Project collaborations


Joint programme for GES assessment on Descriptor 11 - noise in the Mediterranean Marine Region

​​​​​Lead Organization: CTN-Marine Technology Centre, Spain

Duration: 2019-2021

ICES contacts: 

Carlos Pinto​, ​Data System Analyst

Neil Holdsworth, Head of Data and Information

Project objectives:​

The QUIETMED2 project aims to enhance cooperation among EU Member States in the Mediterranean Sea Region to implement the Second Cycle of the Marine Directive and in particular to assist them in the preparation of their MSFD reports through the following specific objectives:

  • develop and implement a candidate impact indicator in the Mediterranean Region for D11C1 Criteria
  • make a joint proposal of a methodology to establish threshold values, list of elements and integration rules to implement the GES decision in reference to D11 in the Mediterranean Region
  • build an efficient data and information tool to support the implementation of the D11C1 Criteria and the update of the monitoring programmes of Impulsive Noise according to the new GES Decision
  • perform an operational pilot of an impulsive noise impact monitoring programme implemented with the updated Joint register to demonstrate its feasibility
  • promote Mediterranean Region Coordination by i) boosting current regional cooperation efforts of Barcelona Convention and others and ii) developing new cooperation measures
  • enhance collaboration among a wide network of stakeholders through the dissemination of the project results, knowledge share and networking​​

​ICES role:​​

ICES is part of 8 activities in this project. We provide scientific and advisory services of relevance for the ongoing implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.​

​​This project has received funding from the DG Environment, European Commission​.


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