Peer-reviewed scientific studies on the impacts of ocean noise on marine living resources,
submitted pursuant to paragraph 107 of General Assembly resolution 61/222


Updated on 21 July 2010

    The General Assembly in paragraph 107 of its resolution 61/222 on "Oceans and the law of the sea", adopted on 20 December 2006:

     "Encourages further studies and consideration of the impacts of ocean noise on marine living resources, and requests the Division to compile the peer-reviewed scientific studies it receives from Member States and to make them available on its website."

    The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea in a note verbale, dated 14 March 2007, addressed to all Member States referred to paragraph 107 of resolution 61/222 and informed Governments of the procedure for the submission of a peer-reviewed scientific study(ies) to the Division.

    In paragraph 162 of its resolution 64/71 on "Oceans and the law of the sea", adopted on 4 December 2009, the General Assembly: "[Encouraged] further research, studies and consideration of the impacts of ocean noise on marine living resources, and requests the Division to continue to compile the peer-reviewed scientific studies it receives from Member States and intergovernmental organizations pursuant to paragraph 107 of resolution 61/222 and, as appropriate, to make them, or references and links to them, available on its website."

     Below are the links to submissions sent by Member States and international organizations to the Division.

 

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Submission

Belgium By letter dated 29 June 2007, the Government of Belgium transmitted to the Division a list of peer-reviewed scientific studies on the impacts of ocean noise on marine living resources. Click here to view the list.
United States of America By communication dated 20 November 2007, the Government of the United States of America transmitted to the Division a list of peer-reviewed scientific studies on the impacts of ocean noise on marine living resources.
ACCOBAMS List of peer-reviewed scientific studies on the impacts of ocean noise on marine living resources submitted by the Permanent Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area pursuant to paragraph 162 of General Assembly resolution 64/71 of 4 December 2009
 

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