Marine toolbox

Review of underwater noise impacts and their mitigation

On behalf of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Bluedot’s Founder, Neil Cousins, has co-authored a technical series report that reviews the impacts of anthropogenic underwater sound on marine biodiversity and related mitigation approaches.

  • a comprehensive state of knowledge review collating research and guidance
  • consideration of all potentially sensitive marine taxa in one place
  • a review of effects and existing mitigation approaches in one place
  • an understanding what is currently known and where uncertainties remain
  • a basis for understanding the importance of this issue for the health of ocean ecosystems
  • recommendations for the need for continued and expanded collaboration and research

A copy of the report is freely available for download from the CBD website and can be accessed by clicking the report cover below.