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Environmental studies 2021
Krzysztof Doerffer, Patrycja Bałdowska-Witos, Michał
Pysz, Piotr Doerffer, and Andrzej Tomporowski.
Wind power plants are considered an ecologically-
clean source of energy. However, manufacturing
processes cannot be treated that way. Manufacturing
processes consume huge amounts of electrical and
thermal energy and a significant quantity of materials,
e.g., steel, polymers, oils, and lubricants. All of the
above could be potentially harmful to the
environment. There are not many works and
publications regarding the life-cycle analysis of wind
power plants. This study’s objective is to use LCA (Life
Cycle Assessment) to the manufacturing and utilization
of a specific drag force-driven wind turbine.
Vicente Puig-Pons, Ester Soliveres, Isabel Pérez-Arjona,
Victor Espinosa, Pedro Poveda-Martínez, Jaime Ramis-
Soriano, Patricia Ordoñez-Cebrián, Marek Moszy´nski,
Fernando de la Gándara, Manuel Bou-Cabo, José L.
Cort, and Eladio Santaella.
Underwater noise has been identified as relevant
pollution affecting marine ecosystems in different ways.
Despite the numerous studies performed over the last
few decades regarding the adverse effect of
underwater noise on marine life, a lack of knowledge
and methodological procedures still exists, and results
are often tentative or qualitative. A monitoring
methodology for the behavioral response of bluefin
tuna (Thunnus thynnus) when exposed to ship and
wind turbine operational noises was implemented and
tested in a fixed commercial tuna feeding cage in the
Laura Florentina Gușatu , Stefano Menegon , Daniel
Depellegrin, Christian Zuidema, André Faaij, & Claudia
The North Sea basin is one of the busiest maritime
areas globally, with a considerable number of
anthropogenic pressures impacting the functioning of
the marine ecosystem. Due to growing EU ambitions
to deploy large offshore Wind Farm Projects (OWF) as
part of the 2050 renewable energy roadmap, there is
a key need for a holistic understanding of OWF's
potential impacts on the marine ecosystem. The
authors propose a holistic Cumulative Effect
Assessment methodology, applied using a geospatial
open-source software, to assess impacts of OWF
related pressures on selected seabed habitats, fish,
seabird, and mammal species.
Bettina Taylor, Mikhail Durkin, Linda Weilgart, Eleonora
Panella, Eleonora Panella, Russell Leaper, Nicolas
Entrup, Linda Weilgart, Denise Risch, Tobias Troll,
Anthropogenic underwater noise is a major
conservation problem that severely impacts marine
species in all oceans. Noise comes from offshore
construction, transport as well as resource exploration
and extraction and adds to the cumulative
environmental impacts from other anthropogenic
pressures. The EU Marine Strategy Framework
Directive requires anthropogenic noise to be at levels
that do not adversely affect the marine environment.
However, the focus has been on monitoring with no
yet widely agreed ways to assess whether good
environmental status is being achieved with respect to
Cong Wang, Zhen Li, Tan Wang, Xianbao Xu,
Xiaoshuan Zhang, Daoliang Li.
Intelligent fish farm tries to deal with the precise work
of increasing oxygen, optimizing feeding, reducing
disease incidences, and accurately harvesting through
“replacing humans with machines” to liberate the
staffing completely and realize green and sustainable
aquaculture. This paper reviews the application of
intelligent fishery equipment, IoT, edge, computing,
5G, and artificial intelligence algorithms in modern
aquaculture and analyzes the existing problems and
future development prospects.
Authors: Xinguo Zhao, Shuge Sun, Wei Shi, Xuemei
Sun, Yan Zhang, Lin Zhu, Qi Sui, Bin Xia,
Keming Qu, Bijuan Chen, and Guangxu Liu
The increasing underwater noise generated by
anthropogenic activities has been recognized as a
significant and pervasive pollution in the marine
environment. Marine mussels are a family of sessile
bivalves that attach to solid surfaces via the abyssal
threads. They are widely distributed along worldwide
coastal areas and are of great ecological and socio-
economic importance. Studies found that
anthropogenic noise negatively affected many
biological processes of marine organisms. However,
the potential impacts of anthropogenic noise on
mussel byssal attachment remain unknown.