QUIETSEAS

Assisting cooperation for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive on underwater noise

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For better management of D11

This project aims to support Member States and Competent Authorities providing methods and tools to facilitate Descriptor 11-Underwater noise management.

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▪ Environmental Management ▪ Boosting cooperation ▪  Science-based policy ▪

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Objective 1

Identify relevant indicators for risk of impact assessment​ of shipping noise

acoustic propagation modelling

Objective 2

Consolidation of indicators on the state, pressure and impacts of underwater noise

methodology to establish threshold values for continuous sound

Objective 3

Promote harmonisation of regional work on threshold values

GES assessment

Objective 4

Providing management tools for GES assessment​

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Objective 5

Demonstrate the effectiveness of coordinated mitigation measures to reduce shipping noise

mitigation measures

Objective 6

Promote (sub)regional cooperation in the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea

QUIETSEAS is being developed by an expert team for science-based policy advice

The consortium is made up of 10 entities, including relevant actors of the Common Implementation Strategy, Competent Authorities, Intergovernmental entities, Research Centres and Universities.

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Facilitating underwater noise management

QUIETSEAS is a project funded by the DG Environment of the European Commission within the call “DG ENV/MSFD 2020” Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). This call funds the next phase of MSFD implementation. The project has a duration of 24 months starting on February 2021. is built on the work developed by the QUIETMED (2017-2019) and QUIETMED2 (2019-2021) projects.

A new tool will be released as output of Activity 7.

News & Press

19th TG-Noise Meeting

CTN, as cordinator of QUIETSEAS, was invited to attend the 19 th Meeting of the MSFD Common Implementation Strategy Technical Group on Underwater Noise (TG-Noise), celebrated virtually on 26th October 2021. During the meeting, Noelia Ortega, as Project Coordinator,...

Kick-off meeting of QUIETSEAS Project

Kick-off meeting of QUIETSEAS Project

Last 22th of Februarty, the Marine Technology Centre (CTN), as project coordinator, organised the kick-off meeting of QUIETSEAS project 'Assisting (sub) regional cooperation for the practical implementation of the MSFD second cycle by providing methods and tools for...