Media Advisory: Impact of Underwater Noise

A side event, where experts will discuss the urgent need to assess, regulate and address the impacts of underwater noise, a transboundary threat, will be held on the side lines of the 19th United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea taking place from 18 to 22 June 2018 in New York.

Experts will present the latest information about the risk of noise for food supply and prey species, including impacts on the wider food web, best practices, and the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) guidelines, developed to assess underwater noise impacts on marine species prior to licencing of noise generating activities. The Guidelines were endorsed by over 120 Government Parties to CMS in October 2017 and provide a proactive, solution oriented tool.


Last updated on 18 June 2018