Rachel Aronson leads the Quiet Sound Program. Rachel’s background is in natural resources multi-stakeholder facilitation. She brings experience in connecting with stakeholders to inform decisions about how to manage natural resources and develop effective, durable policy.
The Quiet Sound Leadership Committee will engage with the Quiet Sound Working Groups and other stakeholders to move forward with the program and ultimately reduce the impact of large commercial vessels on Southern Resident Killer Whales in Washington waters.
Vessel Operations & Incentives
Use maritime expertise to propose voluntary measures for large commercial vessels to reduce acoustic and physical threats to SRKWs.
Evaluation & Adaptive Management Working Group
Use the best available science to evaluate program effectiveness and provide recommendations for operational improvements, and evaluate program impacts with regards to treaty rights and provide recommendations for operational improvements.
Monitoring Whales & Vessel Noise Working Group
Collect and interpret data to inform effective Quiet Sound initiatives.
Innovation & Vessel Quieting Working Group
Engage in research, development, and implementation/commercialization of technologies to address vessel quieting and whale sensing.
Whale Notification System to Vessels Working Group
Promote the distribution of real-time sightings of Southern Resident Killer Whales to commercial mariners.
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