Growler Jet Noise Science Symposium: Implications of Noise from Navy Aircraft for the Salish Sea and Olympic Region

I had a pleasure of participating as a panelist for this symposium on noise issues. Drs. Lauren Kuehne and Rob Williams presented on their work measuring and assessing the potential impacts of noise on humans and other animals exposed to in-air and under-water noise:

Kuehne, L. M., Erbe, C., Ashe, E., Bogaard, L. T., Salerno Collins, M., & Williams, R. (2020). Above and below: Military Aircraft Noise in Air and under Water at Whidbey Island, Washington. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering8(11), 923. [link]

Kuehne, L. M., & Olden, J. D. (2020). Military flights threaten the wilderness soundscapes of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Northwest Science94(2), 188-202. [link]

Here are some of the resources I mentioned in my comments during the panel, and in the chat box in response to questions during the symposium:

National Transportation Noise Model (that does NOT show noise impacts from aircraft on Whidbey Island perhaps because they were not included in the model):

Citizen Science for noise monitoring conducted by residents in the Seattle-Beacon Hill community:

There was a request to consider including noise into the Washington State Environmental Health Disparities Map. To learn more about this interactive map that tracks cumulative environmental impacts, see the report here:

The paper:
Min, E., Gruen, D., Banerjee, D., Echeverria, T., Freelander, L., Schmeltz, M., Saganić, E., Piazza, M., Galaviz, V.E., Yost, M., Seto, E.Y.W. (2019) The Washington State Environmental Health Disparities Map: Development of a Community-Responsive Cumulative Impacts Assessment Tool. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16(22), 4470. [link]

And the Interactive EHD Map:

Here is an example of noise human health impact assessment for annoyance, sleep disturbance, cardiovascular health outcomes, etc from the WHO for Europe:

There should be a recording of the symposium, available in a few days.