[MARMAM] PSO, JNCC MMO and PAM Online eLearning Training Courses

Alison Gill alisongill at intelligentocean.com
Tue Feb 27 13:27:21 PST 2024

Intelligent Ocean Ltd is pleased to offer three eLearning courses which can
be started at any time.

   - *BOEM/BSEE Protected Species Observer (PSO) eLearning Training Course
   for the U.S. Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico (GBP 200 per person)*

   - *JNCC Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) eLearning Training Course (GBP 150
   per person)*
   - *Passive Acoustic Monitoring and PAMGUARD Software eLearning Training
   Course (GBP 150 per person)*

The *BOEM/BSEE PSO course* is required for you to work as a Protected
Species Observer (PSO) in the U.S. Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico and
covers an in-depth explanation of mitigation principles and example
mitigation measures for a range of project types (geophysical surveys,
piling, explosives (introduction to the PROP program) and vessel strike
avoidance). Additionally, there is an in-depth section on dredging
operations and the role of the PSO for monitoring and collection of
specific data and tissue sampling (aim as a pre-runner course to further
specialised training). Further details and how to book can be found at this
link https://www.intelligentocean.com/pso-elearning/

The *Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) MMO registered course *is
required for you to work as a Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) in UK
Continental Shelf waters during offshore projects such as seismic surveys,
pile-driving and projects involving the use of explosives. This course has
been approved by the JNCC as a valid alternative to the usual classroom
taught course. Alternatively, project managers or interested parties may
wish to complete this course for awareness of how MMOs work or for
Continuous Professional Development (CPD).  Further details and how to book
can be found at this link

The *Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) course* is designed to introduce
this technique of monitoring for marine mammals to MMOs, researchers,
project managers or any other interested parties. It covers basic acoustic
theory, the use of a spectrogram to view example marine mammal vocalisation
types and other ocean noise, PAM equipment components, assembly and
deployment and finally an exercise in configuring the industry standard PAM
software - PAMGUARD.  *This course has received recognition as an
accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course by the
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). * Further
details and how to book can be found at this link

To complete the eLearning courses you simply log in, read, learn and then
pass assessments based on the course content. You set the pace of your
learning. You will have access to the extensive course material for 3 years
with the option to renew after this for another 3 years for a small fee if
you would like continuous access to the course material and any updates
that may occur. This means that even after the training you will have
continuous access to material which is current for regulations and PAMGUARD
software. A great resource for any working professional.

The JNCC MMO and PAM courses usually take between 1 to 2 full days to
complete. The BOEM/BSEE PSO course is a much more detailed and extensive
course and will take 3 to 4 days to complete.

Companies wishing to sign up members of their staff please email
support at intelligentocean.com for registration and invoicing.

Intelligent Ocean’s staff have extensive experience of working offshore as
MMOs and PAM operators in addition to marine mammal survey work and nature
guiding. We have been offering training courses since 2009 and have trained
over 2000 persons working in marine mammal mitigation.


Alison Gill

Director and Trainer

Intelligent Ocean Ltd

*https://www.intelligentocean.com/ <https://www.intelligentocean.com/>*

Registered in England Company Registration Number: 07590688
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