以國際技術指引探討我離岸風場水下噪音監測評估適用方法

論文發表於2017台灣風能協會會員大會暨學術研討會與科技部成果發表會

以國際技術指引探討我離岸風場水下噪音監測評估適用方法

湛翔智、蕭婷宇、潘柔安
知洋科技有限公司

連永順、王珮蓉、胡芳瑜
工業技術研究院

林子皓
中央研究院

我國政府採「先示範、次潛力、後區塊」三階段離岸風電推動策略,示範獎勵辦法在2012年公告,評選出3案離岸示範風場,接著於2015年公告潛力場址,目前有超過20件開發案提出申請,首先均需通過環評審查。然而各項環評審查項目中,風場開發產生水下噪音對海洋動物影響的問題較為複雜,主要原因是水下噪音監測方法尚無國際標準,困難處是要在海上取得足夠且有效數據,必須有詳實規劃和充分準備,才能利用測量資料來分析水下噪音影響程度。歐洲離岸風電有超過10個國家投入開發,但各國有不同的水下噪音影響評估方式,其中以德國政府提出的技術指引,在監測要求與開發限制上較為嚴格。而歐盟自2008年提出「良好環境狀態(GES)」綱要,提供給歐盟成員國作為管制參考依據,包含離岸風能開發的監測與評估要求。美國投入離岸風能的前期研究多年,直到2016年完成首座風場正式商轉,同年也公告「海洋哺乳類動物聽覺技術指引」,將水下噪音對數種鯨豚的各種影響程度,制訂出水下噪音傷害管制門檻。本研究將探討國際上最新的水下噪音監測與評估技術指引,並依循國內離岸風場的發展情況,提出適用方式的建議供各界參考。

The government devised the offshore wind promotion strategy with 3 phases, which include Demonstration Incentive Program, Zone Application for Planning, and Zonal Development. The demonstration incentive program was announced in 2012, and three projects have been selected accordingly. Then, the Directions of Zone Application for Planning (DZAP) was announced in 2015. More than 20 projects have applied for the DZAP, and they are required to pass environmental impact assessments (EIA) to obtain the first step approval for construction. However, the impact of underwater noise on marine mammal during construction and operation phases are very complex. The key issue is that the underwater noise monitoring method has no international standards and it is difficult to measure sufficient and valid data at sea. Moreover, EIA needs very detailed planning and comprehensive preparation to obtain data and analyze the impact assessment from underwater noise. More than 10 countries in Europe already installed offshore wind farms and employ different assessment methods for underwater noise impact. The requirement of the German government’s technical guidelines for underwater noise monitoring and assessment is most rigid and strict. Since 2008, the EU has proposed the “Good Environmental State (GES)” framework for the member states to achieve requirements for the offshore wind energy development monitoring and evaluation. The United States announced the Marine Mammal Acoustic Technical Guidance in 2016, which provides several acoustic thresholds on different species of marine mammal. This study will discuss the latest international technical guidelines for underwater noise monitoring and assessment. Finally, we carried out the report included the applicable method of underwater noise monitoring and assessment based on the development of offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

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PNC 2017 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings

2017/11/7-9 @ Tainan, Taiwan

Computing biodiversity change via a soundscape monitoring network

Tzu-Hao Lin, Yu Tsao
Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica

Yu-Huang Wang
Taiwan Academy of Ecology

Han-Wei Yen
Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre

Sheng-Shan Lu
Taiwan Forestry Research Institute

A monitoring network for biodiversity change is essential for wildlife conservation. In recent years, many soundscape monitoring projects have been carried out to investigate the diversity of vocalizing animals. However, the acoustic-based biodiversity assessment remains challenging due to the lack of sufficient recognition database and the inability to disentangle mixed sound sources. Since 2014, an Asian Soundscape monitoring project has been initiated in Taiwan. So far, there are 15 recording sites in Taiwan and three sites in Southeast Asia, with more than 20,000 hours of recordings archived in the Asian Soundscape. In this study, we employed the visualization of long-duration recordings, blind source separation, and clustering techniques, to investigate the spatio-temporal variations of forest biodiversity in the Triangle Mountain, Lienhuachih, and Taipingshan. On the basis of blind source separation, biological sounds, with prominent diurnal occurrence pattern, can be separated from the environmental sounds without any recognition database. Thus, clusters of biological sounds can be effectively identified and employed to measure the daily change in bioacoustic diversity. Our results show that the bioacoustic diversity was higher in the evergreen broad-leaved forest. However, the seasonal variation in bioacoustic diversity was most evident in the high elevation coniferous forest. This study demonstrates that a suitable integration of machine learning and ecoacoustics can facilitate the evaluation of biodiversity changes. In addition to biological activities, we can also measure the environmental variability from soundscape information. In the future, the Asian Soundscape will not only serve as an open database for soundscape recordings, but also will provide tools for analyzing the interactions between biodiversity, environment, and human activities.

If you are interested in this research, please check the full paper published in PNC 2017.

