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15 11, 2017

PAPER: How to monitor marine mammals in low visibility conditions

By | 2017-11-15T10:15:21+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Oil and Gas, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Having a British base for SMRU Consulting Europe means some of us are a bit preoccupied with the weather.  And sometimes it even affects our jobs.  Visually detecting animals in low visibility conditions can be challenging – and that affects our ability to monitor populations and mitigate impacts. So how do we improve detection performance in [...]

22 08, 2017

The Viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring

By | 2017-08-22T07:10:17+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Oil and Gas, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce the release of a new report exploring the viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) for long term monitoring! […]

14 08, 2017

The autonomous future of science!

By | 2017-08-14T10:59:31+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: News, Oil and Gas, Publications, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We’re excited to announce the release of our report “Understanding the current state of autonomous technologies to improve/expand observation and detection of marine species” – which is now publicly available. This was a collaborate project with Akvaplan-niva, British Antarctic Survey, CREEM, NORUT, Seiche Ltd and SMRU and it follows on from the recent release of another [...]

17 05, 2017

Low visibility monitoring methods

By | 2017-05-17T06:18:23+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Oil and Gas, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are proud to announce the release of our report entitled “Low visibility real-time monitoring techniques review”. This was a collaborate project with SMRU, Marine Ecological Research Ltd, CREEM, Ocean Environmental Consulting, Alfred-Wegener-Institut and Prove Systems Ltd.  […]

1 02, 2017

Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

By | 2017-02-01T13:46:07+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: News, Oil and Gas, Publications, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Announcing the release of the Endangered Species Research special-themed issue on the effects of Deepwater Horizon. We are extremely proud to have worked on this as part of a collaborate effort with CREEM, SMRU and NOAA. […]

15 07, 2016

Watching polar bears watching you

By | 2016-07-15T16:10:18+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Categories: Oil and Gas, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new study is published on polar bear behaviour near ice breaker operations. Today is Arctic Sea Ice Day. When we think of the Arctic the polar bear is one of the first species we think of. It is an iconic Arctic species but one that is threatened by sea ice loss. The Arctic has experienced [...]

11 05, 2016

Effects of seismic on bowhead whales

By | 2016-05-11T18:24:19+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Oil and Gas, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|0 Comments

This week SMRU Consulting Research Scientist Frances Robertson published her work on the effects of seismic survey operations on bowhead whale behaviour and distribution in the Alaskan Arctic. Her paper, titled Behavioral responses affect distribution analyses of bowhead whales in the vicinity of seismic operations, is now available online. […]

18 11, 2015

Movements of North Atlantic right whales explored

By | 2015-11-18T10:05:20+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Oil and Gas, PCoD, Publications, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new study focused on using expert elicitation to help try to plug data gaps for North Atlantic right whales (NARW) has recently been published by University of St Andrews scientists (and co-authors in the USA). […]

18 09, 2015

Seismic shift in focus?

By | 2015-09-18T05:04:28+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Categories: News, Oil and Gas, Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The issue of underwater noise as a form of pollution is gaining increasing notice with the general public, scientists and decision makers. Two new papers released in the past few weeks have focused on the issue of noise pollution and the use of seismic surveys (used in exploration for oil and gas reserves) which involves using loud [...]

29 06, 2015

Low Visibility Real Time Monitoring

By | 2015-06-29T13:35:37+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Categories: Oil and Gas, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Are you using, testing, selling or developing marine mammal monitoring equipment that can be used in low visibility conditions? Then SMRU Consulting needs you! […]