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IOGP Sound and Marine Life (SML) Joint Industry Programme (JIP)

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)

Contribution, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all

The SML JIP, administered by IOGP, is a partnership of multiple oil and gas companies and the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC).

Established in 2006, the oil and gas exploration and production industry has adopted a pro-active role to improving scientific knowledge and understanding of potential impacts associated with underwater sound, through the establishment of the Sound and Marine Life Joint Industry Programme (SML JIP). Research projects funded through the JIP are categorised into several disciplines:

-Sound source characterisation and propagation
-Physical effects of sound on the hearing system
-Behavioural responses and biological significance
-Mitigation and monitoring
-Development of research tools.