Training MMOs since 1996
Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs) monitor the presence of marine mammals during activities such as seismic surveys (used in the exploration for oil and gas) and construction projects (e.g. offshore wind farms, harbours, bridges, etc.). They provide advice to ensure that operations comply with relevant guidelines to reduce the risk of injury or disturbance to marine mammals.
Carolyn Barton has been training MMOs for two decades and is approved by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)/ Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). She is an experienced MMO who has been involved in the development of mitigation and data recording practices, has researched the response of marine mammals to sound and has assessed operator compliance. This breadth of experience enables the delivery of high quality training about the role of the MMO and the operation of the guidelines.
JNCC-recognised MMO course
BOEM/ BSEE accepted PSO course
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