Photograph by Bill Curtsinger

SMRU Canada wins FORCE

 

SMRU Consulting Canada and FORCE (The Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy) continue to work together on the potential effects of tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. FORCE is Canada’s leading research centre for in-stream tidal energy, and acts as a host to technology developers, and oversees the independently reviewed environmental monitoring program in the Minas Passage.

Continue reading

#TBT: Real time PAM mitigation

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 in the UK.

Read more
Photograph by Bill Curtsinger

TNO use PCoD to assess impacts on porpoise

TNO have released their new report on the assessment of different offshore developments impacting harbour porpoises in the Netherlands (published by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment). SMRU Consulting were involved in this project by assisting TNO re-developing the interim PCoD model to fit in their assessments. The TNO report is entitled: Framework for assessing ecological and cumulative effects of offshore wind farms: Cumulative effects of impulsive underwater sound on marine mammals

Read more
1 2