The QUIETMED project – “Joint programme on noise (D11) for the implementation of the Second Cycle of the MSFD in the Mediterranean Sea” – is aimed at enhancing cooperation among Member States in the Mediterranean Sea Basin to implement the Second Cycle of the Marine Directive and in particular to assist them in the preparation of their MSFD reports by 2018, in particular as regards Descriptor 11 on underwater noise. It will also contribute to address underwater noise monitoring gaps in the Mediterranean improving coherence and adequacy of MSFD implementation.
About & Specific Objectives
- Develop a common approach to the definition of threshold at MED level
Recommend methodology for assessments of noise indicators in the Mediterranean Sea basin taking into account the criteria and methodological standards defined for Descriptor11
- Establish methodologies and guidelines for monitoring of underwater noise in the Mediterranean sea
- Establish standards and joint recommendations for hardware calibration and signal processing algorithms for data processing
- Pilot projects of underwater noise monitoring and mapping.
April 2017 - December 2018