About this Research Topic
This research topic aims to discuss the underwater noise and vibrations generated during the construction and operation of offshore wind farms and their potential impact on aquatic animals, as well as relevant underwater noise /vibration mitigation methods. We hope to solicit papers that will help us better understand the interaction between offshore wind fields and aquatic animals and gather the latest achievements of corresponding acoustic protection methods and technologies.
We welcome original research articles, methods, model tests, field measured data, mini-reviews, and short communications on the following sub-themes (but not limited to):
• Underwater noise and seabed vibrations caused by impact and vibratory pile installation
• Dynamic soil-foundation interaction at an acoustic frequency range
• Noise and seabed vibrations caused by other dynamic excitations, i.e., earthquakes, ship collisions, etc.
• Underwater noise and seabed vibrations caused during operation of offshore wind turbines
• Effects of underwater noise related to offshore wind turbines on mammals and fish
• Noise mitigation and vibration suppression methods related to offshore wind turbines
• Dynamic safety problems in the combination of the offshore wind farms and offshore pasture
• Underwater noise during the combination of the offshore wind farm and marine pasture
Keywords: Underwater noise, vibration, offshore wind turbine, offshore pasture, dynamic safety, noise reduction, vibration control, aquatic species
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.