Funding available for Quiet Vessel Initiative

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The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, has announced a new request for proposals to support the development of propulsion improving devices, specifically aimed at reducing underwater noise generated by propellers. The reduction of underwater promotes the protection and recovery of Canada’s endangered whale species as acoustic disturbances can affect their ability to find prey, navigate effectively, and communicate with each other, while also creating stress.

Projects will be funded through Transport Canada’s Quiet Vessel Initiative, which is testing the most promising technologies, vessel designs, retrofits and operational practices to make vessels quieter, reducing the impacts of underwater noise on vulnerable marine mammals, like the Southern Resident killer whale.  The deadline for bid submissions is July 28, 2022, and all projects are to be completed by March 31, 2024.

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