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11 10, 2016

SMRU Canada wins FORCE

By | 2016-10-11T15:05:04+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Renewables, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

  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 [...]

4 10, 2016

Assessing noise reduction mitigation using PCOD

By | 2016-10-04T13:17:21+00:00 October 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. […]

1 06, 2016

Feeding with porpoise

By | 2016-06-01T07:01:33+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Research & Development, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A really interesting new study was published last week, which used data collected from tags deployed on harbour porpoises – in order to explore how the animals find food. […]

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 [...]

2 11, 2015

TNO use PCoD to assess impacts on porpoise

By | 2015-11-02T08:05:22+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Categories: News, PCoD, Publications, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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. […]

14 08, 2015

Porpoise going with the flow

By | 2015-08-14T07:16:35+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , |0 Comments

One important variable explaining the distribution and behaviour of coastal marine mammals are tides. An interesting new study has been published that identifies which tidal processes are the most influential on harbour porpoise presence at a site in the Netherlands. […]

23 06, 2015

Avoiding High Frequency Vessel Noise on Porpoise

By | 2015-06-23T22:38:22+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new paper in published in Nature has found that harbour porpoises react to low levels of high frequency vessel noise. Odontocetes (toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises) in particular rely heavily on the propagation of underwater sound for essential life functions including communication, navigation, and foraging. OCEAN NOISE IS ON THE RISE and it’s important to [...]

18 05, 2015

Marine mammals and bats sonar: flashlights & floodlights!

By | 2015-05-18T09:18:40+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Two new papers have been published on the ability of both porpoise and dolphins to change their acoustic field of view during prey capture in a similar way to bats! […]

15 05, 2015

International Baltic Porpoise Day!!!

By | 2015-05-15T08:23:23+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Boy, it comes around so fast every year. That’s right, it’s here already. Saturday 16th May is ASCOBANS International Baltic Harbour Porpoise Day! We trust you will take the time to celebrate the day appropriately – sparing a thought for the marine environment and the critically endangered Baltic porpoise. […]