JIP Research Studies Available

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers’ E & P Sound & Marine Life Joint Industry Programme states that it

“supports research to help increase understanding of the effect of sound on marine life generated by oil and gas exploration and production activity.  The research helps governments make regulatory decisions based on the best science and the industry develop effective mitigation strategies.  This helps us supply much needed energy to people around the world.”

The JIP research studies are available here.



Underwater Acoustics: 2018 Webinar Series for the International Regulatory Community

The last two webinars of this four-part series will focus on topics related to fishes.

  • Craig Radfordwill provide a review of Sound Production and Reception in Teleost Fishes on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
  • Arthur Popperwill provide a review of the Potential Effects of Sound on Marine Fishes on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT

Interested individuals must register in advance for each webinar. Register here.



A Cornucopia of Research on Understanding  the Co-existence  of Oil and Gas Exploration and  Marine Life


CRE has become aware of an invaluable source of information on oil and gas exploration as it relates to marine life. The information is made available through the research of the Joint Industry Programme presented on this website. CRE’s interest in the program is a result of the programme’s focus on providing  sound scientific information to support regulatory decisions.

The JIP states:

In 2006 a group of international oil and gas companies committed to uniting their resources to fund a research programme to improve understanding of the potential physicial and behavioural effects of the sound created by finding and producing oil and gas or different forms of marine life. This Joint Industry Programme (JIP) is the most extensive industry research programme in this field.

“ANP Launches Environmental Database”

The Brazilian Natural oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency published the above-captioned press release, which reads in part as follows:

“The National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) launched on Tuesday (25/9), during Rio Oil & Gas, the Environmental Database, which brings together, on a single basis, research data related to the environmental licensing during the oil exploration and production phases. The project is a partnership between the Agency and IBAMA.

The objective is for the ANP to collaborate with IBAMA in the process of granting environmental licenses, as it broadens access to reliable and georeferenced technical data.

NMFS Issues IHA to Navy ONR for Research in Beaufort and Chukchi

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an incidental harassment authorization to the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research to incidentally harass, by Level Bharassment only, marine mammals during research activities associated

with the Arctic Research Activities project in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The Navy’s activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. MPA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. This Authorization is effective from September 20, 2018, through September 19, 2019.

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