RTE & TBM Environment
This project is assessing whether temporarily increased turbidity and noise levels caused by the installation of new subsea cables have an impact on seabed ecosystems. Growth ring rates and behavior of Great Scallop (Pecten maximus) are used as indicators for such impacts since they are particularly sensitive to changes in their environment.
This project is assessing the potential impact of temporarily increased turbidity and noise levels on seabed ecosystems. The French TSO RTE in collaboration with TBM Environnement are testing whether changes in the growth record of organisms naturally present in the area can serve as indicator of ecosystem disturbances linked to the installation of transmission cables in shallow coastal marine areas. The submitted practice is the result of several years of interdisciplinary research on Great Scallop growth ring.