[MARMAM] Houston PAM level 1 and PAM level 2 training courses - June 25-27th 2015

Sam Nichols sn1608 at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 29 05:06:15 PDT 2015

2015Seiche PAM level 1 course*

Comprehensive and hands-on PAM training for delegates with a scientific
background in biology or marine sciences who have successfully completed a
certified PSO or MMO course.

Day 1 (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 2 (classroom)
PAM Hardware & Operations
PAM Software
PAMGuard Workshop

Day 3 (on a vessel)
Set-up and deployment of PAM systems and visual observer stations
Real-time mitigation and reporting

*Seiche PAM level 2 course*
This new three day course builds on Seiche’s Level 1 course to develop
practical PAM knowhow for troubleshooting problems, deployment and more
advanced use of PAMGuard for mitigation.
It is aimed at delegates with some PAM experience or who have completed
Level 1. A scientific background is preferred, ideally in biology and
marine sciences. The skills developed on the course can be applied to all
PAM equipment currently in the marketplace.
Delegates will have a mix of interactive sessions, lectures and hands-on
access to equipment.
The course begins by refreshing delegates’ knowledge on sound in water,
marine mammal acoustics, PAM and PAMGuard. It moves on to explore advanced
settings for identifying and localizing marine mammal species. This will
then be applied using real-life data for projects requiring mitigation –
such as shutdowns on seismic surveys.
How to troubleshoot problems with both hardware and software will be
covered, drawing on Seiche’s extensive experience of in-field support.
Delegates will be able to take a closer look at the inner workings of the
kit in a hands-on session. The course finishes with practical
demonstrations of the best deployment methods of PAM kit, with seismic
vessels specifically in mind.

Thorough support material is provided.

Modules covered:
• Sound in Water: a review
• PAM and PAMGuard: a review
• Identifying Marine Mammal Detections during Seismic Surveys
• Localizing Marine Mammal Detections during Seismic Surveys
• Advanced Settings of PAMGuard
• PAMGuard Software Troubleshooting
• Marine Mammal Vocalizations
• Report Writing for Marine Mammal Detections
• PAM Hardware: inner working of the kit
• Practical PAM Hardware: troubleshooting and repairing kit
• Deployment Methods and Troubleshooting
• Practical Deployment

For more info and booking, please contact Sarah Hancock by emailing
s.hancock at seiche.com.
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