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Funding is being provided by the by the Joint Industry Programme on E&P Sound and Marine Life (JIP) and by the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This is part of the JIP broad investigation in to the potential interaction between the sounds that are generated by the offshore industry and the marine environment. The JIP is managed by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP). The contributing companies are BG group, BHP Billiton, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eni, ExxonMobil, IAGC, Santos, Statoil and Woodside. The International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) is also a contributor.
There will be four experiments in September and October from 2010 to 2014.