[MARMAM] FW: PSO & PAM training - Stuart Florida

Sarah Hancock sarah at seiche.eu.com
Fri Mar 21 02:23:12 PDT 2014

Marine Mammal Monitoring Training

17th - 21st April 2014 Stuart, Florida


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PSO Module


Protected Species Observer Training

BOEM & BSEE Compliant


A 2 day interactive course aimed at people

who wish to pursue a career in marine mammal

observation and mitigation for the offshore seismic

industry. This course has been designed to equip the

delegates with a thorough background on all the

aspects you will be required to know when working

offshore. We have incorporated a day on board a

vessel to allow you to gain experience with marine

mammal identification while at sea.


PAM Module


Passive Acoustic Monitoring



Comprehensive 'hands-on' PAM training

for delegates with a scientific background in biology

and marine sciences who have successfully completed

the certified PSO Module.


Day 1


. Introduction to Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

. Legislation within the Gulf of Mexico and

global oceans

. Introduction to Seismic Surveys

. Permitting Requirements

. Role of the PSO

. Data Collection and Reporting


Day 2


. Clues & Search Methods for Marine Mammals& Sea Turtles

. Species Identification

. Testing & Certification


Day 3 (classroom)


. Sound In Water

. Marine Mammals

. Anthropogenic Noise in the Sea

. Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Marine Mammals

. Local Mitigation Guidelines

. PAM Principles and the Role of the PAM Operator


Day 4 (classroom)


. PAM Hardware & Operations

. PAM Software

. PAMGuard Workshop


Day 5 (on a vessel)


. Set up and deployment of PAM systems and visual

observer stations

. Troubleshooting

. Real-time mitigation and reporting



Course Fee: $1500 for both courses


Course coordinator:

Sarah Hancock, Seiche Measurements Ltd

Tel: +44 1647 270169

Email: sarah at seiche.eu.com



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