Welcome

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 EFFECTS OF NOISE ON AQUATIC LIFE conference will take place in Den Haag (The Netherlands) from July 7-12, 2019.  The meeting will follow in the tradition of the earlier meetings, most recently in Budapest (2013) and Dublin (2016).

We are delighted to announce our four keynote speakers. While the focus of the conference is on marine animals and potential effects of sound, most all of the issues we discuss are just as germane to terrestrial animals.  Indeed, we have found that often-times, research questions, approaches, and findings from animals in terrestrial environments (including humans) are far ahead of studies in the aquatic environment and have much to teach us. Thus, a highlight of our past few conferences has been to invite colleagues working on issues that are somewhat parallel to those that our participants deal with, but from a perspective of terrestrial animals, mammals, and even humans. Our focus is to broaden the perspective of our participants and help them see that their issues are far larger than the marine environment, and that we should be turning to terrestrial models to expand and focus our questions.

We are also excited to team up with the Acoustical Society of America for the publication of this meeting’s proceedings. Authors will have a choice of submitting to Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics or a dedicated Special Issue of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America on The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Given the huge success (as documented by tens of thousands of downloads of our previous proceedings) and our funders’ requirements for reporting, we strongly encourage every presenter at AN2019 to publish in either POMA or JASA.

Conference registration and abstract submission will open in January 2019. While funding this year is very tight, we are hoping to provide travel subsidy for students and participants from developing countries.