Joint register
of impulsive
noise in the
Sea Region.

Marine Directive 2008/56/CE (MSFD) represents a huge progress to preserve marine environment as it aims to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) by 2020. It highlights the need to establish anthropogenic noise levels that do not adversely affect marine environment (Descriptor 11).

For the MSFD implementation, the reporting and monitoring of impulsive underwater noise events is a requirement in national and regional monitoring programmes on D11. This web-GIS site has been created as a joint tool to provide and to share information regarding anthropogenic impulsive sound in water in support of the implementation of the second cycle of the MSFD in the Mediterranean Sea Region. This portal is one of the main results of the QUIETMED project funded by DG Environment (ENV), European Commission.