Funding partners from Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania and Spain have partnered through JPI Oceans, in collaboration with BANOS, BlueMed and NOAA, in a new joint call for proposals on underwater noise in the marine environment. The call was launched on 20 December 2021 and is endorsed as a contribution to the UN Ocean Decade.
Projects are called to (1) study effects of anthropogenic noise pollution on marine ecosystems and/or (2) innovate seismic sources as an option for quieter and effective alternatives to conventional marine geophysical exploration. Find out more in the call for proposals on the JPI Oceans Website.
The call gives opportunities to address and apply standardization of methodologies and measurements of marine sound, and thus connects thematically to the MINKE-project (Metrology for Integrated Marine Management and Knowledge-Transfer Network) and its objectives related to underwater sound measurement.
The joint call on marine noise is a good first example of synergy from intertwining JPI Oceans activities and the MINKE-project. As partner in MINKE, JPI Oceans continues its long-term engagement in marine metrology and calibration. We look forward to keep building bridges in the international research and policy landscape, says Thorsten Kiefer, Executive Director of JPI Oceans.