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Florida PSO & PAM courses - 23-27 March

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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:10:04 +0000

PSO and PAM courses, 23-27 March 2015 - Florida, USA

Run by Seiche Training and CSA


PSO course

Protected Species Observer Training (BOEM & BSEE Compliant)

This 2 day interactive course is intended for people who wish to pursue a career in marine mammal observation and mitigation for the offshore seismic industry. The course has been designed to equip the delegates with a thorough background knowledge of all aspects of working offshore. 

Day 1 (classroom)
Introduction to Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
Legislation within the Gulf of Mexico & Global Oceans
Introduction to Seismic Surveys
Permitting Requirements
Role of the PSO
Data Collection and Reporting

Day 2 (classroom) 

Clues & Search Methods for Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles 

Species Identification 

Testing & Certification 

PAM course

Passive Acoustic Monitoring Training 


3 days of comprehensive ‘hands-on’ PAM training for delegates with a scientific background in biology and marine sciences who have successfully completed a certified PSO or MMO course.

Day 3 (classroom)
Sound In Water
Marine Mammals
Anthropogenic Noise in the Sea
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Marine Mammals
Local Mitigation Guidelines
PAM Principles and the Role of the PAM Operator

Day 4 (classroom)
PAM Hardware & Operations
PAM Software
PAMGuard Workshop


Day 5 (on a vessel)
Set up and deployment of PAM systems and visual observer stations
Real-time mitigation and reporting

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