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Link Foundation Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation Fellowship Reports


Offshore wind turbines have been installed throughout Europe and are expected to be built in the United States water shortly. Offshore wind is an attractive option because 53% of the nation’s population lives in coastal area where energy cost and demands are high. Offshore winds tend to blow harder and more uniformly than on land [1]. However, structure borne noise and vibration generated by offshore impact pile driving radiate into and propagate through the air, water, and sediment media. The objective of this project is quantitatively predicting noise level around the piling location at sea to estimate the effects of the noise and vibration on marine life. Ultimately, it is necessary to mitigate noise impact on animals living in the coastal area even if people construct renewable energy resources.


James H. Miller

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