聆聽大自然四季之音

「聆聽,森林的生命與故事」—系列講座

透過自動錄音機一年365天,從早到晚,每30分鐘錄下5分鐘的檔案,讓我們有機會透過聲音更認識自然谷的風吹草動、燕語鶯啼、龍吟虎嘯。藉著錄音機,錄下土地四季的聲音波動,更進一步運用聲波圖看到四季天氣變化。

講座時間:6月22日(四)晚上0700-0930

講座地點:清華大學圖書館 1樓清華沙龍(新竹市光復路二段101號)

講座報名:點此報名講座

對此講座有興趣的朋友,也歡迎閱讀 用「聲物」識生物 以自動錄音聆聽自然谷之聲 這篇文章,在文章裡面,我們簡單的分享了如何應用自動錄音機探索自然谷的豐富生物多樣性,也可以到我們所製作的互動式網頁中,一探自然谷的各種聲物!

2016年臺灣地球科學聯合學術研討會

2016/5/20

近海與海岸環境 Land-Ocean Interactions in the Changing Coastal Zones of Taiwan:
Scientific Basis and Societal Engagements

應用非監督式分類方法調查海洋聲景的時空變化

林子皓
國立台灣大學生態學與演化生物學研究所

海洋聲景由環境音、動物聲音與人為噪音所組成,是由各種水下聲音所構築而成的音響環境。環境音可能來自於風浪、海流、地震等等自然事件,受到海床地形、水文的變化,聲音在各地傳播的路徑有所不同,進而塑造出獨特的音響環境。動物音主要來自於海洋動物發聲,也可能來自動物移動過程或水面活動伴隨發出的聲音。動物音具有高度複雜的變異性,以鯨豚和魚類為例,不同種的聲音特徵有所差別,但同種的聲音卻也有可能受到行為影響而有著不同的結構。海域的人為噪音則以船隻交通、海洋工程的噪音為主,依據接受強度的不同,噪音可能會使動物受到生理傷害、干擾行為、遮蔽溝通,長期暴露下也可能增加免疫壓力。因此,調查海洋聲景不只可以協助我們了解海洋環境特性、海洋動物的種類組成與活動特性,更可以了解人為噪音對海洋生態的影響。近年來隨著水下技術的發展,國際上開始廣泛應用自動錄音機收集長時間水下錄音調查海洋聲景的時空變化。然而目前仍缺乏完整資料庫辨認各種聲音,也難以利用人工分析巨量錄音,因此阻礙了海洋聲景生態學的發展。本研究運用資訊分析技術,解析海洋聲景的事件組成,以進一步了解海洋環境與生態的動態變化。在野外取回水下錄音之後,計算每五分鐘水下錄音的平均功率頻譜,以壓縮大量的錄音資料,並將一系列的平均功率頻譜組合成長期時頻譜圖做為視覺化分析海洋聲景的基礎資料。此外,將每五分鐘的平均功率頻譜作為分析參數,經過多變數分析方法減少特徵向量的維度之後,利用區分資料在多重維度空間內的分佈叢集,作為非監督式分類海洋聲景事件的分析架構。本研究應用自行開發的演算法分析苗栗中港溪口附近海域的水下錄音資料,結果顯示海洋聲景的事件組成在以泥沙底質為主的河口海域以及礁石為主的人工魚礁附近有明顯的結構性差異。海洋聲景在河口海域以較為安靜的環境音、以及夜晚出現的石首魚群鳴唱為主,但在人工魚礁附近則是以吵雜的槍蝦聲音、以及傍晚過後出現的低頻魚群鳴音為主要的事件。透過視覺化分析海洋聲景事件組成的時序變化,將可協助海洋生態研究人員進一步了解各地的海洋動物群聚組成與生態系統的動態變化,並提供海洋生態保育經營的重要基礎資料。

Oceanoise Asia 2016

2016/4/20

Characterization of the marine soundscape at the core habitat of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins

Tzu-Hao Lin, Lien-Siang Chou
Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University

Shane Guan
Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, MD, USA

The soundscape in shallow waters displays a high level of spatial variation due to the difference in ocean environments, biological communities, and human activities. Many marine animals rely on sound for orientation; therefore, the soundscape has been hypothesized as one of the environmental indicators for marine animals. The population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in western Taiwan waters is critically endangered. The anthropogenic noise might alter the marine soundscape evidently. However, the importance of soundscape for the habitat selection of cetacean remains unclear until now. In this study, underwater recorders were deployed in inshore waters to compare the difference of soundscape between the core habitat and non-core habitat of humpback dolphins. The result indicates that the composition of soundscape scene is different among our recording stations. At the core habitat, soundscape was characterized by the nighttime chorus of croakers and the quiet ambient sound in the daytime. On the contrary, snapping shrimp sounds represent the most dominated sound at the non-core habitats. The current result indicates that humpback dolphins prefer soundscape dominated by the chorus of their prey resources. The potential impacts of human activities on marine soundscape should be carefully evaluated in the future.

