Thanks for listening

In 2013, the Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Pinngortitaleriffik and the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority (MLSA) and Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (EAMRA) of Greenland established a Strategic Environmental Study Plan for Northeast Greenland for providing environmental information for planning and regulating oil exploration activities (such as seismic explorations) and oil spill response in the Greenland Sea. One of the main goals in the plan was to understand the impact of seismic noise on marine mammals, whichRead more

Acquisition of seismic data

August 22 – Seismic data is used for many prospects like e.g. gas and oil exploration and to recognize appropriate localities for establishing offshore wind farms, in research, et cetera. To assemble marine seismic data, an airgun, the seismic energy source, is used. Read more

On the look out

August 20 – We are searching for a small yellow and red sound recorder the size of a bottle of Danish Mayonnaise. It seems nothing less than a mission impossible. We are looking out at a very large fjord filled with huge icebergs and chunks of ice in all sizes.Read more

New people in Hjørnedal

Susanna B. Blackwell Susanna B. Blackwell is a bio-acoustician with Greeneridge Sciences in California.  For the last 17 years she has been aiming to understand how man-made underwater sounds affect marine mammals of the Arctic, such as bowhead whales, ringed seals, beluga whales, and narwhals.  Does the sound of a vessel make them change their course?  After they hear a series of airgun pulses, used in prospecting for oil and gas under the seafloor, do they change how often theyRead more