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3 03, 2020

Monitoring for the Population Consequences of Disturbance

By |2020-03-03T14:06:38+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Research & Development|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consulting are delighted to announce that our review of the Methods for Monitoring for the Population Consequences of Disturbance (PCoD) in Marine Mammals has been published and is now available in Frontiers in Marine Science. […]

20 01, 2020

Expert Elicitations for the CARMMHA project: estimating how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected marine mammals

By |2020-01-20T11:25:58+00:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Expert Elicitation, PCoD, Research & Development|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Last week our own Cormac Booth led two expert elicitation workshops at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego, as part of the CARMMHA project. CARMMHA stands for the ‘Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment’, and is a project funded by GoMRI, with a collaborative team from a multitude of institutes including [...]

4 12, 2019

How to identify populations that are vulnerable to population level effects of disturbance?

By |2019-12-04T17:57:13+00:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Stats|Tags: |0 Comments

Over the past five years, we’ve been working with amazing collaborators at the University of St Andrews and around the world on the potential Population Consequences of Disturbance (PCoD). This week we’re delighted to announce a new paper exploring how to determine when PCoD models might be helpful in assessing the impacts of noise on marine [...]

31 05, 2018

New DEPONS paper: the effect of 65 offshore wind farms in the North Sea

By |2018-05-31T10:25:55+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: News, PCoD, Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We wanted to highlight to everyone the release of an exciting new paper which presents the predicted impacts on the harbour porpoise population as a result of the construction of 65 offshore wind farms in the North Sea, using the ‘Disturbance Effect on the Harbour Porpoise in the North Sea’ (DEPONS) model. […]

27 04, 2018

The cost of lactation

By |2018-04-27T11:51:23+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: News, PCoD, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Announcing the release of an exciting new paper linking maternal body size and condition during lactation to calf growth rates in southern right whales, using drones! […]

30 01, 2018

Free online training course – expert elicitation

By |2019-03-07T11:59:53+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: PCoD, Training, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Policy makers and managers are increasingly concerned about the effects of disturbance on wildlife populations, and in situations where management or conservation decisions need to be made, expert elicitation (asking experts for their judgements in a careful, structured process) is a viable way to provide short-term filling of knowledge gaps (we always recommend this to guide research [...]

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! […]

30 08, 2017

Guide to Population Models

By |2017-08-30T15:22:15+00:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: News, Publications, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We are pleased to announce the release of our report “Guide to Population Models used in Marine Mammal Impact Assessment” produced for JNCC in collaboration with Dave Thompson at SMRU. […]

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)! […]

21 03, 2017

Cormac Presents PCoD Lite at ONR Program Review

By |2017-03-21T08:49:50+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Conference, PCoD|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Today Cormac Booth is presenting at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Marine Mammal and Biology Program Review. His talk is entitled: PCoD Lite – Using an interim PCoD protocol to assess the effects of disturbance associated with US Navy exercises on marine mammal populations. […]

28 11, 2016

Dive planning in porpoises!

By |2019-03-18T11:09:54+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: News, PCoD, Research & Development|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An exciting, and pretty cool, study was published late last week – in which scientists showed that porpoises appear to pre-plan their dives whilst at the surface! […]

4 10, 2016

Assessing noise reduction mitigation using PCOD

By |2019-03-22T11:57:54+00:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: News, PCoD, Publications, Renewables, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We are happy to announce the release of a new report exploring how noise reduction methods might change the risk of impact associated with pile driving on the North Sea harbour porpoise population. […]