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UK Marine Noise Registry raw data publication January 2021 2021


A copy of all data held in the Marine Noise Registry (MNR) database, other than personal data, along with permission to re-use the data provided.

When using and/or interpreting the MNR output maps and spatial data, users should take into account the caveats in the enclosed document MNR_datacaveats_2021Jan.docx and refer to the data dictionary, data_dictionary_MNR_RawData_2021Jan.xlsx.

Noise events are described in pulse block days (PBD), using the UK oil and gas licensing grid, which consists of a series of blocks measuring 10 minutes latitude by 12 minutes longitude. A PBD is when at least one noise event (between the frequencies of 10 Hz and 10 kHz, multibeam echosounders up to 12 kHz) has occurred within a block on a particular day.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·01·14

JNCC. 2021. UK Marine Noise Registry raw data publication January 2021.

Impulsive underwater noise data were collated in the UK Marine Noise Registry (, an online database used to fulfil the UK requirements for monitoring loud, low to mid frequency impulsive noise for UK Marine Strategy Part One.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Data collated by JNCC via the Marine Noise Registry. Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0. The data may be used with the following attribution: Contains data collated by JNCC and Oil and Gas Authority data © copyright and database right 2021

Metadata date 2021·02·24

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

Temporal extent 2015·01·01 2021·01·14

Spatial extent
North 61.99952695
South 49.49901065
East 3.39854704
West -14.20002183
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