Projects Related To The Population Consequences Of Acoustic Disturbance (PCAD) Model.

The PCAD (Population Consequences of Acoustic Disturbance) model was developed by the US National Academies of Sciences National Resource Council in 2005 to evaluate how changes in behaviour caused by acoustic disturbance, may result in population effects by affecting the critical life functions of marine mammals. It was a conceptual model that had no predictive capabilities.

An important role of the JIP was to be the first to apply the PCAD framework in real-world situations and assess whether it needed revising or developed further.

Our research has been broken down in three parts which can be viewed below: