European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

UK Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Ambient Noise dataset from RAF Sonobuoys (1988-2009)

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1988-2009
OngoingNo
Geographical area

UK EEZ

Observations 
Parameters

Acoustic noise in the water column

Instruments

Hydrophones

Description 
Summary

A set of underwater noise observations which provide information on noise levels over an 21 year period potentially setting a base line for future environmental monitoring. The data were collected for military operations by RAF Nimrod aircraft using air-deployed sonobuoys. They consist of averaged noise levels, measured in db, at a range of frequencies and depths throughout the UK Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

OriginatorsUnited Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityLicence; academic
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048RAF_SONOBUOYS
Global identifier5686
Last revised2016-10-21