Report of the pre-meeting on advancing efforts to address underwater noise from shipping, virtual meeting, 11 May 2020
International Whaling Commission
Cholewiak and Leaper convened the meeting. Cholewiak opened the remote meeting noting that it was only three hours because of the need to accommodate different times zones. This meant that the original agenda and scope for the planned full day face-to-face meeting had been considerably reduced. The workshop therefore focussed on low-frequency noise from large ships, assessment frameworks for ambient sound, and collaboration with other organisations to address shipping noise.