Ship noise and water wave measurement on the Hungarian section of the Danube
The aim of the Hungarian TEN-T Inland Waterway Development Program (Improving the Navigability of the Danube) is to develop a multimodal transport corridor that manages inland waterway transport and environmental and ecological objectives in a coordinated way, taking into account the socio-economic functions of the waterway.The most important element of the waterway quality (navigability) requirements for the Danube is the provision of barrier-free traffic conditions for ships and their convoys with a standard draft of 25 decimetres and a carrying capacity of 1300-1600 tons in European international navigation at least 300 days a year.
The 5th action of the priority area of the EU Danube Region Strategy water quality (EUSDR PA4) aims to support measures enabling the migration of fish in the Danube basin. To this end, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as the co-coordinator of the EUSDR PA4 area, within the framework of the DTP-PAC2-PA4 (PA04-Water quality) project for the preparation of e-learning material on the topic “Investigation of the effect of noise and waves caused by shipping on the fish species living in the affected aquatic environment” intends to provide on-site measurements and the preparation of a background/fundamental study (DT223 Development of a study as background document for pilot e-learning material). The investigation is linked to the planned interventions of the Hungarian TEN-T inland waterway development (improving the navigability of the Danube) program and gives an opportunity to get an idea of the impact of intensive ship traffic on spawning and fish-nursery sites, on breeding and migrating fish stocks.
In order to implement the above tasks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade commissioned an expert company for a joint venture to carry out noise measurements on the jointly designated river sections and prepare a study based on them.
The results of the measurements are published [download-attachment id=”3740″ title=”Uploaded2_WEBSITE_EUSDR_PA4_ship_noise_Summary_study_2.0_com_update1″].