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 D11 (underwater noise)’.

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.

The QUIETSEAS project aims to support Member States (MS) and Competent Authorities for the practical development of the MSFD through assisting (sub) regional cooperation by providing methods and tools for underwater noise (D11) assessment and management. This project is built on the work developed by the QUIETMED (2017-2019) and QUIETMED2 (2019-2021) projects, funded in previous MSFD calls.

The QUIETSEAS project is developed by a consortium made up of 10 entities, coordinated by the Marine Technology Centre in Spain (CTN), including relevant actors of the Common Implementation Strategy (TG Noise), Regional Sea Conventions (Barcelona – UNEP/MAP, OSPAR), and Competent Authorities. ACCOBAMS (Monaco), SHOM (France), HCMR (Greece), POLIMI (Italy), IZVRS (Slovenia), SPA/RAC (Tunisia), MHD (Romania), DHM (Cyprus), and ICES (Denmark) set up this team.