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

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

IOGP Sound and Marine Life (SML) Joint Industry Programme (JIP) 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

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.

Start Date: 01/01/2005
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Harvey Johnstone (

challenges: Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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