[MARMAM] PSO & PAM courses in Alaska, July 2015

Sam Nichols sn1608 at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 21 05:04:05 PDT 2015

*PSO and PAM Courses*

*20-21 and 22-24 July 2015*

*Anchorage, Alaska*

*run by Seiche Training and CSA*

Seiche Training and CSA are market leaders in the provision of Marine
Mammal Monitoring training in the USA, UK and around the world.   Two and
three day courses provide delegates with the tools needed to work offshore
as Protected Species Observers and Passive Acoustic Monitoring operators. A
combination of classroom and vessel sessions ensure the highest level of

*PSO course*

Protected Species Observer Training

This 2 day interactive course is intended for people who wish to pursue a
career in marine mammal observation and mitigation for the offshore seismic
industry. The course has been designed to equip the delegates with a
thorough background knowledge of all aspects of working offshore.

Day 1 (classroom)
Introduction to Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
Legislation within the Gulf of Mexico & Global Oceans
Introduction to Seismic Surveys
Permitting Requirements
Role of the PSO
Data Collection and Reporting

Day 2 (classroom)

Clues & Search Methods for Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles

Species Identification

Testing & Certification

*PAM course*

Passive Acoustic Monitoring Training

3 days of comprehensive ‘hands-on’ PAM training for delegates with a
scientific background in biology and marine sciences who have successfully
completed a certified PSO or MMO course.

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
Real-time mitigation and reporting

See http://www.seiche.com/topics/96-pso-pam-combined-course for more
details, registration and booking. Or contact s.hancock at seiche.com.
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