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Assisting (sub) regional cooperation for the practical implementation of the MSFD second cycle by providing methods and tools for D11 (underwater noise).

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead Organization: CTN-Marine Technology Centre, Spain

Duration: 2021-2023

ICES contacts: 

Neil Holdsworth, Head of Data and Information

Lise Cronne-Grigorov​, Officer for Advisory Support and Projects​​

Project objectives:

QUIETSEAS aims to support the practical development of the second implementation cycle under the MSFD for D11 (underwater noise). It covers thematic priorities of the call by
i) identifying specific impact indicators (for sensitive speciesmarine mammals) to enable D11C2 risk-based assessment;
ii) promoting the consolidation of pressure and impact indicators for D11C1;
iii) providing common methodologies to facilitate the implementation of assessment frameworks and setting
thresholds values;
iv) delivering two tools for effective risk based management of
D11C1 and D11C2 to assist regional and subregional cooperation for the GES assessment ;
v) assessing the effectiveness of potential coordinated measures to reduce the pressure caused by the opportunistic slowdown of the maritime traffic during COVID-19 and
v) building capacities to ensure knowledge transfer, capitalization of results beyond the life of the project and results that align with and support MSFD.


​ICES role:​​

ICES is part of 8 activities in this project. We provide scientific and advisory services of relevance for the ongoing implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.​


This project has received funding from DG Environment of the European Commission within the “DG ENV/MSFD 2020 call” under Grant Agreement No. 110661/2020/839603/SUB/ENV.C.2​

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