JOMOPANS showcased on Dutch TV

23 October 2018 - Published by Anne Sofie Forfang

On 20 October, 1 million Dutch citizens watching the 8 o'clock news were presented to the JOMOPANS project and the problems of underwater noise for marine mammals. 

JOMOPANS develops monitoring tools to better understand and manage underwater noise which may be detrimental to marine species such as dolphins that depend on the transmission of sound for their internal communication and well-being. Humans are producing noise in the North Sea in many ways, for example by shipping traffic, off-shore construction, and seismic exploration. 

The broadcast was produced by the main Dutch broadcasting organisation NOS and covered the deployment of a new underwater noise measurement station  in the Netherlands, featuring project manager Niels Kinneging who explained about the project's aims and the transnational cooperation behind it. 

In addition, the project was covered by the youth news channel and the radio news also discussed underwater sound. 

> Watch the broadcast  (starts at app. 11:10)

> See an animation produced by NOS to illustrate the topic.

JOMOPANS plans to establish 14 monitoring stations, half of which are now operational. The first results are expected to be available at the end of 2018.

JOMOPANS has also been featured by the BBC