We help nations develop common sense policies to reduce destructive ocean noise.
Ocean noise might not sound like the most urgent problem facing marine life. And yet, it isn’t just destructive, it can be deadly.
High levels of noise from shipping, oil and gas exploration, naval sonar training, and construction are drowning out the ocean’s natural sounds. This diminishes the ability for whales, dolphins, and other marine life to communicate, feed, breed, and survive.
Ocean noise and international commerce are connected. This is why we’ve worked to better understand the problem and set better standards.
In Europe, national legislation and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive envision firm decibel limits on ocean noise emissions. We’ve also worked with shipping companies and the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee to push progress further around the world.
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The problems we face are urgent, complicated, and resistant to change. Real solutions demand creativity, hard work, and involvement from people like you.