Effects of EMF Emissions from Cables and Junction Boxes on Marine Species

Lead PI: Dr. Manhar Dhanak, Florida Atlantic University
Start Year: 2013 | Duration: 3 Years
Partners: Naval Surface Warfare Center & Nova Southeastern University

The project team will characterize electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produced by cables and junction boxes in the Navy’s South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility, and will use SCUBA divers, camera-equipped AUVs and aerial surveys to monitor behavioral and community level responses of aquatic animals to EMFs. This project hopes to provide data on EMFs produced by underwater cables and junction boxes, assess behavioral and community responses of marine species to EMFs, and contribute valuable data to fields of regulatory concern.



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FY 2015 PI Report