Underwater sound – Perspective from the oil and gas offshore industry in Europe

This policy brief gives an overview of underwater sound and how it is managed.

Underwater sound comes from various natural and man-made sources. A range of mitigation measures are typically implemented during offshore oil and gas industry activities. These are often combined with data collection methods that are carefully designed and implemented to address potential site-specific safety and environmental impacts identified during project planning.

IOGP develops international recommended practices and good practice guidelines to help inform assessment processes and provide recommendations for monitoring and mitigation activities. IOGP and its Members also actively engage in research programmes to further advance scientific understanding of potential impacts and improve mitigation and monitoring methods.

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