Current and proposed projects with underwater noise implications

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Current and proposed projects with underwater noise implications for the North and Central Coast.

Current and proposed projects with underwater noise implications for the North and Central Coast. Mike Ambach North Coast Program Manager WWF-Canada [email protected] org Photo credit: Mike Ambach

Stewart BC’s North Coast DIXON ENTRANCE CHATHAM SOUND HECATE STRAIT DOULGAS CHANNEL CAAMANO SOUND

Stewart BC’s North Coast DIXON ENTRANCE CHATHAM SOUND HECATE STRAIT DOULGAS CHANNEL CAAMANO SOUND

Sources • • • • MCTS data Prince Rupert LNG Project Description 2013 Pacific

Sources • • • • MCTS data Prince Rupert LNG Project Description 2013 Pacific Northwest LNG Project Description 2013 LNG Canada Project Description 2013 Transport Canada TERMPOL Assessment for Enbridge Northern Gateway 2012 Shipping on the British Columbia Coast: Current Status, Projected Trends, Potential Casualties, and Our Ability to Respond: A Briefing Report 2011 BC Shipping News Prince Rupert Port Authority Annual Reports PRPA: Shipping Trends and Future Activity on BC North Coast 2012 Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment Study 2010 Southeast Alaska Vessel Traffic Study 2012 PNCIMA Atlas 2012 BCMCA Marine Atlas of Pacific Canada 2012 • • • Port of Kitimat Economic Development Statistics, Major Projects briefs Origin, Destination & Marine Traffic Volume Survey TERMPOL Surveys and Studies 2010 District of Kitimat Investment Summary 20132015 Kitimat Modernization Project Stewart Bulk Terminals Expansion Project Northwest BC Major Projects, Terrace Economic Development Association 2011 Adding it All Up Conference Proceedings, 2012 Bulkley Valley Research Institute Canada LNG Project Description PRPA Land Use Plan 2020 Transportation Assessment of the Central and North Coast of British Columbia March 2, 2009 Thank you.

_by region 4000 3500 Rupert / Chatham Sound Kitimat / Douglas Channel Stewart /

_by region 4000 3500 Rupert / Chatham Sound Kitimat / Douglas Channel Stewart / Dixon Entrance All regions (Cruise + Ferry) 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 1 2006 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2013 9 10 11 12 13 2018 14 15 16 17 18 19 2024 20 21 22 * Approximations based on multiple data sources

_by vessel class 3500 LNG Tanker Container Bulk Carrier Cruise Ferry Tug & Barge

_by vessel class 3500 LNG Tanker Container Bulk Carrier Cruise Ferry Tug & Barge 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 1 2006 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2013 9 10 11 12 13 2018 14 15 16 17 18 19 2024 20 21 22 * Approximations based on multiple data sources

_ by existing and proposed 4000 Existing + projected growth Proposed EOI 3500 3000

_ by existing and proposed 4000 Existing + projected growth Proposed EOI 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 2006 1 2 3 4 5 6 2013 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 182024 19 20 21 22 2018 * Approximations based on multiple data sources

_ existing and proposed 4000 Existing + projected growth Proposed EOI 3500 3000 2500

_ existing and proposed 4000 Existing + projected growth Proposed EOI 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 2006 1 2 3 4 5 6 2013 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 182024 19 20 21 22 2018 * Approximations based on multiple data sources

Vessel Categories All Merchant Vessels All Tugs All Fishing Vessels All Special Vessels All

Vessel Categories All Merchant Vessels All Tugs All Fishing Vessels All Special Vessels All U. S. Coast Guard Vessels All Tankers All Pleasure Crafts All Coast Guard Vessels All War Vessels All barges alone All Excursion Vessels All DFO Vessels 2012 Prince Rupert Zone Movement, total sector transits (from MCTS data)

Source: Southeast Alaska Vessel Traffic Study 2012

Source: Southeast Alaska Vessel Traffic Study 2012

A few caveats… • Does not represent seasonal variation • Does not represent ship

A few caveats… • Does not represent seasonal variation • Does not represent ship presence • Does not reflect variability in ship size • Does not capture tugrelated service for construction phases, or operation presence • Resource extraction projects have lifespans Photo credit: Mike Ambach

Non-shipping • • Ocean Renewables Seismic Construction Small Vessels Photo credit: Mike Ambach

Non-shipping • • Ocean Renewables Seismic Construction Small Vessels Photo credit: Mike Ambach

Typical Timeline: When and how does sound get identified? Source: Pacific Northwest LNG Project

Typical Timeline: When and how does sound get identified? Source: Pacific Northwest LNG Project Description

Geographic Scope

Geographic Scope

Sound as a Valued Ecosystem Component?

Sound as a Valued Ecosystem Component?

Gold Rush Mitigation • Baseline? • Seasonal variation? • Geographic range of acoustic impacts?

Gold Rush Mitigation • Baseline? • Seasonal variation? • Geographic range of acoustic impacts? • Masking effect? • Cumulative effects, including “reasonably foreseeable future projects” A common, shared understanding of realistic future scenarios.

Source: Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment, Phase A – Preliminary Risk Assessment Det Norske Veritas

Source: Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment, Phase A – Preliminary Risk Assessment Det Norske Veritas (2010)

Source: Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment, Phase A – Preliminary Risk Assessment Det Norske Veritas

Source: Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment, Phase A – Preliminary Risk Assessment Det Norske Veritas (2010)

Source: Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment, Phase A – Preliminary Risk Assessment Det Norske Veritas

Source: Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment, Phase A – Preliminary Risk Assessment Det Norske Veritas (2010)

Discussion How to plan around (noise) mitigation in a rapidly changing environment? What is

Discussion How to plan around (noise) mitigation in a rapidly changing environment? What is essential to know about proposed/new vessel traffic now, and how can that flow of information be facilitated?