D3.2 Best practices guidelines on signal processing algorithms for the pre-processing of the data and for obtaining noise indicators
QUIETMED – Joint programme on noise (D11) for the implementation of the Second Cycle of the MSFD in the Mediterranean Sea
Millares, R., Popit, A., Zupancic, G., Ruiz, P., Novelino, A. and Tasker, M.
This document is Deliverable “D3.2 Best practices guidelines on signal processing algorithms for the pre-processing of the data and for obtaining noise indicators” of the QUIETMED project funded by the DG Environment of the European Commission within the call “DG ENV/MSFD Second Cycle/2016”. This call funds the next phase of MSFD implementation, in particular to achieve regionally coherent, coordinated and consistent updates of the determinations of GES, initial assessments and sets of environmental targets by July 2018, in accordance with Article 17(2a and 2b), Article 5(2) and Article 3(5) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC). The QUIETMED project aims to enhance cooperation among Member States (MS) in the Mediterranean Sea to implement the Second Cycle of the Marine Directive and in particular to assist them in the preparation of their MSFD reports by 2018 through: i) promoting a common approach at Mediterranean level to update GES and Environmental targets related to Descriptor 11 in each MS marine strategies ii) development of methodological aspects for the implementation of ambient noise monitoring programs (indicator 11.2.1) iii) development of a joint monitoring programme of impulsive noise (Indicator 11.1.1) based on a common register, including gathering and processing of available data on underwater noise. This confidential document reports the different steps that need to be taken to go from the registered sounds to the ambient noise indicators as described in the MSFD with particular emphasis of how it has been done in the QUIETMED project.
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