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Looking at Noise: Human Ecological Issues when Assessing the Impact of Seismic Surveys Effects on Oceanic Whales

Edwall, Alice LU (2016) HEKK02 20152
Department of Human Geography
Human Ecology
Abstract
This thesis introduces different issues regarding the impact of anthropogenic sound pollution on oceanic cetaceans (whales). It involves looking at the problems of anthropocentrism and the notion of Umwelt when trying to assess the well-being of a western culturally important species, and the relationship between that species and the industrialization of the ocean. The thesis is specifically focusing on seismic surveys conducted when prospecting for submarine reserves of natural gas and oil. Six semi-structured interviews have been made with professionally active individuals who have different expertise experience regarding the issue. Material from interviews have been intertwined with secondary data in the field of research to address... (More)
This thesis introduces different issues regarding the impact of anthropogenic sound pollution on oceanic cetaceans (whales). It involves looking at the problems of anthropocentrism and the notion of Umwelt when trying to assess the well-being of a western culturally important species, and the relationship between that species and the industrialization of the ocean. The thesis is specifically focusing on seismic surveys conducted when prospecting for submarine reserves of natural gas and oil. Six semi-structured interviews have been made with professionally active individuals who have different expertise experience regarding the issue. Material from interviews have been intertwined with secondary data in the field of research to address human ecological aspects of the problems when assessing seismic surveys impact on oceanic cetaceans. The thesis aims to work as an introductory component for further human ecological research in the field of research of seismic surveys impact on oceanic cetaceans. (Less)
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author
Edwall, Alice LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Att se på oljud: Humanekologiska problem vid bedömningen av seismiska testers påverkan på valar.
course
HEKK02 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Airguns, Cetaceans, Anthropocentrism, Anthropogenic noise, Marine noise pollution, Marine sound pollution, Seismic surveys, Uexküll, Umwelt, Whales
language
English
id
8840242
date added to LUP
2017-12-19 13:11:58
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  abstract     = {This thesis introduces different issues regarding the impact of anthropogenic sound pollution on oceanic cetaceans (whales). It involves looking at the problems of anthropocentrism and the notion of Umwelt when trying to assess the well-being of a western culturally important species, and the relationship between that species and the industrialization of the ocean. The thesis is specifically focusing on seismic surveys conducted when prospecting for submarine reserves of natural gas and oil. Six semi-structured interviews have been made with professionally active individuals who have different expertise experience regarding the issue. Material from interviews have been intertwined with secondary data in the field of research to address human ecological aspects of the problems when assessing seismic surveys impact on oceanic cetaceans. The thesis aims to work as an introductory component for further human ecological research in the field of research of seismic surveys impact on oceanic cetaceans.},
  author       = {Edwall, Alice},
  keyword      = {Airguns,Cetaceans,Anthropocentrism,Anthropogenic noise,Marine noise pollution,Marine sound pollution,Seismic surveys,Uexküll,Umwelt,Whales},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Looking at Noise: Human Ecological Issues when Assessing the Impact of Seismic Surveys Effects on Oceanic Whales},
  year         = {2016},
}