Evaluation of Ship Underwater Noise Reduction Targets (UVNRTs)

Client : Transport Canada, Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER)

Expertise & Consulting

Year of realization: 2023-2024


Assistance to Transport Canada in supporting the ongoing development of a policy on ship underwater noise management plans and reduction targets using ship noise data collected by the MARS station on the east coast of Canada.

  • Detailed comparative analysis of MARS and SESM stations.
  • Evaluation of factors influencing noise levels.
  • Design of a data comparison method.
  • Calculation of median radiated noise levels by vessel class.
  • Discussion of cautions and interpretation limitations.

Formulation of recommendations on the applicability of radiated noise limits by geographic region.