Programme: H2020 – Research and Innovation Actions

Project title: Solutions At Underwater Radiated Noise

Acronym: SATURN

Duration: 01/02/2021 – 31/01/2025

Total Budget: € 8.965.964

ISMAR budget: € 250.000

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The SATURN consortium brings together leading experts in bioacoustics; population biology; marine mammal, fish and invertebrate biology; maritime architecture and engineering; shipping; maritime policy; stakeholder engagement and science communication. We will combine expertise from these disciplines to work with unity of purpose and clarity of intent to identify:

The sounds that are most detrimental to aquatic species and how they are produced and propagated;
The short-term and cumulative long-term negative impacts of noise from shipping and boats on three representative groups of aquatic species in rivers and the sea (invertebrates, fish and marine mammals);
The most promising options for measuring and reducing the negative impacts of ship noise that can be applied to current and future vessels.

Contact person in ISMAR:


  1. University College Cork (UCC) (Ireland)
  2. Aarhus Universitet (AU) (Denmark)
  3. Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore SAS BV (France)
  4. CETENA S.p.A (CETENA) (Italy)
  5. Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (CEFAS) (United Kingdom)
  6. DNV GL AS (DNVGL) (Norway)
  7. JASCO Applied Sciences GmbH (JASCO) (Germany)
  8. Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland (MARIN) (Netherlands)
  9. Naval Group (NG) (France)
  10. Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO) (Netherlands)
  11. Consorcio para el Diseño, Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación de la Plataforma Oce ánica de Canarias (PLOCAN) (Spain)
  12. Quiet Oceans (QO) (France)
  13. Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TIHO) (Germany)
  14. Técnicas y Servicios de Ingeniería, S.L (TSI) (Spain)
  15. Wärtsilä Netherlands B.V. (WART) (Netherlands)
  16. Universiteit Leiden (LEID) (Netherlands)
  17. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech (UPC) (Spain)
  18. Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (CNR) (Italy)
  19. Universidad de la Laguna (ULL) (Spain)