[MARMAM] New NZ DOC-approved PAM training courses -

Sam Nichols sn1608 at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 15 01:57:12 PST 2016

*New Zealand Experienced Passive Acoustic Monitoring Assessment (PAM)*

*New Zealand Passive Acoustic Monitoring Training (PAM)*

 Seiche Training is pleased to announce two new training courses for 2016
approved by the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC).

*New Zealand Experienced PAM Assessment *

*25, 26 and 27 April 2016*

*Devon, UK*

This three day assessment will result in candidates gaining DOC approved
accreditation as an experienced PAM Operator.

After successfully completing the seven modules, and after DOC approval,
you will be recognised by the New Zealand government as an Experienced PAM
Operator (or a Trained PAM Operator for those with less than 12 weeks’
experience in NZ waters).

You will need a minimum of 12 weeks’ experience offshore as a PAM Operator
to enrol on this course. Offshore experience can be from any location,
however, those with less than 12 weeks’ experience in New Zealand waters
will achieve a ‘trained’ status that can be upgrade to an ‘experienced’
status upon completion of 12 weeks as a PAM operator in New Zealand waters.

*New Zealand PAM Training*

This course will result in candidates gaining DOC approved accreditation as
a PAM Operator.

It is suitable for candidates working within the industry wanting to expand
their skillset as well as those new to PAM. The New Zealand Department of
Conservation requires that those working as PAM Operators in New Zealand
complete approved training and assessment.

The course covers eleven modules and is consistent with the standards set
out in the 2013 Code of Conduct for minimising acoustic disturbance to
marine mammals from seismic survey operations.

Please contact training at seiche.com for more information, modules, costs,
new dates and an application form for these courses.

*Seiche Training provides world-class marine courses and professional
training for individuals, companies and schools in the UK and around the
globe.  **Bespoke courses and in-house company training on all topics
relating to Passive Acoustic Monitoring, Marine Mammal Monitoring and
Underwater Acoustics can also be provided.*

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