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6 08, 2019

The harbour porpoise puzzle

By |2019-08-12T06:43:01+00:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: PCoD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This year has seen the publication of a series of papers which provide really important jigsaw pieces in how harbour porpoises exist on a day to day basis, and how they might be affected by being disturbed by underwater noise (e.g. from pile driving, seismic geophysical surveys or shipping). In recent months, a number of papers [...]

5 07, 2019

Release of SNH report on Noise Abatement Systems

By |2019-07-05T08:34:57+00:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Acoustics, Conference, Publications, Renewables, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consulting are delighted to announce the release of our latest Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) commissioned report – a review of noise abatement systems (NAS) for offshore wind farm (OWF) construction noise, and the potential for their application in Scottish waters. […]

12 04, 2019

Marine mammal noise exposure criteria reloaded

By |2019-04-12T13:25:07+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Acoustics, News, Oil and Gas, Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

An exciting, comprehensive and important piece of work on underwater noise and its effects on marine mammals has just been published – Brandon Southall and colleagues have updated their 2007 publication in Aquatic Mammals, congratulations Brandon and team! […]

11 05, 2018

The impacts of impulsive noise – Symposium announcement!

By |2018-05-11T08:49:52+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Conference|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce – and invite you to attend – the INPAS Symposium – exploring the effects of Impulsive Noise on Porpoises and Seals. […]

3 04, 2018

First Ever Sperm Whale in WA Inland Waters

By |2019-03-22T15:10:40+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Acoustics, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Yukusam is the male sperm whale named after an island to the northeast of Vancouver Island where he was first sighted in February. Now he has moved south and was spotted in the San Juan Islands on March 31st, the first ever sighting of this animal in Washington Inland waters! Generally a deep ocean species, the [...]

16 01, 2018

New porpoise energetics papers!

By |2019-03-18T10:40:06+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Renewables, Research & Development|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re excited to see two new papers published in Aquatic Mammals journal, furthering our knowledge of porpoise health, energetics and the effects of exposure to pile-driving noise. […]

11 01, 2018

How do porpoises respond to seismic noise?

By |2019-03-18T10:41:48+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: Oil and Gas, PCoD, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Given our projects in the North Sea and our work on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and with the development of the iPCoD framework, we’re always particularly interested when new research comes to light on how porpoises respond to noise. Today is one such day of interest! […]

24 11, 2017

How do whales respond to sonar ramp up?

By |2019-03-22T15:08:39+00:00November 24th, 2017|Categories: Publications, Research & Development|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A really interesting study from our colleagues at the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, and TNO has explored how effective the sonar mitigation known as ‘ramp-up’ is for humpback whales. […]

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 [...]

22 08, 2017

The Viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring

By |2019-03-15T08:45:44+00:00August 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! […]

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. […]

22 05, 2017

Moving slowly in all the right places – killer whales and reduction of noise effects

By |2017-05-22T13:57:11+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This summer a voluntary commercial vessel slowdown trial is planned to take place in the core summer habitat of Southern Resident killer whales. SMRU Consulting North America have played a significant role in the development and implementation of this exciting noise mitigation focused trial which is being led by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s ECHO Program. [...]

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! […]

5 12, 2016

How sperm whales respond to sonar and predators

By |2016-12-05T08:21:59+00:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: News, PCoD, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A really interesting new study uses anti-predator responses to create a relative index of disturbance levels to assess the disturbance to sperm whales caused by sonar. […]

21 11, 2016

Grey whales change their calls to be heard over noise

By |2016-11-21T12:43:13+00:00November 21st, 2016|Categories: News, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new paper has just been published on the vocal responses of grey whales to underwater noise. […]

6 10, 2016

How noise impacts endangered beluga whales

By |2019-03-22T11:53:54+00:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: News, PCoD, Publications, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We are delighted to announce the release of a new report exploring how the interim PCoD framework could be adapted to assess the effects of disturbance on the critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population! […]

21 09, 2016

The future of PCoD?

By |2016-09-21T06:23:21+00:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: News, PCoD, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce we’ve been awarded funding by the Office of Naval Research to build upon all the work done to date on exploring the Population Consequences of Disturbance (PCoD)! […]