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25 09, 2019

The Coastal Acoustic Buoy: a new tool for remote and real-time acoustic monitoring

By |2019-09-30T12:33:36+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Acoustics, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What do you do when client after client asks about real-time passive acoustic monitoring but are then shocked by the required logistics and cost of a cabled system or a large, long-term buoy-based system? Things get worse when the client also wants to localize any vocalizations and one detection system is just not enough to cover [...]

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 [...]

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. […]

10 04, 2017

New PCoD page!

By |2017-04-10T06:12:39+00:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: News, PCoD, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce we’ve developed our new PCoD website and new information about the ONR funded PCoD+ project (see links at the bottom)! […]

23 02, 2017

How to monitor for population effects of noise?

By |2017-02-23T08:44:57+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: PCoD, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Next week, we’re hosting a workshop to identify monitoring priorities for assessing population consequences of disturbance! […]

15 11, 2016

Refining Estimates of Collision Risk for Harbour Seals and Tidal Turbines

By |2016-11-15T13:45:38+00:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re excited to announce the release of a new report which updates how we can assess the potential impacts of collisions between marine mammals and tidal energy devices! […]

6 07, 2016

Conference: Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life

By |2016-07-06T08:18:51+00:00July 6th, 2016|Categories: Conference, News, PCoD, Renewables, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consulting is looking forward to attending the 4th International Conference on The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life in Dublin next week. […]

11 03, 2016

Acronyms abound! JNCC release JCPIII

By |2016-03-11T10:17:57+00:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Excited to see that the Joint Nature Conservation Committee has released the Joint Cetacean Protocol (JCP)! […]

18 09, 2015

Seismic shift in focus?

By |2015-09-18T05:04:28+00:00September 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 [...]

10 08, 2015

SMRU Consulting and NRW lead the way

By |2017-11-24T05:56:44+00:00August 10th, 2015|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Natural Resources Wales (NRW), working with a team led by SMRU Consulting and including other experts from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and the Scottish Association of Marine Sciences (SAMS) have recently published a new set of guidance on marine mammal surveying requirements at wave and tidal stream energy sites in Wales. […]