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NOAA's Ocean Noise Strategy
Sources contributing to ocean soundscapes
(Figure: Mike Thompson, NOAA/SBNMS)
What is the purpose of the Strategy?
The development of a NOAA-wide, forward looking Ocean Noise Strategy (ONS) began following our CetSound tool building project. The ONS will articulate NOAA's vision for addressing ocean noise impacts over the next 10 years and guide science and management actions towards that vision.
NOAA's 10 year Ocean Noise Strategy: (http://cetsound.noaa.gov/ons)
Successful implementation of the ONS is intended to lead to: