The European Life-PIAQUO project aims to reduce the impact of maritime traffic noise on marine ecosystems. It brings together ten partners. It aims to develop concrete solutions for maritime transport.
Launched in September 2019, this European project is led by Naval Group in cooperation with nine other French, Italian and Swedish partners: Fincantieri, Chorus, CETENA, Alseamar, Quiet Oceans, Kongsberg, Universita di Genova, Bureau Veritas and ESI Group.
The aim is to reduce the impact of noise from maritime traffic on ecosystems, as required by European regulations. Noise generated by maritime traffic has indeed increased over the last fifty years, due in particular to the increased number of ships and their tonnage. The solutions resulting from the project will be aimed at maritime transport stakeholders.
Naval Group’s commitment to this project is part of its desire to strengthen the dynamic of respect for the environment within its activities. The European PIAQUO project is also part of the European Union’s Green New Deal strategy.
With the support from the European Union
Naval Group’s expertise in acoustic discretion stems from the group’s unique skills: experts in propeller design, experts in acoustic discretion, experts in anachoidal materials.
The PIAQUO project, led by Naval Group, is divided into five research areas, two of which are also specifically led by Naval Group:
The Life-PIAQUO project is one of the finalists for the Blue Challenge Award, a competition organised by the Brittany Atlantic Sea Cluster. Internet users can elect the winner until June 30th by clicking here .
This competitiveness cluster brings together major companies and SMEs, public and private laboratories, universities and colleges involved in the maritime field. Its aim is to promote collaborative projects which, through innovation, meet the growing requirements of safety and sustainable development.