Journal of Marine Science & Engineering – Special Issue

Scientific and societal concern about the effects of underwater sound on marine ecosystems is growing. While iconic megafauna was of initial concern, more and more taxa are being included. Some countries have joined in multi-national initiatives to measure, monitor and mitigate environmental impacts of ocean noise at large, trans-boundary spatial scales. Approaches to regulating ocean noise change as newDear scientific evidence becomes available, but may also differ by country.

The OCEANOISE conference series has provided a platform for the exchange of scientific results, management approaches, research needs, stakeholder concerns, etc. Attendees have represented various sectors, including academia, offshore industry, defence, NGOs, consultants and government regulators. As this year’s conference was cancelled, a special issue of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is announced as a means of keeping the OCEANOISE community engaged.

It is our great pleasure to let you know that the latest impact factor for the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE) is 2.033, according to the Journal Citation Reports. JMSE now ranks 31/66 (Q2) in the category “Oceanography”.

We invite the submission of research articles, review papers, as well as opinion papers and commentaries relevant to the management of ocean noise. Focus may be on sound usage by marine and freshwater organisms; soundscapes; sound measurement, modelling and mapping; behavioural, physiological and pathological effects of noise; regulation and mitigation. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and open access.

The deadline for full manuscript submission is 30 April 2021.
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Michel André & Christine Erbe

Special Issue Guest Editors