Quiet Vessel Initiative

The objective of the Quiet Vessel Initiative (QVI) is to provide federal contribution funding to support projects and activities that address the impacts of underwater vessel noise on the marine environment and vulnerable marine mammals – including the Southern Resident killer whale.

Our goals

  • Create opportunities to engage Indigenous groups about quiet vessel solutions and include traditional knowledge and participation in the project;
  • Research or testing projects to evaluate “quiet” technologies on marine vessels; and
  • Monitor underwater noise to assess the effectiveness of operational and technical mitigations aimed at addressing underwater noise.

We’re committed to managing the impacts of underwater noise and protecting Canada’s marine environment.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Quiet Vessel Initiative, email us at: quietvesselinitiative-initiativedenaviressilencieux@tc.gc.ca.