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.
We have deliberately engaged world-leading scientists to guide our research and ensure that it conforms to the highest standards. The JIP is informed by an advisory board of experts and contacts with leading scientists to conduct research. Scientists must submit papers to scientific journals and release their data to the public.
The US regulatory process is governed by the use of sound science as required by the Data Quality Act ( aka the Information Quality Act). JIP papers can be presented in federal filings when there is need for technical support for an argument therein.
We have identified a number of publications that could be of assistance when making federal filings; the following list is not inclusive of all such JIP studies but are presented as publications representative of the JIP universe of such studies.