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14 06, 2018

Ursula presents Low Visibility Monitoring

By |2018-06-14T11:18:45+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Oil and Gas, Publications, SMRUC Europe, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ursula will be presenting tomorrow (15th June) on Low Visibility Monitoring at the workshop on The Effect of Seismic Surveys on the Marine Environment at the European Association of the Geoscientists & Engineers Conference & Exhibition. […]

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 [...]

14 02, 2018

New PAM power analysis tool released!

By |2018-02-14T10:43:49+00:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: News, Oil and Gas, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, Stats, Training|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Last year, we announced the release of our report exploring the viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) for long term monitoring, we are now pleased to announce that the PAM power analysis simulation tool we developed as part of this work has now been made available online! […]

22 08, 2017

The Viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring

By |2017-08-22T07:10:17+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! […]

17 05, 2017

Low visibility monitoring methods

By |2017-05-17T06:18:23+00:00May 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+00:00March 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+00:00September 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 |2017-09-07T23:29:25+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00January 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00July 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 [...]