In 2011, the name of the Seismic Survey Task Force was changed to Noise Task Force to acknowledge that its remit should include all aspects of the noise issue and not exclusively those related to seismic surveys.
The 1st Noise Task Force meeting was held in Vancouver on 13-14 November 2011 and the 2nd meeting just before the 11th WGWAP meeting, on 9-10 February 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3rd Noise Task Force meeting was held, again under the chairmanship of Greg Donovan, on 2-3 November in Busan, Republic of Korea. The topics considered at this meeting included results of the monitoring and mitigation program applied to Sakhalin Energy’s 2012 2-D seismic geotechnical survey, analyses of data collected during Sakhalin Energy’s 2010 Astokh 4-D seismic survey, status of past noise recommendations, cumulative noise impacts and other issues.
The 4th Noise Task Force meeting took place from 12-13 May 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, immediately prior to the 13th WGWAP meeting.
The 5th Noise Task Force meeting took place from 11-12 October 2013 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The 6th Noise Task Force meeting took place from 3-4 April 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The 7th Noise Task Force meeting will take place from 3-5 October 2014 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia.