How the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on cetaceans.


SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016 7:00 PM

Saturna Community Hall
$10 at door, 18 years and under are free
refreshments served

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Orla Robinson M.Sc
& Krista Trounce P.Eng

ECHO Program

The ECHO Program is a science and management initiative led by the Port of Vancouver, to better understand and mitigate the impact of vessel traffic on at-risk whales. Learn about the collaborative projects the ECHO Program is working on: Strait of Georgia Underwater Listening Station to measure vessel noise levels, regional monitoring of ambient noise in the Salish Sea including Saturna’s East Point location, a Mariner’s Guide to Whales in the Pacific Northwest, large whale strike risk assessment and others. Hear how the ECHO Program and our collaborators are educating mariners, industry partners and the public about the impacts of underwater noise on marine mammals.

The ECHO team will be joined by Tom Dakin from Ocean Networks Canada and David Hannay from JASCO Applied Sciences, who will speak further about the capabilities of the one-of-a kind Underwater Listening Station installed in the Strait of Georgia in partnership with the ECHO Program and Transport Canada.

SEATALKS | Saturna Environmental Awareness Talks presented by Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society | SIMRES