Please excuse this posting if you are already following this story on the our Fieldwork Blog, but I thought the most recent posting on NATO's biggest European exercise, 'Joint Warrior' needs to be read by everyone interested in noise and the oceans.
WDCS's Sarah Dolman and Nicola Hodgins are in Scotland and monitoring the exercise. In fact the exercise kicks off on Monday and lasts for several weeks. It may be
operation as normal on the west coast of Scotland (we understand that
exercising of this sort has been going on for many decades) but part of
the exercise – including active sonar - will also occur in the Moray
Firth. WDCS is there to make sure our military friends, whilst doing their necessary jobs, don't impact on the the cetaceans of the Moray Firth. You can follow this campaign and our interactions wth the various stakeholders at the Fieldwork Blog