[MARMAM] MMO, PSO & PAM training in November

Recruitment recruitment at osc.co.uk
Mon Oct 25 03:49:18 PDT 2021

There is still time to register for Ocean Science Consulting Limited's (OSC) Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)-approved Marine Mammal Observer (MMO), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Protected Species Observer (PSO), and Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) training courses in November.

JNCC-certified MMOs comply with UK regulations and PSOs comply with USA regulations to minimise the risk of injury and disturbance to marine mammals from various offshore operations.  OSC's MMO course include lectures and discussion as well as practical elements including binocular and range estimation training at Dunbar Harbour, as well as practical role-play sessions. The PAM course includes hands-on learning of how to operate real PAM systems. These courses will be held in person at OSC's headquarters in Dunbar, Scotland.

OSC's next JNCC-approved MMO training course is planned for 16 November 2021 in Dunbar, Scotland, UK, for £220 per person (requires 5+ course attendees). This cost includes provision of a copy of the 'Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook' for each participant.

A Protected Species Observer (PSO) course is planned for the morning of 17 November 2021 in Dunbar, for £100 per person (requires 5+ course attendees and MMO course is prerequisite).

PAM training is planned for 17-19 November 2021 in Dunbar, for £450 per person. This course will involve practical components on use of PAM systems that will either be held between OSC's warehouse facilities and vessel Orca (weather dependent and requires 8+ course attendees).

Courses are intended to be held in person (face-to-face), and all participants will be required to provide proof of negative lateral flow test within the previous 48 hours, and ideally COVID-19 vaccination status prior to attending.

All courses are capped at a maximum of 10 participants. Prices are exclusive of VAT, which is charged at the current rate.

Course participants will also receive a discount for purchases of Marine Binoculars or Tripod Mounts from Opticron.

Further details can be found here: https://www.osc.co.uk/training/
And you can register for courses here: https://www.osc.co.uk/jncc-registration/

Best wishes,
OSC training team

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