Noise Task Force


In 2011, the name of the Seismic Survey Task Force was changed to Noise Task Force to acknowledge that its remit should include all aspects of the noise issue and not exclusively those related to seismic surveys. 

This Task Force is chaired by Dr Greg Donovan. 


  • NTF-1 meeting: 13-14 November 2011, in Vancouver, Canada
  • NTF-2 meeting: 9-10 February 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • NTF-3 meeting: 2-3 November 2012, Busan, Republic of Korea
  • NTF-4 meeting: 12-13 May 2013, in Tokyo, Japan
  • NTF-5 meeting: 11-12 October 2013, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • NTF-6 meeting: 3-4 April 2014, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • NTF-7 meeting: 3-5 October 2014, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation
  • NTF-8 meeting: 17-18 November 2014, in Washington D.C., USA
  • NTF-9 meeting: 19-20 November 2015, in Moscow, Russian Federation
  • NTF-10 meeting: 17-18 May 2016, in Gland, Switzerland


Thanks to the support of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), a brochure on Marine Seismic Surveys - Modern Approaches to Minimizing Risks in Environmentally Sensitive Areas - Sakhalin Case Study was produced. It was first launched and distributed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Republic of Korea, September 2012, among others, and is available on this website in both English and Russian. As an outcome of work between 2006-2012, a scientific paper Responsible Practices for Minimizing and Monitoring Environmental Impacts of Marine Seismic Surveys with an Emphasis on Marine Mammals was published in the journal Aquatic Mammals at the end of 2013 with a global media release in January 2014 in both English and Russian.