Marine Mammal Observer & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook
This is the ultimate instruction manual for mitigation measures to minimise man-made acoustical and physical disturbances to marine mammals from industrial and defence activities. Based on more than two decades of offshore experience, and a decade of supplying MMO (Marine Mammal Observer) and PAM (Passive Acoustic Monitoring) services, both commercial and scientific, the Handbook is a long-overdue reference guide that seeks to improve standards worldwide for marine operations such as seismic and drilling exploration, wind farm piling, civil engineering, dredging, rock-dumping, and hydrographical surveys. By popular request, this manual will also form an accompaniment to MMO and PAM courses. The Handbook consolidates all aspects of this discipline into one easily accessible resource, to educate all stakeholders (e.g. MMOs, PAM operators, suppliers, recruitment agencies, clients, contractors, regulators, NGOs, consultants, scientists, academia and media), regardless of experience. Topics include worldwide legislation, compliance, anthropogenic noise sources and potential effects, training, offshore life, visual and acoustic monitoring (theory and practice), marine mammal distribution, hearing and vocalisations, and report writing.
- ISBN: 9781907807664
- Editor(s): Victoria Todd, Ian Todd, Jane Gardiner, Erica Morrin
- Stock Code: 7807664
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 350
- Published: 2014
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