologically advanced solutions. The focal topics of this workshop will include current status and future directions in: (1) technological approaches for reducing noise impacts from seismic exploration (e.g., vibroseis, ‘low noise’ airguns; and (2) operational approaches for reducing noise impacts from seismic (e.g., minimizing airgun array size, reducing survey area, smart scheduling). This workshop will culminate by identifying and proposing opportunities for actionable next steps.

 

PRESENTERS OF WORKSHOP TWO

The presentations will give the audience a perspective of the science to regulation context

 
Jill Lewandowski

Director, Division of Environmental Assessment and Center for Acoustics at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the U.S. Department of the Interior

JILL LEWANDOWSKI

Jill Lewandowski, Ph.D. is the Chief of the Division of Environmental Assessment within the Office of Environmental Programs. She also serves as the Director of BOEM’s Center for Marine Acoustics. Collectively, Jill leads a team of experts in providing national oversight of BOEM’s compliance with environmental laws and driving bureau-wide improvements to understanding, assessing and communicating environmental risk. With close to 30 years of professional experience, Jill has worked as a protected species biologist for BOEM, NOAA, and the National Wildlife Federation and remains a key expert internationally on marine sound issues. Jill holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia and a MSc. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University.

PANELISTS OF WORKSHOP TWO

The discussion will focus on synthesis assessment with actionable solutions

JOLIE HARRISON

Division Chief

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Protected Resources

SONIA MENDES

Senior Science Advisor

U.K. Joint Nature Conservation Committee

ALEXANDRA LOUREIRO

Scientific Director

EnerGeo Alliance

MICHAEL JASNY

Director

Marine Mammal Protection Project, Nature Program, Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)

LINDY WEILGART

Senior Ocean Noise Expert & Policy Consultant and Adjunct Research Associate

Ocean Care and Dalhousie University

RUSSELL LEAPER

Consultant

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) U.K.

LEIGH TORRES

Associate Professor

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University and Oregon Sea Grant Extension

PATRICK MILLER

Professor

School of Biology, University of Saint Andrews

BRANDON SOUTHALL

MODERATOR
Director

Southall Environmental Associates

DOUGLAS NOWACEK

MODERATOR
Professor of Conservation Technology in Environment and Engineering

Pratt School of Engineering & Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

 

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