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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.  […]

6 03, 2017

New Paper: Using acoustics to learn about harbour porpoise behaviour in tidal environments

By | 2017-03-06T18:44:19+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Last week our colleagues at SMRU and PAMGuard published a paper on an approach they developed to successfully find and track harbour porpoise in tidally active areas. Their paper entitled Passive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoise in tidal rapids was published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. […]

10 09, 2016

A whale sized recovery for the humpback whale

By | 2016-09-10T17:17:46+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This week we saw some really uplifting news in the whale world. The US government announced that they were removing almost all of the world’s humpback whale populations from the endangered species list. To be precise NOAA Fisheries stated in a press release on September 6th that humpback whales in 9 of 14 newly identified distinct populations [...]

23 06, 2016

Eavesdropping on killer whales in the Salish Sea

By | 2017-07-01T22:57:56+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are thrilled to launch the first of our live passive acoustic monitoring systems, the upgraded Lime Kiln Hydrophone Station is now live streaming around the world!   […]

16 06, 2016

Improving environmental monitoring around tidal energy devices!

By | 2016-06-16T08:30:45+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are proud to announce the release of a new report on the innovative new technology we have developed and tested for the fine scale underwater movements of marine mammals in the vicinity of marine tidal energy devices. […]

14 04, 2016

Ursula co-authors a new porpoise paper

By | 2016-04-14T08:47:44+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Categories: Publications, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consultings Ursula Verfuss has co-authored another paper that is now available online. The paper is entitled: Diel and seasonal patterns in acoustic presence and foraging behaviour of free-ranging harbour porpoises. This links nicely to our last blog on “Listening to Echolocation Clicks with PODs” and is a great example of how echolocation behaviour collected from PODs can be interpreted. [...]

24 03, 2016

#TBT: Real time PAM mitigation

By | 2016-03-24T07:26:17+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This blog post is part of SMRU Consulting’s #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) series. On Thursdays we’re going to posting about projects from way back when, many of which are part of developments that are consented or up and running. This #TBT blog is about our development of a real-time monitoring buoy to provide live detections of dolphins and porpoises during a port construction [...]

7 01, 2016

The pitfalls of simple PAM

By | 2016-01-07T16:00:07+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Categories: Publications, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted that our own Cormac Booth has a chapter called “Challenge of Using Passive Acoustic Monitoring in High-Energy Environments: UK Tidal Environments and Other Case Studies” published in the new book: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. […]

17 09, 2015

#ThrowbackThursday: Forth Road Bridge

By | 2015-09-17T07:20:52+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This blog post is part of SMRU Consulting’s #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) series. We’re going to posting about projects from way back when, many of which are part of developments that are consented or up and running. This #TBT blog is about our noise monitoring and mitigation work conducted during the construction of the new Forth Road Bridge. […]

3 09, 2015

#ThrowbackThursday: Sizewell C-POD Study

By | 2015-09-03T06:56:34+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Categories: SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

This blog post is part of SMRU Consultings #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) series. Every Thursday we’re going to posting about projects from way back when, many of which are part of developments that are consented or up and running. This #TBT blog is about our C-POD study conducted at the Sizewell Nuclear power plant site in Suffolk. […]

27 07, 2015

Subsampling PAM – Dangers of duty cycles

By | 2015-07-27T05:49:09+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) can be a great tool to monitor marine mammal presence over wide areas and long time periods. However, there can be large costs associated with retrieving and replacing the recorders – for example, those deployed offshore or in dynamic environments may require significant time, specialist vessels and personnel in order to retrieve and [...]