Monitoring programme: Energy, including underwater noise Programme topic: Underwater noise
The coordinated regional monitoring sub-programme was approved by HOD 54-2018. The monitoring of the sound pressure level of continuous low frequency anthropogenic sounds in the Baltic Sea sub-regions is done by each Contracting Party although coordinated by EN-Noise.
Common monitoring guidelines: ambient noise.
Common quality assurance programme: missing. National QA/QC exists.
Common database: to be considered at HOD 55-2018.
Monitoring is to be carried out to fulfill assessment requirements of HELCOM ecological objectives that are specified through HELCOM core indicators. The requirements on monitoring can include number of stations, frequency or sampling and replication.
Adequacy for assessment of GES (Q5d)
Monitoring should provide adequate data and information to enable the periodic assessment of environmental status, and distance from and progress towards GES as required by MSFD under Article 9 and 11.
Assessment of natural variability (Q5e)