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26 11, 2018

Going for gold!

By |2018-11-26T13:30:59+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are proud and excited to announce that the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC)  Scientific Research Programme won the Sustainable Development Award, one of ten Nature of Scotland awards. The award, from the RSPB, co-sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage,was given last Thursday. The Nature of Scotland awards celebrate and recognise the best of conservation in [...]

12 09, 2018

Presenting at ESOMM 2018

By |2018-09-12T07:45:28+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

This week Cormac and Ursula are attending and presenting at ESOMM 2018 (Effects of Sound in the Ocean on Marine Mammals) which is being held in combination with the 3rd Programme Review Meeting of the E&P Sound & Marine Life Joint Industry Programme (JIP) in The Netherlands. […]

18 05, 2018

INPAS Abstracts announced!

By |2018-05-29T18:40:40+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

As we’ve talked about in recent posts, we’re co-organising the INPAS symposium – exploring the latest research on the effects of impulsive noise on and harbour porpoise and seals. We’re delighted to announce the abstracts for the presentations. Check them out below! And REGISTER HERE! […]

16 04, 2018

Our Sponsored All Women North Pole Expedition; rolling blog updated daily

By |2018-04-22T20:44:45+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consulting are sponsoring an amazing group of women who are currently skiing their way to the North Pole. The Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition. Check back here daily to see how their expedition is progressing and follow #northpole2018 across social media for updates. […]

10 04, 2018

SMRU Consulting Sponsor all women North Pole expedition

By |2018-04-10T19:22:01+00:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: SMRUC Europe, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When an opportunity arose to support an international team of women to ski the last degree to the North Pole, how could we resist? Here at SMRU Consulting we are delighted to support the Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition 2018. Led by Felicity Aston MBE a group of 11 women from 10 nations (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, [...]

12 03, 2018

A tidal first!: Tracking movements of porpoises and dolphins around a tidal turbine

By |2018-03-13T09:11:51+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

By Chloe Malinka We’d like to let you know about a new publication, authored by researchers from SMRU Consulting, the Sea Mammal Research Unit, and a couple of PAMGuard programmers. Our paper presents findings from the first in-situ passive acoustic monitoring array for marine mammals at an operational tidal turbine in Ramsey Sound, Wales, UK. This post [...]

27 11, 2017

Underwater noise, where science and policy meet

By |2017-11-27T14:23:10+00:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In 2015 Andrew Wright from Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, VA, wrote; “Establishing noise exposure criteria for marine mammals has proven to be a difficult and contentious issue”. […]

15 11, 2017

PAPER: How to monitor marine mammals in low visibility conditions

By |2017-11-15T10:15:21+00:00November 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 [...]

7 11, 2017

New insights using DNA to describe the diet of endangered Steller sea lions

By |2017-11-07T19:54:31+00:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Publications, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New publication now available: Tollit, D.J., L. Fritz, R. Joy, K. Miller, A. Schulze, J. Thomason, W. Walker, T. Zeppelin, T.S. Gelatt (2017). Diet of endangered Steller sea lions in the Aleutian Islands: New insights from DNA detections and bio-energetic reconstructions. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95(11): 853–868, year 2017, doi: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0253. The western stock of Steller [...]

13 06, 2017

Impacts of offshore wind construction on harbour porpoises

By |2017-06-13T06:39:31+00:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Renewables, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce the release of a new report,  where we used the Interim Population Consequences of Disturbance (iPCoD) model to investigate the potential ‘aggregate effects’ that could arise from the currently planned 12 years of English wind farm construction on the North Sea harbour porpoise population. […]

14 09, 2016

Population effects of Navy sonar on marine mammals?

By |2016-09-14T12:50:20+00:00September 14th, 2016|Categories: PCoD, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce the release of two reports that we’ve produced working with the Office of Naval Research, exploring how the interim Populations Consequences of Disturbance (iPCoD) might be adapted to explore the population level effects of Navy exercises on marine mammal populations. In this study we focused on populations of Blainville’s beaked whales and [...]

1 06, 2016

Feeding with porpoise

By |2016-06-01T07:01:33+00:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Research & Development, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A really interesting new study was published last week, which used data collected from tags deployed on harbour porpoises – in order to explore how the animals find food. […]

14 03, 2016

Happy Pi Day!

By |2016-03-14T10:02:54+00:00March 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It's Pi Day! Not so often that 3/14/16 comes along (though we might have celebrated last year too...) ...of course this is meaningless to most of us in the UK...but let's let the North American mathematicians have their day. [TAKES A DEEP BREATH] 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749567351885752724891227938183011949129833673362440656643086021394946395224737190702179860943702770539217176293176752384674818...  

9 09, 2015

Oceans of noise: BBC Radio

By |2015-09-09T06:53:14+00:00September 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Morning all, check out this interesting radio programme from BBC Radio 4, looking at underwater noise as a pollution and how it could be affecting the marine environment. It's at the core of a lot of the work that we do and it's a nice primer for the issues! Check it out here.  

20 07, 2015

SMRU Consulting Wins Joint UK-Canada Research Competition to Advance Tidal Energy Technologies

By |2015-07-20T17:37:10+00:00July 20th, 2015|Categories: News, Renewables, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We’re happy to announce that SMRU Consulting has just won a bid from the Offshore Energy and Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and Innovate UK to help advance tidal energy. […]