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UDT 2024


Underwater sound: the legislative battleground

09 Apr 2024
Theatre 2
Sonar & Comms

Underwater noise pollution is a growing threat, but are "quiet zones" the answer?

  • International noise standards: measuring and enforcing quieter seas for environmental protection.
  • Challenges for sonar operations: adapting to "Noise Quiet" zones, maintaining defense capabilities.
  • Opportunities for collaboration: transferring noise reduction technologies to commercial shipping.
  • Standardisation efforts: ensuring fair and effective regulations across the globe.
  • Classification societies and noise notations: incentivising quieter commercial vessels.
Peter Beerens, Senior Scientist - TNO
Iain Shepherd, Technical Director - MARCOM Technologies