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Acoustical Impact of Ships and Harbours: Airborne and Underwater N&V Pollution

Acoustical Impact of Ships and Harbours: Airborne and Underwater N&V Pollution

Noise and vibrations generated by ships affect a wide range of receivers: crew and passengers inside the vessel, inhabitants of the coastal areas and marine fauna outside it. Recent studies suggest that a large percentage of people living in urban areas close to harbours and a number of marine species, at different evolutionary levels (in particular mammals and cephalopods), suffer from ship N&V emissions in air and in water. The present...

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