Monitoring Guidance for Underwater Noise in European Seas, Part I: Executive Summary. A guidance document within the Common Implementation Strategy for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive by MSFD Technical Subgroup on Underwater Noise.
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Van der Graaf, A.J.
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The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires European Member States (MS) to develop strategies for their marine waters that should lead to programmes of measures that achieve or maintain Good Environmental Status (GES) in European Seas. As an essential step in reaching good environmental status, MS should establish monitoring programmes enabling the state of the marine waters concerned to be assessed on a regular basis. Criteria and methodological standards on GES of marine waters were published in 2010 (Commission Decision 2010/477/EU). Two indicators were described for Descriptor 11 (Noise/Energy): Indicator 11.1.1 on low and mid frequency impulsive sounds and Indicator 11.2.1 on continuous low frequency sound (ambient noise). As a follow up to the Commission Decision, the Marine Directors in 2010 agreed to establish a Technical Subgroup (TSG) for further development of Descriptor 11 Noise/Energy. TSG (Underwater) Noise in 2011 focused on clarifying the purpose,.....
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
Series;NrJRC Scientific and Policy Report; EUR 26557
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Ocean sound
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
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CitationDekeling, R.P.A.; Tasker, M.L.; Van der Graaf, A.J.; Ainslie, M.A.; Andersson, M.H.; André, M.; Borsani, J.F.; Brensing, K.; Castellote, M.; Cronin, D.; Dalen, J.; Folegot, T.; Leaper, R.; Pajala, J.; Redman, P;, Robinson, S.P.; Sigray, P.; Sutton, G.; Thomsen, F.;; Werner, S.; Wittekind, D.; and Young, J.V. (2014) Monitoring Guidance for Underwater Noise in European Seas, Part I: Executive Summary, Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union, 138pp. (JRC Scientific and Policy Report EUR 26557). DOI: 10.2788/29293
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