[聲物誌]台北藝術大學

[聲物誌]台北藝術大學

台北藝術大學位於北投區學園路的山丘上,由於校園內的景觀優美,又能從高點俯瞰關渡平原,早已經成為北投關渡地區的知名景點。但還記得12月初關於台北藝術大學校園內的石碑被更名為”台北藝術公園”的新聞嗎? 由於進入校內的遊客太多,加上校方在空間管理的政策未能和學生有效溝通,使得學生以此手段抗議「校園變公園、學殿變學店」的現象。

像是大學這種需要幽靜的環境,確實很容易受到湧入的人潮、辦理的活動而影響。假日進入到台北藝術大學,其實聽到的不是甚麼書香的聲音,往往聽到的是小孩放聲大叫、大人們嬉鬧聊天的聲音。

這些到底算不算噪音呢? 我想是因人而異。

但站在台北藝術大學的草地上,我發現除了遊客的聲音之外,其實有另外更值得大家關注、但也幾乎被所有人忽略的聲音:來自都市的低頻噪音

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我走到一處較為遠離遊客的山坡上,把我手上的錄音機朝向山坡上的一處草叢,除了遠方傳來的遊客交談聲,附近一處建築偶爾傳來的施工聲音、和後方經過的車聲之外,仔細聽會發現這裡有許多高頻、清脆、細微的蟲鳴聲。

但當我站在原地,把錄音機180度轉向關渡平原,驚人的事情發生了。大度路傳來的許多車聲、喇叭聲、松山機場起降的航班,取代蟲鳴聲成為了主角。和剛剛的聲音相比,背景中的低頻噪音非常明顯,雖然分不出確切的聲源,但可想而知應該是來自於台北的都會區。

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如果不是拿著錄音機這樣仔細地聽,其實我原本也沒有發覺原來聲音的感受在不同的角度有如此大的差別。這低頻的噪音一旦被意識抓住之後,短時間內很難不去注意它的存在。看著夕陽從關渡平原緩緩降下,聽著這截然不同的聲景,不禁想像如果台北的都會區能夠更安靜點,那我們的生活壓力是不是也會少了一點?

 

2015台灣聲學學會第28屆學術研討會

2015/11/13

從海洋聲景探討中華白海豚的棲地特徵

 林子皓、周蓮香

國立台灣大學生態學與演化生物學研究所

Shane Guan

美國國家海洋漁業局保護資源辦公室

淺海聲景受到各地地理環境、生態群聚以及人為活動的影響而具有高度的變異性。許多海洋動物仰賴聲音訊息尋找活動方位,因此聲景可能是海洋動物棲地環境的指標之一。中華白海豚在台灣西岸的族群量少於80隻,主要使用3-15 kHz的哨聲溝通,並使用超音波的生物聲納進行回聲定位,因此聲音的感知對牠們相當重要。然而,目前仍不了解聲景是否在中華白海豚的棲地選擇中扮演重要的角色。本研究於苗栗海域利用SM2+錄音機長期收錄水下聲音,自動偵測回聲定位聲音,以了解中華白海豚的核心活動區域。長期時頻譜分析顯示,苗栗海域的聲景有明顯的日週期變化,且可在中華白海豚核心棲地與非核心棲地之間觀察到不同的頻譜特徵。核心棲地的中、高頻聲壓標準差較大,但平均值較低。顯示核心棲地的聲景特徵,以夜間的石首魚群體鳴唱,和白天較低的環境音為主。非核心棲地則有截然不同的聲景特徵,石首魚群體鳴唱較不明顯,但可偵測到大量槍蝦的寬頻脈衝聲波。未來許多離岸風力發電廠的開發工程將在西岸進行,本研究可協助相關單位了解中華白海豚棲地的海洋聲景變化。

關鍵字:中華白海豚、海洋聲景、生物音、時空變化、聲音偵測器

The soundscape in shallow marine environment displays a high level of spatial variation due to the regional change of geophysical environment, biological community, and human activity. Many marine animals rely on sounds for orientation; therefore the soundscape has been hypothesized as one of the environmental indicators. Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in western Taiwan waters are critically endangered. The sound perception is essential for humpback dolphins, which communicate through 3-15 kHz whistles and echolocate through ultrasonic clicks. However, the importance of soundscape for their habitat selection remains unclear. In this study, SM2+ recorders were deployed in Miaoli waters to collect long-duration underwater recordings. Echolocation clicks were automatically detected to identify the core habitat of humpback dolphins. The long-term spectral average reveals that the soundscape in Miaoli waters evidently changed among the diurnal cycle. The spectral characteristic varied between the core habitat and non-core habitat. The soundscape at the core habitat was characterized by the higher standard deviations and lower means of SPL in mid- and high-frequency range. It indicates that the nighttime chorus of croakers and the low-level of ambient sound in the daytime represent the classical soundscape at the core habitat. On the contrary, the croaker chorus was less prominent at the non-core habitat. Instead, snapping shrimp sounds dominated the local soundscape. The current results can help understand the soundscape change of humpback dolphin habitat during the future development and operation of offshore wind farms.

Keywords:Sousa chinensis, marine soundscape, biological sound, temporal and spatial variations, sound detector

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