In this issue: Recently published ‘Sounds’ study looks at underwater noise from shipping, its environmental impact and possible mitigation measures; EMSA adds RPAS capability for maritime surveillance over an extended coastal range; EMSA back-up vessel deployed for fisheries control and surveillance activities in support of EFCA; EMSA annual meetings with the pollution response community held online; EMSA attends Ballast water sampling exercise run by Spanish port authority; Marine equipment: 43rd MarED horizontal committee meeting; EMSA Academy offers first edition of EU institutions & maritime legislation course; EMSA Director addresses EU Parliament Transport Committee on highlights of Agency’s work in 2021; EMSA Director speaks at ‘Fishers for the future’ hearing held by EU Parliament Fisheries Committee; EMSA maritime picture helping Irish Coast Guard to deliver valuable search and rescue, maritime casualty and pollution response services; Pilot project on the facilitation of ship-to-shore reporting enters final phase; EMCIP incident reporting tool for non-registered users goes live; Online meet-up for cooperation framework of Accident Investigation bodies; Passenger ship safety: field visit conducted in Latvia.