Progress against milestone 1.2040.2
High seas and coastal marine protected areas are established and enforced, and marine spatial plans are in place
March 14, 2024

The European Commission set binding limits for underwater noise pollution, developed under the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). These measures set mandatory thresholds for underwater noise pollution in order to address the threat this poses to marine biodiversity, and should be used by Member States when they update their marine strategies under the MSFD, by October 2024.